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Jefferson Memorial

South of the Washington Monument on Ohio Dr., At the south shore of the Tidal Basin, Washington DC, DC 20242
202-426-6841
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Ranked #14 of 252 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: A 19-foot bronze statue of perhaps the most esteemed founding father sits beneath a columned rotunda in the style of the Roman Pantheon.
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Columbus, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I always saw this memorial from a distance. I am so glad that I visited this site for myself. Some of the quotes that I have heard before came from this great man. Go see this!

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The Jefferson Memorial is beautiful, especially at night with lights of the city reflected in the water. The columns are dramatic and make for some great photo opportunities Nice gift shop below Recommend seeing the memorial from one of the paddle boats for a full view Low points During my recent visits the staff were not very attentive and did... More

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Cedar Rapids
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We were there at night and shared the memorial with only one other couple. It is a beautiful memorial dedicated to a brilliant man.

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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I love the Jefferson Memorial but somebody needs to pay attention to it. Looks like it could use some TLC.

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St. Louis, MO
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This memorial was under repair. The lake is very nice we even rent a boat. but the memorial it self you have seen in many cities. There was many people there.

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Abilene, Texas, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Not as far a walk as the map might first lead you to believe, this was definitely worth the 10 minute walk off the National Mall. The picturesque setting is a nice backdrop for this very informative memorial & exhibit.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited the Jefferson Memorial during a recent tour of this area. Jefferson Memorial houses the standing statue of Thomas Jefferson in a Roman-styled dome. Jefferson was the one who spearheaded the idea of constructing government buildings based on ancient Roman structures to reflect the Roman democracy values, so it is no surprise that his memorial also... More

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Philippines
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

the awesomeness of this place is breathtaking. If you are not an American, i suggest reading about places you're visiting so that the history of the place will help in the appreciation of the sites

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It´s so familiar because it´s a film scene, great view, close to others atractions. Anything else? It´s free!!!

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Jefferson Memorial was the first stop on our walking tour of all the memorials in the area. Arriving at about 9a.m. on a Saturday morning, there were very few people about, and we were able to enjoy the monument in relative peace and quiet. The memorial itself is beautiful, reflecting Jefferson's admiration of classical Roman architecture. The outlook from... More

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