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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 253 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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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Go in the evening for easy parking and spectacular views. Learn more about Thomas Jefferson and see the Mall from a new perspective.

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South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We walked around the tidal basin all the way from the Martin Luther King Memorial right around. The Jefferson Memorial was just over half-way around. At the back of the Jefferson Memorial is a small pond with a statue of the author of the declaration of independence. The hop-on-hop-off buses were everywhere, so I can just assume they stop at... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Having grown up seeing this iconic memorial on our TV screens it was even more impressive in real life. We were unable to get a ticket to go inside to the top but I'm sure it would have been well worth it, need to get there early.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We went here & thought it was lovely. We used the hop on, hop off bus. It was not as packed as we thought it might be.

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The fact Jefferson's words still guide our country is reason enough to visit. The memorial is vast and its image is America at its very best.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We spent 53 hrs in DC, nearly did not go but we are so glad we did , seeing these monuments is great

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Valencia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I am not sure Thomas Jefferson gets enough credit these days. A real Renaissance man. Author of the Declaration of Independence, founder of the University of Virginia, gentleman farmer, architect, wine expert, lawyer, public servant, historian, philosopher and, of course, third President of the United States. The memorial features classical architectural elements such as marble columns with Ionic capitals, a... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

OK, this memorial is a bit far from the rest of the main attractions, but trust me, it is worth a visit. I walked from Lincoln memorial to Jefferson memorial (it's not a big deal, all you need are comfy shoes). I liked this memorial better than Lincoln's. It is near the water, not terribly busy and the place is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Another very good memorial dedicated to the man most responsible for the greatest document in the United States. The US Constitution.

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Irkutsk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

It is located pretty far off the beaten track, so I would recommend biking or riding over there. The best views are from across the lake, but it is worth seeing up close as well.

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