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Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool

National Mall, Directly west of the Mall in Potomac Park, Washington DC, DC 20242 (National Mall)
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: The majesty of Daniel Chester French's 19-foot high statue of Lincoln is complemented by Jules Guernin's 60-foot high murals depicting the Angel of... more » Owner description: The majesty of Daniel Chester French's 19-foot high statue of Lincoln is complemented by Jules Guernin's 60-foot high murals depicting the Angel of Truth on one side and Fraternity and Charity on another. « less
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Main Beach, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Experience walking the stairs and getting to the top where the views are spectacular. The Memorial is more majestic in real life than ever seen in photos. Read the words, enjoy the experience.

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Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

this fabulously stunning building is so steeped in history it shouts at you as you approach. set in beautiful surroundings it's a must as is the rest of this great city. recommend the trolley bus to reach it. Don't miss it!

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Toronto On Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Love it ! Amazing view, inspiring statue and quotes. Don't miss the MLK inscription on the steps. Walk around to the back for a great view of Arlington. Also a great photo op in the left corner looking towards Capital.

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france
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38 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The access is not so easy (the memorial is far from everything) but there is a city-bike station just beside the Memorial (not always shown on the maps). I liked the guided tour by a park-ranger, almost too short ! (15 mn) I recommend to see the movie by Spielberg ("Lincoln") before your visit : it gives an extra emotional... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Just a wonderful tribute to President Lincoln & the WWII memorial is right near it. It is worth the visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Stopped in at 9PM to view this memorial. It was beautiful at night all lit up. I was a little surprised that there were so many people there at night. We only had time to see this one but next time I am in DC I will spend an evening walking to and viewing all the memorials.

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Salem, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

OMG... the reflecting pond is a disgrace... such a smelly disgusting body of water.. shame on DC for letting the bird feces destroy a national monument! It smelled worse than walking by a barn of PIGS!!! The actual monument and information room were spectacular... larger than I had envisioned. so beautiful.

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This memorial is fitting and a must-see. Simplicity is the best part of the experience, as you climb each stair and read each word engraved on the walls inside the memorial. I have seen pictures of this attraction many times, but nothing compares to the actual visit! Being from Illinois, our history classes and field trips are always filled with... More

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Long Island, NY
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this amazing tribute to our greatest president. Take the elevator if you have trouble with steps. Read his words and look at his image. Honor his memory.

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Besides the obvious, check out the mini-museum at the base of the stairs -- lots of info about Lincoln's time as President.

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