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Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool

Address: 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (National Mall)
Phone Number: (202) 426-6841
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Ranked #2 of 242 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: The majesty of Daniel Chester French's 19-foot high statue of Lincoln...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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 Truth on one side and Fraternity and Charity on another.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

January is probably a very good time to visit Washington & it's memorials. In this case it meant that there were little distractions from walking beside the reflection pool and ponder the greatness of this man. The statue itself is so large it can be intimitadating and yet the fact he is seated implies he was a humble man. Walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I would recommend you to rent a bike and go around the park! It is amazing and the monuments are worth to watch! This place is a must

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The majesty and impact of the Lincoln Memorial is enhanced at night. The seated Lincoln gazes on the National Mall, symbolic of the Union he saved. His face so expressive, evokes emotion for this visitor. The reflecting pool, partially frozen, creates memorable images. Parking in the evening is easier, the crowds less massive, so the experience becomes more personal, almost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Was surprised by the magnificence of the memorial - better than just its size. And free to visit (like all monuments in the area)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This is by far my most favorite place in DC. I could just sit here for hours. It's so relaxing even with the tourists. You can sit on the steps and just view the whole city. If you get lucky (like I did) as the sun sets and the moon rises, you can see the moon sit on top of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Such a large part of our DEFINING HISTORY and a great tribute for the man. To set on the steps at sundown and look at the the reflecting pool is awesome. What a great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I visited America for the first time in my life last July. I found visiting the Lincoln Memorial and reflecting pool a most amazing experience. I had hired a private guide for the afternoon and he was extremly informative. I hope that I will eb able to visit this amazing sight again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Not sure this iconic location needs the review, but I love Abe and come here every time I'm in the city!

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Must visit for anyone that visits Washington DC. Located on the other end of the National Mall, the view gives you all the important memorials right in front of your eyes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Well-worth the long walk I had on a cold snowy morning. The place was packed but the statue itself was fantastic. I am not an American but I can imagine the patriotic feelings it brings up in Americans. The pool was great - would have been lovely to see on a sunny day. The ducks floating/swimming on the pool were... More 

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