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Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool

2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (National Mall)
(202) 426-6841
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Ranked #2 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Monuments/ Statues, 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, 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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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Must visit! The feel that this place gives can only be experienced and can't be quoted. Gives a good view of the Washington memorial and the reflecting pool, so keep your SLRs ready!

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful ...especially at night. Very safe with lots of people milling around. Awesome view of reflection pool also

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Visited in early December, so it was very cold until we reached the memorial. Luckily we got to see the memorial just before a group of high school kids pulled up!!! I was in awe!!!! Also, the reflecting pool was amazing!!! Definitely a must when visiting DC

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking to see this impressive monument in person having seen it so many times in movies, documentaries etc. America is such a patriotic country, other countries should take a leaf out of their book when it comes to commemorating historical figures.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Was nice but they really need to clean up the goose poop. Watch your shoes on this one. Place was crowded but most people were friendly.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

I've only ever seen it in books and Google - in person it's grand and an amazing place. Surreal Experience

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Somerset, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Majestic. Lincoln is my favorite president and the entire Lincoln memorial site is lovely and offers numerous picture taking opportunities.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Bring a lunch...after standing in awe at this memorial, continue around the other side. Sit down. Peer into VA. Great view. Like the Spanish steps in Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Loved it! So magical, we've visited numerous times, but this time we arrived a little before sunset and it was beautiful and pink. The reflection pool was with ducks and the Washington monument was half pink half yellow, and there sit Abraham Lincoln overlooking everything. Beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I love how the National Mall is laid out (but how can they call it a Mall when there's no Orange Julius or Spencer's Gifts?--j/k). The Lincoln Memorial is a reminder of such an important time in our nation's history and Lincoln's speech is so moving. Looking out across the reflecting pool, you can see the WWII memorial and the... More 

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