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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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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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Waveland, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a don't miss site for Washington DC. Very educational. Lots of steps to climb but there is an elevator about half way up.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Abe Lincoln's perpetual watch at DC's Mall is Zeus-sically reminiscent of an ancient Greek temple. Best visited early in the morning or late in the evening when the hordes of visitors are gone. The views from the top reminds you that you are in the midst of the world's most important city. Know Lincoln before you ascend the grand steps... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It was an amazing memorial and this famous place really makes you think about the American history! It has an elevator so my Mom could get upstairs to see Lincoln's statue. The view from the top of the stairs of the Reflecting Pool & the Washington Monument is beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

great monument and best seen at night so if you can go there then otherwise ensure its on your list.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

this is a nice memorial to visit during your stay in DC. it is not far from the national mall. the leaves were beautiful during the autumn months. the stair climb makes it for a great view.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The lighting gives the memorial a mood that is solemn and reverential. And its great to make the trip up the steps to work off what ever you had for dinner! Two of his speeches are engraved into the inside walls of the memorial. Plenty of room to stand and read them as many people were on the night we... More

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Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

In addition to being an important monument to Abraham Lincoln, it is also the location for Martin Luther King's famous " I have a Dream" speech. Look for the engraving marking the place on the steps where MLK stood to give his speech.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A great place to visit. Doesn't take a whole lot of time. Great picture spot too! A wonderful memorial!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Americans do their memorials so well. The attention to detail really shows through not just in the actual monument, but the story behind it and Lincoln is no exception. An example of this detail is the right hand side of Lincoln is relaxed whilst the left is held in a more tense position. This is supposed to convey the different... More

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Bromley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

visiting the Lincoln Memorial by night affords wonderful views across to the Washington Monument with relections of this in the reflecting pool. In addition,the Lincoln memorial looks beautiful all lit up and there are fewer visitors so I was able to spend time reading the words on the walls. However, I did also visit in the daytime and the views... More

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