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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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Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Stand in front of Lincoln at the top of the stairs in his Memorial and read those stirring, immortal words. I can't do it without feeling intensely patriotic, intensely human. If DC is the Capitol of the Free World then the Lincoln Memorial is the center of it all. Imagine Lincoln at Gettysburg, Nixon's midnight visit to the Anti-war protest... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

With all the museums and tours closing at 5pm, save this memorial until night. Take a soda and snack and just sit on the steps in front of Lincoln overlooking the reflecting pool. We absolutely loved this monument.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We saw this memorial during the day on the Old Town Trolley Tour and it was really amazing. We then went and saw it AGAIN during a night time tour with On Board tour program and that was the best part - we were told about subtle nuances and the amazing history behind this memorial. The reflecting pool was full... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

you have to see it to believe it, the view of the reflecting pool is amazing , the lincoln memorial is also much bigger than you think.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It was everything I had expected. Beautiful, poignant, and stately. I was there around sunset and found it to be quite stunning. The experience was definitely enhanced by the solemnity of the other visitors at the time of the visit.

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Boughton-under-Blean, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Amazing.....must visit. Take your time to visit this over different times of the day....the light looking over the reflecting pool at various times is beautiful.

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White River, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Lincoln Memorial features a good summary display and narration below, and of course the famous statue above. There is an elevator for those who need this access. The view from the memorial is lovely.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Make sure you take the time to find your state on one of the seals that surrounds the Memorial. This is a great place to go in the early morning or evening time. I would start at the Lincoln and work my way towards the capital.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Seen this many times in movies and on TV but it is even more impressive in real life. A truly spectacular sight well worth a visit.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately there was building work so the end by World War II memorial was closed so you could not get the full iconic view looking towards Lincoln Memorial.

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