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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)
202-426-6842
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Ranked #2 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

One very hot very busy Sunday at the end of our Washington trip ....the Lincoln memorial is huge and awe inspiring and soo worth a visit. The steps, the reflecting pool, the view from the top down the national mall to the WWII memorial the spot where Martin Luther king changed history and especially Lincoln himself with his two inaugural... More

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South Denmark, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

So much history in this place. Make sure to have time and a lot of cold to drink during the summer time.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is my favorite memorial at The National Mall. The building is just spectacular because of it's design, size, and symbolism. I went during the day and at night. The view from this memorial is just very cool and historic at the same time. It gives you an idea of what it must have felt like to be there during... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is for me the main attraction. It's an inspiring monument, the reflecting pool is marvelous and the look at the washington monument behind is astonishing. Plus, it's free of charge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

....note the sign language of Abraham Lincoln's hand. He is signing A & L, his son was deaf. Don't forget to go out the back of the monument and take in the great view towards Arlington House and cemetery.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We LOVED seeing Lincoln so much that we went twice while in DC. The first time was at night close to 9:30PM and the other time was around 7:30PM. There were less people there, as we were told by people who live in DC, the later you go into the evening. It creates a more moving experience, if you love... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was another favorite. We saw it during the day and at night and it's beautiful lit up at night. Lincoln is another president who really worked for the people. Definitely a must see. The best time to see the effect of the reflecting pool is at night. People ask why it's called the reflecting pool? You'll see a reflection... More

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Glyndon, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful to see anytime but see it at night if you can! I have seen Lincoln a few times but this trip I was able to see it at night and it was a stunning sight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

DC is a second home to me and I have to vote for this attraction for the "do not miss" list especially for first time visitors to the city. The monument itself is imposing and reflective of Lincoln's influence on this country and his contributions as president. But equally important is the view down the reflecting pool to the capitol.... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We love the Lincoln Memorial and had a wonderful tour from the park ranger. We return again and again.

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