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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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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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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I saw the Lincoln Memorial from a distance while I was at the Washington Monument and had to see it up close; it did not disappoint as it has a powerful presence overlooking the reflection pool and other nearby memorials. The steps leading up to the huge sculpture of Lincoln seated are deep and commanding, I noticed little things like... More

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Dallas, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You see the Lincoln Memorial on TV all the time but it takes a personal visit to grasp just how large it is. There are a lot of steps to climb to see the Lincoln statue but there is also an elevator available from the base (along with restrooms and small museum).

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Miramar
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There was so much to see in this area. Everything is in walking distance of something else. Definite a must see experience.

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Walker, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Feeling you get when you walk up and lookout and realize all the history that was made on this very sight. The rangers are very helpful and answer any questions you may have.

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must see! Spend time to read his words. He wrote them for us. He saved the US. "we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the... More

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Midland City, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It is something every American should see. Make sure you climb the steps & go up into the memorial & also read the Gettysburg address on the left side of the memorial along with Lincoln's second inaugural address on the right side. Go ahead & analyze the complete memorial while you are there, it is quite interesting.

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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I've been her numerous times and it doesn't lose it's appeal. it is an amazing memorial to Lincoln. the Gettysburg address in carved into the wall too. The only drawback is the crowds and people being inconsiderate.

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Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Too many people parked all over the steps. Made for an interesting zig-zag of a climb up and down. Far too crowded, makes you wonder about safety on the stairs...

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Awe inspiring. Beautiful and moving. Epitomises the American spirit. Was great to see the "real thing".

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Miami Beach, Florida
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great fireworks show. Also, incredibly well mannered and behaved crowd. We stayed back to let the crowd thin and the Lincoln Memorial is such a solemn, quiet space. Peaceful and for some reason sitting on those steps is quite romantic too. Go figure!

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