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Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool

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Address: 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
Phone Number: (202) 426-6841
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The majesty of Daniel Chester French's 19-foot high statue of Lincoln is...
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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Too hot to stay long

Was there in the summer on a day that was so hot and humid people were passing out on the steps. Very quiet, even with a large amount of people there. A bit of a walk from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Was there in the summer on a day that was so hot and humid people were passing out on the steps. Very quiet, even with a large amount of people there. A bit of a walk from the capitol, but you pass the mall and other sculpters on the way.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

What can I say except...you find yourself standing in front of the enormous statue of Lincoln and emotions take over. Not only beautiful, but awe inspiring. Perhaps it won't be for everyone, but for Americans who love their country and President Lincoln, it will be an incredible experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

There is nothing to dislike about this memorial - other than the crowds. I have been here multiple times and always find it majestic and moving. The view from the top of the steps is beautiful. The immensity of the statue does President Lincoln justice. This is a "must-see" monument for all DC visitors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a really cool place to remember about our history. Love seeing this in person! The scale is amazing!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It was great to see the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool. Felt like we were in a movie. It s well worth the walk as it is all the way a one end of the museum strip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent place to visit. I was biking through many memorials and my family went to this one. Like I said, it was an excellent place with a giant statue of Lincoln himself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

To stand in the Memorial by Lincoln's Statue of magnitude and read some of the most inspiring words every written can send chills to your bones! The Inaugural Address and the Gettysburg Address are carved in the walls and can be easily read. It can be felt as if one is standing at the actual event hearing Lincoln's voice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I'd seen it in Movies but just to know that Martin Luther King said his "I have a dream" speech there is really something. That speech had no title but has since been called "I have a dream" the monument itself is grand!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This memorial is simple amazing and best out of them all! The surroundings are also lovely! Defo worth a visit!

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

You just have to see it and the statue represents the greatness of the man. I loved key speeches etched in stone around the memorial. It rightly commands the vista.

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