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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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Went there at night, so we didn't get a guided tour, but still is worth it, as there's a small part below the exhibit in how it came into being. The reflecting pool at night... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Went there at night, so we didn't get a guided tour, but still is worth it, as there's a small part below the exhibit in how it came into being. The reflecting pool at night catches the city's lights and makes for a somber time

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Keswick, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was interesting to see the building that is so commonly seen on the back of every US penny. My only dislike was that it is so far away from the other sights and that you have to take a tour or a bus to get there.

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Lincoln Memorial was very moving. As many of the things are, I found the walk very doable, with something to see along the way at every turn. Wear comfortable shoes and just walk to entire mall to take in all the outstanding monuments. Once you're submersed in any part of the mall, it's very easy to hit a lot... More 

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Matawan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If your in DC then you must see the Lincoln memorial and the reflecting pool. The only bad thing right now is that they are repairing the reflecting pool and its drained of its water. I don't know when it will be refilled. If you are planning a trip and want to see it, I would find out. I already... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

beautiful, historic, important, moving. an important place for every American to see. Hard to get to by public transport, but worth the trip.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very exciting and meaningful to visit the Lincoln Memorial with your kids when they are old enough to understand and know who Lincoln MLK were.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

They need more hand railings, one to the side had people all sitting there, and a couple of us needed to use. Reflection pool was empty for repair, but when it's fixed I bet it's great! But it was still wonderful to see

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Minerva, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The walk was a nice, long walk but well worth it. It is just like you see on tv. Lincoln was huge and it was nice seeing the columns and the writings on each side of the statue. Bathrooms were filthy, but in a big city its the norm.

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Flushing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Lincoln Memorial several times now, but this was the first in many years in the evening- it is truly beautiful and even more majestic than during the day! Be prepared for LOTS of stairs! and a long walk along the WWII memorial and reflecting pool before actually arriving. The reflecting pool was drained, which was... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

what a great monument to visit and the entire area was just beautiful. Great for morning jogs or just sightseeing.

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