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Address: Off West Basin Drive, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Description: This outdoor memorial is the most popular of presidential memorials, in...
This outdoor memorial is the most popular of presidential memorials, in large part because of its elegant design, which includes waterfalls and sculptures.
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Larger than expected, kids loved it

This one is pretty large to walk around. Lots of fountains. Kids loved seeing the dog statue and the statue of FDR in his wheelchair. Gets hot and crowded, though!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This one is pretty large to walk around. Lots of fountains. Kids loved seeing the dog statue and the statue of FDR in his wheelchair. Gets hot and crowded, though!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The FDR memorial is a little out of the way, you have to walk around the Tidal Basin, but it is definitely worth the trip. It is laid out in 4 areas to represent the 4 terms of his presidency and has beautiful water falls and water features throughout. Going at night is highly recommended, very pretty all lit up.

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Cooper City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I've not gone to this memorial in the past because you have to walk around the tidal basin to get to it, but was happy that I made the trip this time. It's much more sprawling than expected with quite a few sections. Worth the walk, and you can do it in conjunction with the MLK memorial.

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A touching tribute to a great president that reveals his human side and gives us pause to reflect on his achievements.

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My favorite parts of this memorial are the architecture, with it's linear, moving layout; the outdoor setting and water features, and the tribute to Eleanor, which is so appropriate to me.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This may have been my favorite of the memorials. With four "rooms" to wander through and all the details from FDR's terms included, it was visually engaging and an easy trip through history.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial seems to pay homage to the president from the depression era. It is well done. There is also a statue of Eleanor on the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Extraordinary. Powerful. Moving. Just a few of the words that come to mind as you walk through this memorial to one of America’s greatest Presidents. While it is admittedly a bit of a walk, it is also, at least in my opinion, the most impressive of the monuments in the National Mall for its complexity, design & thoroughness in terms... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I think FDR would be pleased with the layout - educational and peaceful and beautiful - nice to see Eleanor given her own space

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the simplicity of this Memorial, that tied his 4 terms together in a true honor to the man that he was, and the woman who stood beside him. I hope the kids that visit this site realize how much he influenced our world as it is today.

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