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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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I have been to DC many times and somehow missed this. It is an excellent memorial and a good tribute to FDR. Worth seeing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I have been to DC many times and somehow missed this. It is an excellent memorial and a good tribute to FDR. Worth seeing.

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Senoia, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Maybe because we visited this monument at night, but a map was needed to help me understand this memorial. It was a very neat concept for a memorial to have it maze like, but I needed some navigation help.

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North Royalton, Ohio
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Saw it at night, impressive, it had a lot to see, very well done, wished we would have seen it in the day

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Make sure to make the time to visit this memorial. And make sure that you start at the beginning. The memorial is laid out over the four terms of his presidency and should be seen in order. It gives you a real feel for the Depression/WWII years in a way not done before.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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377 helpful votes 377 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We walked into this Memorial from the Tidal Basin side. Therefore we did not see it in chronological order. The entire Monument is massive, encompassing an area of 7.5 acres. It is the largest Memorial in the National Mall, and the only one to include a First Lady. It is divided into "sections", each one representing each of his four... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A great way to walk from the Mall to the Jefferson around the tidal basin. The FDR is a nice tribute to one of our greatest presidents.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

You will get a feeling of what life was like during FDR's time. Beautiful detail in all the statues and quotes. Every time you think it is over you peek around the wall and see another section. Give yourself plenty of time.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

In many visits to DC, I'd never seen the FDR memorial. Unlike the other landmark monuments in DC, it's not just 1 structure (think Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington). Instead you are drawn along a winding path along the tidal basin through the cherry trees, passing amazing statues of both FDR (complete with rocking chair and surprisingly not-to-scale dog) and Eleanor, in... More 

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Chardon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the massive chunks of stone and all the water features. The numerous quote written in the stones brought a reality to the exhibit aside from the physical grandeur of the space.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I visited on a drizzly Tuesday as cherry blossom petals were beginning to blow in the wind. This was my second visit. The major change is that, since nearly everything at the Memorial is touchable, some items had partly lost their patinas in favor of a polished look from so much touching. Notably, Braille dots by (I think) Leonard Baskin... More 

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