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Address: Off West Basin Drive, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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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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a very creative memorial!

This is a must see! A huge memorial that commemorates all four terms of his presidency. We had a tour there, so we got a little extra information about it. Being one of the most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must see! A huge memorial that commemorates all four terms of his presidency. We had a tour there, so we got a little extra information about it. Being one of the most important presidents of the USA, this memorial gives him all the credits he deserve. Try to get some info about him to fully enjoy the... More 

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Thank Alexandre L
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I walked through this memorial on 1/31/15. It is just a short distance from the National Mall and the Lincoln Memorial this memorial sits along the Tidal Basin and provides numerous benches to sit along the memorial and along the water. Walking through will take less than an hour but why rush; enjoy the surroundings. The "rooms" of the memorial... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic memorial, easy to find and in a beautiful location. We were the only people there, so it had an eery feeling to it which made it even more special. A great find, so glad we went.

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Crofton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The FDR Memorial was easy to walk and lovely to behold on an April afternoon during Cherry Blossom season. The statue of Roosevelt in a self designed wheel chair along with his wife, Eleanor's reflective thoughts on how it affected her husband's character make a great introduction to understanding the Roosevelt years.

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Thank Matthew G
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the newer memorials and so worth the visit. Beautifully designed and peaceful. I was impressed with the added feature of Eleanor Roosevelt statue. Quotes from the former President are worth taking the time to read. I also loved Roosevelt's beloved Scottish Terrier being remembered with a statue---the kids visiting loved it too.

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Thank Susan M
Oakdale, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't know about this but found it on the way to the National WWII Memorial. A fine tribute to one of the greatest presidents ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This memorial was one of the highlights of my trip. I'd been to DC before, but hadn't gotten to this one, as it's on the south side of the basin. So a big thanks to the Circulator bus, who have this as one of the their stops (for only $1) because I was surprised and impressed. It's definitely different from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love strolling through the FDR monument. Beautiful in summer and barren in winter, I always notice something different as I walk through. Great, expansive, park - like area for running, walking, or if you have kids. Be sure to check out all the walls; some quotes are hidden around corners!

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great memorial to spend some time walking through. Lots to learn about a great president and a powerful first lady.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great memorial! Took a group of kids here and they loved seeing the statue and especially the dog.

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