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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Off West Basin Drive, Washington DC, DC 20242
202-426-6841
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Ranked #11 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Owner description: This outdoor memorial is the most popular of presidential memorials, in large part because of its elegant design, which includes waterfalls and... more » Owner description: This outdoor memorial is the most popular of presidential memorials, in large part because of its elegant design, which includes waterfalls and sculptures. « less
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Hidden between the Jefferson Memorial and the Martin Luther King Memorial the almost intimate Roosevelt Memorial is located. A joy to walk through!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Walking around and reading the words that was said by President Roosevelt gives you the faith that one day we can be this compassionate and powerful again.

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Panama City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I had no idea that the Memorial to FDR was so big. It was great the experience. I enjoyed how they separated the sections and waterfalls by his different presidential terms. A lot of great information was shared and it was lovely to see a portion dedicated to Eleanor.

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Monroe, New York
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This monument is in 3 different sections. The water running makes this area very peaceful. We stopped here to eat the lunch we had packed. Its hard to find places to eat that are reasonable

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Located a bit off the Mall, the FDR Memorial is one of my favorites. An interesting look at the man's 4 terms in the White House. Great perspective on all he had to face with the Depression & WWII

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Who would have thought? When you think of DC tourist sites, the Capital, the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument all come to mind. Yet the FDR Memorial was hands down the most impressive. The mix of stone, plants and water elements, coupled with the play of light... all highlighting FDRs quotations... Wow. FDR (the man, not memorial) was not without... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Loved the quotes that were throughout the memorial. This was one of my favorite memorials as it captured who this president was and how he really cared about the people.

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Rio Vista, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have always loved FDR. I think it goes back to a college professor who LOVED him and his lectures were filled with enthusiasm and detail! Visiting the memorial dedicated to this great man was memorable. I loved the way you walked around the fountains with quotes on the wall to see statues that showed the highlights of his life... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was by far my favorite memorial! Our tour guide from Big Bus tours gave us a detail-oriented tour of the memorial, highlighting everything President Roosevelt did, including signing the New Deal. It is a very peaceful memorial with multiple fountains, and accent lights to reflect and remember. A fitting memorial for a fine president!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It's more like a series of rooms than a monument. It takes you through the years of Roosevelt's presidency from the Depression through WWII. More than just a big statue of a great man.

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