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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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It's FDR - 'nuff said

Do the walk around the tidal basin. It is so worth it. This is the best monument (okay, after Lincoln memorial) in the area of the national mall.

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

Do the walk around the tidal basin. It is so worth it. This is the best monument (okay, after Lincoln memorial) in the area of the national mall.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very well-put-together outside memorial to who is arguably the best President the U.S. has ever had!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This monument, like some of the newest ones including MLK, is a little different in that it's spread out to be more of an experience than "yep, there it is". There are many benches and little spots tucked away for quiet reflection, with fountains and quotations throughout. It's a monument made for sitting and taking it all in. And because... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

FDR loved and appreciated the therapeutic qualities of water as he fought polio. This magnificent memorial brings you through his four terms as President and his significant accomplishments as he brought us out of a depression and through WWII. The walk and the quotes are a treasure trove of brilliance.

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

I think that I learned more about Mrs. Roosevelt than about FDR, for whom most everything about his life is already well known.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

So we left the Jefferson memorial and headed around the basin to check out the MLK. We had no idea the FDR Memorial was in our path and that it was so large and comprehensive. As our only 4 term president they had 4 sections, one dedicated to each of his 4 terms. Well done and informative.

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

It's wonderful to see so many learning about American history hands on, sometimes bathrooms aren't real close.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

One of the memorials on the Mall that surprised us. Lots of information about FDR and all that he did. It is a big memorial, but then his presidency covered a lot of years. Worth spending some time here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Terrific memorial, very easy to navigate. Heard the restrooms were located a bit far into the memorial, but did not search them out personally. Great to take a walk around the Tidal Basin and catch this memorial, MLK, and Jefferson Memorials all on a pretty swift walk.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Of my 4 different visits to DC, this is my favorite monument. It's by far the prettiest and most peaceful. When I think of Washington, I think of nice places like the FDR monument. It's right next to the tidal basin and it's a very pretty place to walk along the water front. Even when it's busy and hot out,... More 

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