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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Off West Basin Drive, Washington DC, DC 20242
202-426-6841
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Ranked #10 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
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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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Houston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I saw this at night and I wish I had seen it in the day time. This memorial was really big and went way back. My pictures did not come out very good because it was night time. Also I didn't really get to see it very well because it was night time, but I really loved what I saw.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great outdoor memorial that is very non-traditional as memorials go. Bring a picnic lunch, or SOMETHING to eat as vendors are sparse to non-existent. Also - do not go in late spring or early summer as the Potomac is prone to rise. I've seen parts of this memorial flooded cuz the river is so high. Recommend also... More

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Washington, D.C.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The memorial is divided into four "rooms", all outdoors, one for each of his presidential administrations. A water theme is carried throughout. Lots to talk about with kids. What do the broken rocks mean, for example?

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This may be my favorite memorial in DC. Visited during a very busy Spring break/cherry blossom period. There is something about the layout that is amazing: A maze of granite walls, flowing water, inspirational quotes, wonderful yet intimate statues of FDR, Eleanor and their dog. Crowds, loudness and disrespect bothered me a bit at the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials. That... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This may be one of the most interesting and certainly is the most welcoming monument in Washington. It is an outdoor, walk-through site on the Tidal Basin, telling the story of FDR's interests and his presidency. There are quotes and statues interspersed with walls and water (he loved the water), so it is both a learning experience for adults and... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you go during the day in the winter, you'll miss out on the fountains and the lights; summer nights are the best time. You can walk through at your own pace, enjoying the views and learning more about a formative time in our history and an important man. When you get to the end, walk back along the Tidal... More

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
41 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was our 1st time seeing this memorial and walking in the park. We found it to be very inspiring and enjoyed walking through here - especially with the Cherry Blossoms in bloom. Organized very well for each of the times of FDR's service. So happy to see Eleanor recognized - I have always admired them both.

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Margate
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This was a major wonderful, respectful, well conceived memorial. I have been back twice and will visit again

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Central Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Not really moving and awe inspiring, but a great memorial to walk and think about the longest sitting president.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

First time seeing this memorial. Loved the way that it's divided into "rooms" to tell the story of Roosevelt's time in office. The quotes are very inspiring. Nice to see recognition given the First Lady as well. I know that the monument is supposed to be interactive but I wish that the hyperactive young kids would show more respect for... More

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