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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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Great memorial!

Take advantage of the great photo op of the Jefferson memorial while you're there. Takes you thru all four terms of Roosevelt's terms in office.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Cheryl S
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Grand Rapids, Ohio
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Grand Rapids, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Take advantage of the great photo op of the Jefferson memorial while you're there. Takes you thru all four terms of Roosevelt's terms in office.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We visited on monuments by moonlight tour. This Memorial is often overlooked as it is a one story memorial. None the less, it was very lovely with wonderful views of the Washington Monument. It is in close proximity to MLK memorial as well. There are nice restrooms available at this location.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Loved the flow of this memorial and how it depicted FDR's presidency. The water fall is beautiful and you really feel the depression's effect of the American people. His dog is a must see for animal lovers.

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Indianapolis
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited here at my daughters recommendation. I didn't know about this memorial. Very moving. Waterfalls were not on. I would have liked to seen it with that feature. Very calming,meditative place. Don't miss!

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Cottondale, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We were there at about 6:30-7:00am and had the whole place to ourselves. It was nice and a beautiful way to wake up.

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Houston, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The meandering walk representing the 4-term president's time in office gives insight into the time periods via numerous sculptures and speech highlights. This is a fitting tribute to the man and the enormity of the problems he faced during these tumultuous years.

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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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