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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Address: Off West Basin Drive, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Ranked #5 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Owner description: This outdoor memorial is the most popular of presidential memorials...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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 sculptures.
Useful Information: Stroller parking
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Highland Heights, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

When my family and I visited this memorial we spent almost an hour looking through and reading everything. There are four parts to this memorial, each exhibiting highlights of each term FDR served. There's even a section honoring Elanor Roosevelt, one of America's best female figures. The whole memorial is wheelchair accessible and is a must see, even if you... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This monument has a set of carved stones. Statements by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt demonstrate how committed they were to equality, the survival of the poor, and support of freedoms.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is a creative interpretation of the service of a giant of a president, who provided hope and solutions to our Great Depression, despite a well-concealed disability. This narrative of sculptures tells the story of his accomplishments, and is best appreciated by the dramatic lighting of a nighttime visit. It is located between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, which explains... More 

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toronto
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This was one of our favorite monuments. Compared to the Lincoln and the Jefferson memorials, this one is VERY quiet. There are different sections, each representing a period of FDR's presidency. There is a great statue of FDR with his dog. It is adorable. There is also a gift shop with FDR-related stuff, including dolls of him and Eleanor. Great.... More 

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Central NJ, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It's quiet, peaceful, shady (so cooler in the summer) and has several water features. But what I like most are the inspirational quotes.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a great place to visit and on the way from the Lincoln Memorial to the Jefferson Memorial. There are a number of sections to this and as a non American I found this really moving. There is a section where FDR highlights the plight of the poor in America but you sense it had not been heard with... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I don't think I've ever heard anyone say, "You must go see this place!" But you must. It is kind of tucked away but so worth the visit. We were there probably eight or nine years ago, so I can't give you specifics; just that we loved it. (I see below that you have to make your comments within a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was our first visit to this memorial and it is now one of my favorite. So well done and a fitting tribute to a great man.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This memorial stretches over several acres, with four outdoor rooms - one for each of the terms of his Presidency. There are a number of lovely pools of water and the sound of splashing water is very serene. Inspiring quotations are carved into the stones. Unfortunately, when we visited in December 2014, the water pools were not flowing - I... More 

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Try to visit the memorial at the end of March and/or early April when the cherries are in full bloom. Make sure you visit the bathroom before coming to see the memorial since you may encounter long lines in the public restrooms. The crowd is at it's height during the weekends in that season, but you can avoid the crowds... More 

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