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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Off West Basin Drive, Washington DC, DC 20242
202-426-6841
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Ranked #9 of 252 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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Cordova
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This may be the largest memorial in a DC. Very beautiful & done very well. Beautiful friezes depicting time in America during the depression. Beautiful statues of President Roosevelt and his dog.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I recommend to visit this incredible monument. I recommend to do it in a tour guided. I did it very well in the night tour of Grey.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is a truly moving monument, encompassing in a very artistic and interesting way the various accomplishments of FDR. The location is gorgeous--near the water which he loved--and the walk to get there around the basin is rewarding.

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Poignant exhibits filled with waterfalls and statuary that cover his amazing presidency. His legacy is amply and simply honored here.

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Our tour bus drove my this memorial and no one got off to see it. We did and we really appreciated it! Four outdoor stone courtyards, each one depicting one of FDR's terms. A mini history lesson! Also close to the new MLK memorial, which is a must see.

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france
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

As always, I strongly recommend the visit by the Park Rangers : They are very well informed and kind enough to answer any questions ! Thanks to them, I understood much better the symbolism of this unique Memorial : much more intimate in a way than the *BIG* memorials (Lincoln,W., J.,...) Don't miss the president's wheelchair at the entrance !... More

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El Ejido, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I had never been and we decided to walk around the Tidal Basin to see it. It is really beautiful. The rocks, waterfalls, statues, quotes, etc were well worth the walk. We parked in the three hour free parking at the Jefferson memorial and walked around. Please don´t miss it!!!

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Jermyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The designers of the monument are genius. Absolutely LOVE this memorial. It is set up so beautifully. And my favorite part are all the inspirational quotes from FDR.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was probably my favourite Memorial. There is a lot to see here and all the sculptures are beautifully done. This memorial actually tells his story and there is a nice memorial to his wife too.

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East Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful memorial spread out over a large area with various areas showing the work of this president and how his reforms helped to get America back to work whilst in office. It recognises the many great things he did and there are lots of places to sit and relax and just chill out after a busy day... More

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