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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Spend some time here reading the quotes! We don't have leaders like this anymore....whose words bring our country together . Impressive. When we went it was full of WW2 vets . Gave me chills to know that Roosevelt was their commander in chief.

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Evans, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A picture paints a thousand words at this memorial. The many phases of the president's life is depicted in this unique memorial. It is definitely the best of all the monuments

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I would spend a couple of hours visting this place - recommend a tour.Part of the american history is there.

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massachusetts
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11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Do not miss this one! Like many DC Monuments, if it is raining bring an umbrella because you should not leave DC without visiting FDR and his First Lady, Eleanor. You travel through each of FDR's terms in epochs, feeling the continuity of certain campaigns while being struck by those unforseen tragedies and the wonderments that came through as successess.... More

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Bristol, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This memorial is beautiful and it amazes me to read all of the quotes that he made, it seems that many of the same things are still talked about now. This should be on your list to see.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I'm sorry it took me so long to see this memorial after moving to DC - it's now one of my favorites! There's something for everyone: beautiful stonework and water features, inspiring quotes, larger-than-life statues (even FDR's dog has a statue!), and the tidal basin acts as a beautiful backdrop. Wonderful to visit at any time of year, but especially... More

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upstate NY
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This memorial is a journey - a beautiful, meaningful, well-executed creative one. It should not be missed...The thought and cohesiveness of this memorial is unsurpassed. Make sure it is on your list of must-see's. Trees, sculptures, waterfalls, texture, direction. Just stunning.

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NYC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This memorial is a mini field trip in and of itself. Beautifully laid out and appointed. There are quotes and statuary every where. My wife and I enjoyed this monument as part of the "Monuments at Moonlight" tour...

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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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22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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