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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Off West Basin Drive, Washington DC, DC 20242
202-426-6841
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Ranked #6 of 253 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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White River, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This memorial was very well done. It gives the best of the Roosevelts obviously. Worth a visit and very close to the Martin L King memorial.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Could not believe how impressive and moving this memorial is. Everyone knows about the Lincoln memorial which is impressive but this memorial to Roosevelt and his 4 terms in office is very special and reflects the profound impact he had on the USA.

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Tyne and Wear
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful memorial to Franklin Roosevelt which depicts many of his achievements. I loved the statues showing the queues in the Great Depression as well as that of Eleanor Roosevelt

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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Terrific memorial in Washington D.C. Provides a great insight to the terms of President Roosevelt and times that he served. The waterfalls provide a beautiful backdrop to the sculptures. A must see.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Modest among the gigantic neighbours but one of the most memorable, like a calming oasis where you can sit and enjoy your visit to WDC. Don´t miss this one!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is a well thought out memorial, you walk through time along the river as the rushing water gets either louder or quieter as you pass through time. A good spot for lunch.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is larger than I thought it was. Very glad we stopped and looked at it. Restrooms are located here also.

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Uttoxeter, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is my favourite of all the memorials, what stick me most were his quotations are as relevant today as they were during the second world war.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I went to see this museum at night, when it was all lit up and it was really lovely. This President is obviously revered in the States and his memorial is a fitting tribute to this man who obviously struggled with his health through a lot of his life.

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Belleville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The FDR memorial is not your typical D.C. memorial. It's set in a park-like setting with many trees. A great place to be in the heat of the day. There are several statues and water features. Many excerpts from his speeches are on the granite walls. It's a little off the beaten path but definitely worth seeing!

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