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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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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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I had no idea that the memorial was to large. Very interesting, in particular all of the quotes of FDR inscribed into the stone facings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I had no idea that the memorial was to large. Very interesting, in particular all of the quotes of FDR inscribed into the stone facings.

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Greensburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I went with a school group and we took the night tour of this monument. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but once we arrived, it didn't want to leave.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I was so impressed with the size. so many times when you see something in person you feel it is smaller or not quite the same as you had pictured, not so here. Just like the man this monument is larger than life. Take the time to walk around and read all the inscriptions on the walls.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We took a Monuments by Moonlight tour in late July. Our first stop was the Roosevelt Memorial and it is wonderful. The monument was dedicated in 1997 by President Bill Clinton and covers 7.5 acres. Four outdoor 'rooms', one for each of FDR's terms of office, trace twelve years of important events. Sculptures have FDR with his dog Fala and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

In order to understand what it all means and what it represents I would strongly recommend you go with a tour guide. It's also very impressive to see at night.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It's a stunning outdoor memorial to an amazing man! I highly recommend it. It's worth the pleasant walk.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Coming from the MLK Memorial one happens upon the very long and chronologically patterned Franklin Roosevelt Memorial. The staging of the memorial, with highlights from each of his four presidential terms, is very well done and very large. This memorial really has an impact not only of the man and his wife Eleonor but also of the times, during the... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This memorial is set so in tune with its surroundings that you could easily pass by taking in the cherry blossoms of the tidal basin and completely miss it. The site is a maze of waterfalls, bronze lifelike characters and huge stone walls with FDR's most notable quotes. Worth finding and visiting.

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Weston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is the most interesting monument in my opinion. You want through it and it touches on different times of FDR's life. Very well done - and kids can "move around" in it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

water water everywhere: the monument has 4 different aquatic based nooks representing each of his 4 terms a president.

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