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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Off West Basin Drive, Washington DC, DC 20242
202-426-6841
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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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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We went to this as port of the night tour on the Big Bus. It was very impressive and our tour guide was very knowledgeable about it. I would not have gone to see this so I'm glad the tour took us as I would have missed out on a great memorial.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

the concept of honouring the man is fine but the walls and water didn't necessarily make sense. I may have missed seeing an explanation or understanding what the quotes were saying. We reached it after a long walk around the lake and were quite tired and hot. Fortunately the shop sold water. Worth seeing.

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Union Grove, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

One of my very favorites. Loved how it told his presidency. Enjoyed the statues and waterfalls. We looked at it at night and during day. The farmers and unemployed men were very moving.

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Bangor, Maine
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I had not seen this Memorial before I visited it on a quiet Sunday afternoon. It was outdoors, extensive, education and inspiring. FDR and Eleanor were huge figures in out history, and the stories were told chronologically enhanced by quotes and bronze sculptures.

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Perth, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Again , inspiring to see how the leadership of an individual can shape a nation in difficult times . Worth making half a day of walking around the monuments of which this was one of the thought provoking ones

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

had never made it to the back side of the tidal pool, but am glad I finally did. this is a very pretty, quiet, memorial and certainly worth the visit. nice fountains and depictions. I didn't see the film, but my cousin said it was interesting.

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Mobile, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The memorial pays tribute to our longest serving President. Moving and poignant. Loved seeing it at night, made it even more beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I have visited this memorial in the past but as an adult I found this to be one of the most artistic. The layout and flowing water sets a stage of tranquility in the midst of the suffering so many experienced during the Great Depression. It's a hidden gem along the tidal basin. I recommend picking up some bikes at... More

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Indio, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Very nice memorial, lots of waterfalls & famous quotes engraved in the huge granite stones everywhere. Pleasant & peaceful!

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Bromley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

which commeorate the life and achievements of this brilliant and loved president. I liked all - the seated FDR - the waterfalls - the depiction of a man listening to the radio -FDRs medium of comunication and the line of people in need of work - to the man and his dog. This is a clever and well executed memomrial.... More

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