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Albert Einstein Memorial

22nd St and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC (National Mall)
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Ranked #54 of 252 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The other memorials are generally so flashy and big. But the Einstein memorial is simple and soothing. He was a great man and he deserved a memorial of his own. I am glad it was made this way. Many people visit DC without knowing about it or visiting the Einstein Memorial.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There is a story of a student who, while hurrying across the Princeton campus, notices an old man sitting on a bench just staring into space. The younger man thinks "look at that man wasting his life sitting there doing nothing" then he suddenly stops and goes back to look at Albert Einstein. This statue captures the relaxed, unassuming nature... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Thanks to the research on TA, we came to know about this memorial to one of the greatest minds of our time. And we were even more glad that we visited: a larger-than-life tribute to a brilliant person. Interesting facts about the statue are on the plaques next to the statue. Don't miss it if you're in DC.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Even though this memorial is small and a little hidden it is worth a quick visit. With a larger than life sculpture of the genius it sits on a star map designating the date of dedication. Appropriately located in the National Science Federation front gardens on Constitution Avenue, it is located near the Lincoln Memorial and worth the few minutes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

When getting to DC I made sure I review all of the attractions on trip advisor I was able to get a first hand look an choose what I wanted to see. The Albert Einstein Memorial was a must see.... it is so large you dwarf next to him. It was done with such taste

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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Einstein's memorial is located outside the National Academy of Sciences. He is sculpted in bronze and appears to be relaxed as he is holding his most famous equations: photoelectric effect, theory of general relativity, and the equivalence of energy and matter. There are 3 quotes engraved on the bench where Einstein sits. Easy to pose on his lap for you... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

E=MC Squared, and we happened about this quiet spot to sit and think with a genius. Lovely art as well as a tribute to Albert Einstein.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you are visiting the mall and you have some time left, you should check it and take some pics. It's a nice place to take funny pics.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were in DC on a really hot spring day and the place was full of school trips. Einstein is clearly not on the must do list. It was cool and calm and quiet. And it's a great statue - quite different from the others we saw. We did have a car. Otherwise it would have been a long walk... More

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bklyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We love to take pictures with this statue every time we visit D.C. It is across the street from the Lincoln memorial. Einstein is very welcoming and looks different from most other statues in the area. We always seem to visit at night so we have him to ourselves.

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