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Albert Einstein Memorial

Address: 22nd St and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20418 (National Mall)
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Ranked #46 of 242 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A must see for all science nerds. This large bronze sculpture of the scientist in a relaxed pose was unveiled on the 100th anniversary of his birth. There are quotes from him in the granite platform and metal studs indicating the location of the sun, planets, stars and quasars on the day of the unveiling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Across the street from the Lincoln Memorial, tucked in front of the National Academy of Sciences on the corner of 22nd and Constitution Ave, Albert Einstein waits for visitors. Parking nearby is difficult but if you're already on the Mall he's not really out of your way. Wearing Tevas and a smile, Albert studies the celestial map at his feet... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Just north of the Vietnam War Memorial, beyond The Mall, you can find the a seated bronze statue of Albert Einstein on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences. The memorial was sculpted by Robert Berks in 1979 and is enjoyable to see. The statue is situated on stone bench area and depicts the genius in a casual and... More 

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Westfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a nice side diversion and quickly accessed if you are at the Vietnam Memorial. My boys enjoyed the chance to go over and see the statue and get a feel for what Albert Einstein looked like. There is a steep hill/many stairs if mobility is an issue. I am not sure if it is fully accessible. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Statue is really nice, there are also some quotes around him. Worth taking a photo sitting in his lap haha

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We honestly didn't even know that this memorial existed, its just a fews minutes walk from the Vietnam Memorial wall,just cross Constitution Ave ,and its right there. Other than one other couple no one else was there when we went. Its a Huge statue and commands your attention, my husband had of course to stand with him....definitely worth a trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Not far off the beaten path but many people do not know about this memorial. It really is a great statue and tribute to the great scientist. Stand on the dot in the middle of the circle and talk, it echos all around you! Pretty neat. Nice place to stop and have a quite lunch and get a break from... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is such a cool statue! It's big and sturdy enough for you to sit in his lap. Also, when you are standing on the platform facing Einstein, look down and you will see the"universe" on the floor. If you stand in the center of this universe and speak to the statue, you will hear those words being notably amplified.I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On our 4th trip to D.C. we were amazed to know this monument was in the area! It's just north of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and often not enjoyed. Very few crowds. Be sure to read the information on the sculpture to truly appreciate it the significance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A really nice memorial to Mr. Einstein. A great sculpture with a Einstein holding a piece of paper with three of his greatest equations on it. Of course the most important one being E=MC2. There are three quotes as well. It's small and a little out of the way but at the same time that's what adds to its charm.... More 

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