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Albert Einstein Memorial

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Address: 2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20418
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Kids loved this memorial as they could climb up on Einstein's lap like he was reading to them from his book. The ground around Einstein depicts the stars when it was made. At one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Rancho Viejo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Kids loved this memorial as they could climb up on Einstein's lap like he was reading to them from his book. The ground around Einstein depicts the stars when it was made. At one point if you talk towards the statue it amplifies your voice. The kids even gave his nose a good rub to make them smart (local lore).... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Nothing special, except for one big statue, but if you are close by (at Lincoln memorial), the genius deserves your visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Definitely worth the stop. The area around the memorial was quiet while the rest of the monuments and memorials in the National Mall were packed. I was able to get a picture taken with no one else around me; unimaginable at any other monument during a busy Friday afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were only there for a few minutes but we were glad we stopped for a look. The statue is just so cool and the entire time we were there kids were climbing around it and sitting on his lap. Einstein looked relaxed and informal which was a nice view of someone who was so profound in many ways.

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This wonder statue of Albert Einstein is a lot of fun for families. A great photo opportunity and kids can hang out and climb on him!! It's a great quick stop and an opportunity to rest your feet and people watch with Albert. Right near a lot of attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Located near the Vietnam war memorial, and on the ground of the Academy of Sciences on Constitution Avenue. The 3 formulas Einstein has been famous for are written in a paper in the statue's left hand. The artist gave Einstein a casual posture, which makes him much more approachable and young than most traditional statues of historical figures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Just a few minutes walk from the Lincoln Memorial. Definitely worth the time for a look. Whimsical statue

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's not a huge memorial, but a fun one to see if you're in the area (Constitution Street, near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, in front of the National Academy of Science Building. It's a huge sculpture...one could even sit on Albert Einstein's lap for a photo opportunity! Glad I saw it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It's worth to stop here, even just for a quick pic. We stopped by on a Saturday during the peak bloom of the cherry blossom festival. Let's just say that the entire national mall was crowded. We could see the massive crowds of people on the steps of the Lincoln memorial and at the war memorials from where we stood... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Legend goes that rubbing the Albert Einstein Memorial statue nose will raise your iq lol. I rubbed the nose and I'm still not to bright lol. Another bucket list item checked off.

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