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Albert Einstein Memorial

22nd St and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC (National Mall)
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Ranked #53 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Crestline, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

We went at night time and loved it. Was really neat how on the ground in front of the statue the stars were pinned out in nails. It's a cool thing to get your picture taken with too! We were the only ones there so that made it nice too.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I had a good time taking photos with mr. Einstein. The memorial statue is big and there's no sign not saying you can't sit in his lap and take selfies, so I guess it's OK then. One thing that caught my mind is that mr. Einstein looks very sad when he's sitting down. My recommendation is to sit in his... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Not many people know about this memorial but it is a great place to relax. It is great tribute to Mr. Einstein. A simple statue of a humble figure with his famous formulas and a celestial map on the ground. It is one of my personal favorite monuments.

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suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were trying to take pictures, but there were children climbing all over his lap. We waited until our walk back, it was late and most of the kids were gone. This was nice, and if your not looking you could miss it.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Set on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences, this 21-foot statue of Albert Einstein is a delightful discovery for tourists focused on the memorials on the other side of Constitution Avenue. A bronze figure sitting as a relaxed thinker is positioned over a map of the galaxy with stars and planets identified by metal inserts into the floor.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I love finding new monuments/memorials! I happened upon him while out for a walk, and I really thought it was a great statue. Go on a hunt to find him!

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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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