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Albert Einstein Memorial

22nd St and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC (National Mall)
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Ranked #54 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Arlington, Virginia
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6 helpful votes 6 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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228 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
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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370 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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