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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

1964 Independence Ave, SW, the National Mall, Washington DC, DC 20024 (National Mall)
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Ranked #25 of 252 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Greenwood, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

As we walked back to the mall from visiting Thomas Jefferson's Memorial and the FDR Memorial, we continued on around and visited this unusual monument. The Monument consists of two main components, a long wall with many of his statements and a large statue Dr King carved out of a large granite block. What makes it so unusual is that... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

One of the more beautiful monuments. Has excerpts from some of Dr. King's speeches which are very thought provoking and inspiring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

That memorial is awesome. The big statue, with MLK coming out of the mountain and everything, is pretty moving and significant. Don't plan more than 30 minutes but definitely go there.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I know that many different artists/craftsmen designed the memorials in Washington DC but this one is incredibly creative and thought-provoking! It's really hard to describe but the inscription is "Out of Despair, Hope." This monument is a white mountain with a piece cut out of the middle. About 30 yards ahead of this mountain is the cut-out piece with MLK... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

A wide expanse of quotes and a breaking through barriers. Give yourself time to take it in. A nice location in DC for a memorial.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

A great spot of DC where quotes of MLK were graved in a wonderful made marble. I enjoyed walking alongside all the quotes as well as taken panoramic pictures of DC

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Words cannot express the beauty of Dr Martin Luther King's Memorial. We visited in the morning time and then again that night to enjoy its beauty under the night sky and lights. Very educational and moving for my family. While we were there, we again reminded our children of the civil rights that Dr. King and many others fought for.... More

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Cedar Rapids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Surrounded by meaningful quotes, this memorial was so beautiful and historically significant. Our teens found it to be there favorite.

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Stephentown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The location near the water, the sheer size of the sculpture, the brilliant quotes - this is a memorial not to miss! You can't help but wonder where we might be as a nation right now if Dr. King had just had a little more time! This memorial is a little off the mall but absolutely a must - don't... More

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My wife and I visited the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial while taking a tour of the Washington D.C. area. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a world with equality for all. Today, his dream lives on at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC. Open to the public, the newest memorial on the National... More

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