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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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Address: 1964 Independence Ave, SW, The National Mall, Washington DC, DC 20024
Phone Number: 12024266841
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Beautiful, near Tidal Basin

It is well worth visiting one of our nation's newer monuments. An impressive MLK is carved out of a huge piece of stone. Some of his inspiring quotes are also carved in stone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Oxford, Mississippi

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is well worth visiting one of our nation's newer monuments. An impressive MLK is carved out of a huge piece of stone. Some of his inspiring quotes are also carved in stone. Beautiful setting.

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Indore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

MLK Jr memorial is one of most beautiful memorials in D.C and in fact in the whole country. The Leader's facial and personality has been depicted exactly of what I read in the books. He stands there and it feels like he is actually present there at that moment and is about to speak. It is located in the national... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The whole DC area is a wonderful history lesson and an experience that really makes you think. The MLK memorial is a key part of this.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can find this memorial along Tidal Basin (or rather on my way walking from World War 2 Memorial to Jefferson Memorial). Few minutes can be spent here if you're not on a big rush.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Kindergarten, my son learned about MLK and the civil rights movement. When I told him that we would be going to DC, he said that this was the first thing that he wanted to see. Just a short 5-10 minute walk from the Korean War and Lincoln Memorials, it is worth the walk. Loved the concept of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice memorial to remember a visionary and charismatic leader by. It's along the "Washington Mall" and if one walks from the Washington Monument, you will get to see this along with other monuments commemorating the great Americans - Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt, etc ...

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Cold Spring, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Martin Luther King, Jr memorial is quite impressive: the massive, imposing figure of MLK, carved from a huge stone block, looking out over the Tidal Basin. Ironically, directly across the Basin, is the Jefferson Memorial, and behind MLK, but unseen from there, is the Lincoln Memorial. Behind his statue are granite walls inscribed with lines from some of MLK's... More 

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Austell, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The MLK Jr Memorial is located near the lake where the Jefferson Memorial is located, but on the opposite end (near the Lincoln Memorial). Lots of great MLK Jr quotes inscribed on the wall. The statue is large and quite impressive. Must go see while in DC!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was last in Washington DC in 2010/11, so I came just to see this monument and was pleasantly surprised. It overlooks the river opposite the Jefferson Memorial on the other side. Some of MLK's words/quotes are engraved on granite going around the inside of the park/memorial site. It is a serene place and really leads one to ponder...

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After having lived in DC long before this memorial was built, I made it a must-see on my most recent visit to DC. It was well worth it. The size of the memorial is much bigger than it looked in photos. The best view was to walk through the mountain part and look at the statue-awe-inspiring. I highly recommend visiting.... More 

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