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“Never saw this before and loved it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Off West Basin Drive, Washington DC, DC 20242
202-426-6841
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
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Owner description: This outdoor memorial is the most popular of presidential memorials, in large part because of its elegant design, which includes waterfalls and sculptures.
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Media, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Never saw this before and loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I had never seen this Memorial. I loved it. I loved the outdoorsy feel to it, all the water used, the statues, and the quotes. Against the tidal basin it is just a gorgeous, peaceful setting and such a well done tribute.

Visited March 2013
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Tabernacle, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Its a shame that it is off the beaten track”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

There should be an easier way to get to this memorial, it is such a far walk from everything else that it may be missed, but it is very impressive.

Visited April 2013
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Byron Center, Michigan
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Go at night!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Really, this is best enjoyed at night. You will love the sentiment and meaning behind all the FDR quotes as well as the statues of himself, his wife, and his dog. The memorial is as beautiful with all of its water features as it is moving. The lighting at night makes it spectacular.

Visited April 2013
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Seven Corners, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Wonderful Memorial”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a very neat and inspiring memorial. There are several distinct parts to it. I enjoyed waterfalls the most. They will really cool you down after a walk around the Tidal Basin if the weather is hot. Just as for all the other memorials I suggest that you take a free guided tour that would explain all the details and history of this place.

Visited April 2013
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Abbeville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Memorial Stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice restrooms, fountain, statue, and quotes adorn this memorial to FDR, It is a good stop on the trolley tours to go to the restroom. The grounds are clean and very pretty.

Visited April 2013
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