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“Under construction...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
1964 Independence Ave, SW, The National Mall, Washington DC, DC 20024 (National Mall)
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2-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC
Ranked #25 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Montreal, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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“Under construction...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

A very moving and stunning monument, but we were disappointed to find out it was under construction during our visit. It's a beautiful area covered in lots of trees and places to sit to take it all in. The quotes on the walls are inspiring, be sure to take your time and read them all :)

Visited July 2013
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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“MLK”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Sharing a place in American history with many others of importance. This monument has a slightly different feel to it... you see and ponder

Visited January 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Monumental”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Very close to the FDR Memorial.. Sculpture and setting were impressive. The King statue looks directly across to the Jefferson Memorial.

Visited January 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Dreadfully sorry not to rate it 5 star”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A tribute to a great man who change America and the world, and we must remember. But to hire a Chinese artist to do it in white marble and make it look "monumental" in the worst sense was a serious mistake on so many levels. Please go to remember the man and what he stood for and forgive the people making the selection.

Visited January 2014
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“Amazing Memorial”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

While in Washington, DC, in December 2013, my husband insisted on visiting the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. I am so glad he did. It faces the Tidal Basin and is across from the Jefferson Memorial. The setting is perfect and the imagery is amazing. Many of King's messages are etched into the walls, set in the background. The sculpture of him is striking, powerful.

Visited December 2013
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