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“The statue of him was so amazing.” 5 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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VIRGINIA BEACH
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“The statue of him was so amazing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

It was beautifully done and so respectfully done with so much honor. I absolutely loved how they had so many of his quotes carved in stone. It truly was wonderful.

Visited February 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Beautiful monument to Martin Luther King, Jr. it is carved out of a very large piece of pink stone.... "from the mountain of despair, a stone of hope". Really beautiful. MLK, Jr. monument is the only one that was not a president. Well-deserved.

Visited March 2014
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Ridgeway, South Carolina
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I really enjoyed going to see the MLK memorial monument in Washington. It was great to see this monument.. There was so many people there taking pictures.

Visited March 2014
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Ossining, New York
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“Very inspiring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

An incredible tribute to a great man. Built on the Tidal Basin across from the Jefferson Memorial. Strking sculpture ande many of Dr King's greatest quotes.

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“Awesome.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Walking from Memorial to Memorial, I was really pleased with MLK's sculpture, which is not the traditional statue housed in a Greek-styled temple structure. His strong, stoic figure comes out of a rough white stone, which gleams in the sunlight -- an appropriate Memorial for our modern-day hero. Curving walls of King's quotes surround you with his powerful thoughts, and views of Jefferson's and Lincoln's Memorials remind you of all these great persons whose combined efforts were for the American people. Inspiring.

Visited February 2014
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