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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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Address: Off West Basin Drive, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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This outdoor memorial is the most popular of presidential memorials, in...

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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One of my favorite memorials

It is spread over a very large area so requires a bit of walking. I loved it. There are waterfalls, etchings of his sayings on walls and in the ground and statues. A great tribute... read more

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Riverhead, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

It is spread over a very large area so requires a bit of walking. I loved it. There are waterfalls, etchings of his sayings on walls and in the ground and statues. A great tribute to a wonderful President.

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Washburn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am rating this excellent because i had been previously, in the daytime; but shame on the Park Service for not having lights on at night so we could actually see the memorial; as this was my mom's first visit I was disappointed for her.

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Smithtown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful tribute to FDR! I loved all of the ways that this memorial recognized his many obstacles and accomplishments. Also it recognized Eleanor too who was his always behind him supporting him and she was extraordinary in her own right! The crashing water symbolized the stock market crash, the boulders for WWII, the bread lines and dust bowl. Truly... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure to visit this Memorial, we saw it at night and there are a lot of inscriptions to read, we used a flashlight. The memorial is powerful and is the only memorial to have the first lady included

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I never knew this Memorial existed, but it's wonderful! We saw it as part of an evening tour, and it really was one of the highlights of our trip. The memorial covers FDR's entire presidency, and focuses on all of the social issues that he was part of. There are many quotes carved into stone, as well as two fountains... More 

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Stoke On Trent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This monument, spread over a large area, traces 12 years of the history of the United States through a sequence of four outdoor rooms, one for each of FDR's terms of office. We actually visited here twice because we didn't feel that we had taken everything in the first time. It really is vast and not at all what FDR... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a huge memorial in terms of space - takes up several different areas - found it very interesting.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

FDR asked for a memorial the same size as his desk, his wish was originally granted but then it was felt he needed something more suitable and he ended up with this massive memorial which consists of several "rooms" referring to different parts of his leadership. We visited at night and it was very busy (possibly since it also seemed... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is so much to take in, not just the sculptures and the history but - especially - the words of wisdom recorded from the Roosevelts. They really make you think and wonder if we have yet learnt from their lessons.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quotes and statues everywhere. A very interesting reflection and display. Enjoyed reading all the quotes and really wished the nation would embrace them more.

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