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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. I would recommend going at night. There are less people and the statue looks great at night.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Shardehk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another National Memorial that's excellent. The quotes from Dr King are excellent to be able to read whilst you wander the area.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The MLK, Jr Memorial was new for me and my local friend told me it was controversial because many felt his crossed arms signified unwillingness when in reality he was open and welcoming. I loved the sculpture and did not interpret him as being resistant....More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank bbretz56
Reviewed 1 week ago

This one is magnificent. The National Mall is remarkable. All the memorials are worth visiting and it was interesting how close they look but it is a bit of a walk to see them all. Scooters are available all over the place.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank J8288YAcindys
Reviewed 1 week ago

This other must see memorial is one of the newest in DC and is surrounded by quotes from MLK speeches.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank pascalebratislava
Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial was a lot larger than we thought it was. It is very appropriate with the excerpts from his speeches carved into the walls. It could have been lighted better at night for effect.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank marytS5177YA
Reviewed 1 week ago

All of the monuments at the Tidal Basin were nice and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. To see this memorial was a bucket list item for me.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Thister1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here once during the day and most recently on a night tour. It is even more awe inspiring at night when lit up. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sherikush
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reading all the quotes by night illumination was a lovely experience. Definitely worth a visit. The 'i have a dream' quote is not here as it is commemorated at the Lincoln Memorial.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Sian C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighting at night really makes an amazing impact on the memorial. The size is really overwhelming. I am glad that I was finally able to see this.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank laura j
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