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“Didn't See Lisa Simpson”
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Jefferson Memorial
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Owner description: A 19-foot bronze statue of perhaps the most esteemed founding father sits beneath a columned rotunda in the style of the Roman Pantheon.
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“Didn't See Lisa Simpson”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

Our appreciation of U.S. history and culture stems from The Simpsons, being such a long-running broadcast in Australia. I was quite excited to see this memorial as a consequence. It also reminded me of two zones in World of Warcraft.

Visited December 2013
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Irby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

Another 'must visi't when in Washington. Beautifully situated on the Tidal Basin with great view to the Washington monument. Don't forget to visit the information centre below the memorial and learn about Jefferson's life.

Visited November 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A must see for Americans and foreignors alike”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

The Jefferson Memorial is unique among Washington, DC memorials in its setting (the wonderful tidal basin), the architecture and the tribute to one of America's founding fathers and writers/statesmen of world stature. This is a lovely spot to stop on the steps and take in the scene, looking back over the basin to the Washington Monument in the distance and the hundreds of cherry trees circling the basin. Be sure to read his writings enscribed on the inside wall of the Memorial. They are guaranteed to move you.

Visited December 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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“A Good Place for Reflection”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

We went on a chilly evening around dusk and really enjoyed the comparative lack of crowds. The architecture feels less imposing and more contemplative than other monuments and memorials in DC (e.g. the Lincoln and WW2 Memorials). As the sun set and the lights came on, the building took on a beautiful glow. Don't miss the exhibits downstairs, as they're an interesting effort in relating Jefferson's enthusiasm for the sciences to more recent history.

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great Memorial especially at Sunset”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

The memorial is a little out of the way in comparison to how close other memorials are to each other, but this is a great memorial that many will enjoy. Right on the water, the Jefferson Memorial gives a nice view of the Washington Monument. I recommend going around sunset, because the sky, the water--beautiful.

Visited June 2013
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