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“My favorite Memorial”
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Jefferson Memorial
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Ranked #12 of 443 things to do in Washington DC
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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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“My favorite Memorial”
Reviewed September 20, 2009

The walking path and view from the front steps along with the statue itself
made this my favorite even over the Lincoln

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“Beautiful and peaceful”
Reviewed April 26, 2009

We stopped off here from the hop on/hop off trolley tour. The memorial is very impressive and is located in a beautiful area by the tidal basin. We were there in early March so it was not at all crowded.

The rotunda part has a huge statue of Jefferson, looking toward the White House. The side walls hold some of his writings, including exerpts from the Declaration of Independence and letters he wrote to George Washington.

When we left, we opted to walk all the way to the Lincoln Memorial, passing the FDR along the way. The walk is very pleasant, about a mile or so, on flat ground with paved footpaths.

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“See this Memorial at night.....the best time to do so!”
Reviewed April 14, 2009

This monument, as others have stated, is set off a bit by itself in Washington, DC. I found it very beautiful at night, when it was much quieter. We had a full moon behind it, more or less, and that certainly was wonderful. The view from the monument over the Tidal Basin, looking towards the Washington Monument, is stunning. The monuments ( as well as the others) when lit up at night, is very ethereal. We were able to chat with a National Park ranger for a long time, not just about the monument, but about his job, the city, the parks in general, which made it much more interesting. The walk to this memorial is a bit of a long one, but we found taking a taxi (for 2) from the nearest Metro about $6, which we considered appropriate, as well as a time and foot saver-LOL. We have walked over to this memorial before, and it is a beautiful walk, however. And of course, doing so during Cherry Blossom season is the prime time, but you must do so very early in the morning, to avoid crazy crowds. If you do go to see the blossoms, try the trees in East Potomac Park, where things aren't quite as crazy. You can also try parking in East Potomac Park, and following the signs and walkways to the memorial. Or go late at night, after dark (it is a safe area), and chances are you can park very close by.

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“Nice attraction”
Reviewed October 14, 2008

I think we enjoyed the scenery of the area moreso than the acutal monument. The rotundum is very pretty, but, the walk to get to it didn't make it worthwhile. It seems they could have put some kind of Metro stop closeby. I think that may be why this site is often overlooked. I would recommend a tour rather than walking with young children.

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“Lot's of walking involved - take a tour!”
Reviewed April 30, 2008

Getting to Jefferson Memorial, as well as to many of the other D.C.'s monuments, requires a lot of walking. There is no Metro line near this monument, so if you don't have a car you will have to walk from the Mall something like 2-2.5 km to get there. The walk can be very pleasant off course, but only if you are fit.

I would suggest talking a bus tour to the monuments to anyone who has problems with too much walking, or when it's too hot to walk.

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