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“Take time to with a guide experience this monument” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
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Washington DC National Mall Evening Walking Tour
Ranked #10 of 418 things to do in Washington DC
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Owner description: 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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Auburn, Mi
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Take time to with a guide experience this monument”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

This monunument is large and has a great deal of symbolism, multiple "rooms" each with a different theme. Going through with a guide or ranger makes it 100% better than if you just walk through. We did it as part of bike tour at night and the guide was very helpful.

Visited July 2013
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86 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Long walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

It seemed like the FDR Memorial was quite a distance away from the other memorials. Still, it was a very good memorial to a great president.

Visited July 2013
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“There's something more to this”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

The tidal basin, use of scenes from his life, Eleanor Roosevelt's untied shoes, and the rocks/stones framing the memorial became progressively "rougher" to mimic the wear/tear on the man's physical well being. Try to take a guided tour because the NPS Park Ranger will share some good insights.

Visited July 2013
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Hamilton, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Beautiful layout and construction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Whoever planned the Memorial had a wobderful vision. Waterfalls, marble, engravings of FDRs memorable quotes, statues, flowers, it was amazing to see.

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is a very nice beautiful memorial, is well worth visiting as it is just a nice walk from Jefferson Memorial around Tidal Basin.

Visited July 2013
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