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“Completely underrated! A must see!”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
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Washington DC National Mall Evening Walking Tour
Ranked #10 of 428 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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Grandville, MI
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“Completely underrated! A must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2009

This memorial should be must closer to the top of the list! I am ashamed to say that we happened to find it by accident, as we were walking from Jefferson's monument to Lincoln's. It is so beautiful and peaceful! It's huge and filled with many different waterfalls and water elements. It's one of the most serene places that you can visit in DC, other than the Basilica. There was hardly anyone there!

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“Expansive and Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2009

The FDR memorial is really a series of walls, waterfalls, quotes, statutes and pillars. All things considered, its quite good and interesting walk through FDR's achievements. Everything is there, from his most quotable lines, his terrier, his wife and of course the man himself. In particular the water elements are quite picturesque.

Especially as the tidal basin area is definitely worth a visit, the FDR should not (and dare I say would be hard to) miss.

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“Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2008

I had gotten a Wikipedia article about this site before we visited or else probably wouldn't have understood the complex which was goign on. Having read it beforehand though, it made it a more interesting site. It walks you through the troubles and turmoils that occurred during FDRs presidency from the Great Depression to WWII to his death. An interesting interpreation with all the waterfalls there. My only real complaint it the walk to get to it was rather long as there is no closeby Metro.

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“Clumsy, overblown, and not worth a visit”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2007

What a waste of an opportunity this monument was. It was way too large, clumsily done, and totally lacking in elegance. It was the worst of the "illuminated tour" I went on, and a disappointing tribute to a great President. The only plus is that it featured a tribute to Eleanor.

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“Place this one at the top of your Must See list”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2007

This memorial is very impressive and unique compared to the other presidential memorials in DC. It a long park-like area filled with waterfalls, statues and relaxing shady spots to stop and rest.

This is also one of the most interesting memorials because it tells a story as you go along. The architecture of the walls and waterfalls reflects the events during his four terms.

If you can , see the memorial when the Cherry Blossom trees that fill the memorial are in bloom.

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