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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
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African-American History City Tour with Reserved Museum Entry
Ranked #15 of 465 things to do in Washington DC
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

This is a fantastic memorial to MLK Jr. The statue is great, the quotes will make you stop and think. It is a wonderful memorial to honor a man who made such a difference in our lives.

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

It is very well done, but almost seemed a little sterile. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it was because there were so many people just milling around. There is a lot to take in and consider. I would agree that a guide would definitely enhance the experience.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Majestic, Day or Night
I had visited this memorial several times before at night, but this was my first daytime visit. It is still majestic. The statue stands between the mountains of hope and despair. Dr. King’s statue looks out over the tidal basin. It’s very humbling to look up at the statue and contemplate his legacy. However my favorite part of the monument is the curved wall that surrounds it and is engraved with quotations from throughout Dr. King’s career. It’s a great way to learn about some of his lesser-known comments. However, one of my friends was disappointed that the monument wasn’t larger; there may have been a visitor’s center across the street, but it wasn’t attached as information centers are at some other monuments. From the monument, you also have a clear view of the Jefferson Memorial, and it’s a 10 minute walk to the Lincoln Memorial.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This memorial is much better when viewed at night. I really liked how you walked up to the hole in the wall and then walked around and saw what the real effect was. The messages on the wall and memorial were nice as well. I also like how it sits well on the waterfront and how the statue looks out. This was very well done.

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

This was not on the top of my list of things to do in DC, only because it looked modern and not as impressive as the Jefferson and Lincoln monuments but I was dead wrong. We had a guide and you DO need one to get the whole lowdown on the structure, meanings, and side stories about this monument. Walked away with an even more impressed view of MLK.

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