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Lincoln Memorial

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Address: 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
Phone Number: 2024266841
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Our visit to this monument was even better than expected. If you ever have the opportunity to visit don't pass it up.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our visit to this monument was even better than expected. If you ever have the opportunity to visit don't pass it up.

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France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a very iconic monument with amazing views of Washington. You can stand where MLK made his famous speech. It's also amazing to see lit up at night.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

HIs statue is only part of the allure of this 'monumental' (pun intended) attraction. To read his words within the memorial and to go out and stand in the same spot that MLK gave his "I have a Dream" speech and down below that was where Forest Gump was filmed and he gave his speech and Jenny ran across the... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As many times as we have been to DC, we always make time to visit the Lincoln Memorial. Our 7 year old had fun climbing the stairs and the view sitting on the steps just can't be beat.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not American but I was honoured to visit and see the monument and experience the presence of the place. Incredible piece of work to honour a great man. Not too busy when we were there, but in the height of the summer probably mobbed. Restrooms downstairs with visitor centre. Shop as well for momentos. The fire back towards the... More 

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This is a must do place to go. Do whatever it takes to make it there. There is no going to DC without visiting the Memorial.

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La Palma, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always love checking out the Lincoln Memorial. On this visit, it was interesting to see quotes from his various speeches showing how Lincoln's view on freeing the slaves had evolved from not freeing them to freeing them.

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Perth, Australia
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We did a night tour & visited this memorial after dark. It was a different vibe entirely to seeing it in the daylight. Highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The memorial itself is very beautiful, with a small museum and an exhibit. The view on the city is spectacular!

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Not much else to mention. Is hard to describe the greatness of the place and the view from there to other must see places. Really crowded all day long, with some more space before 9am.

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