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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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Address: 1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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This outdoor memorial is the most popular of presidential memorials, in...

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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Beautiful Memorial

I enjoyed my nighttime visit to this memorial. It has many statues on display highlighting different things FDR did for his country. It's very interesting and like all memorials... read more

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South Amboy, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed my nighttime visit to this memorial. It has many statues on display highlighting different things FDR did for his country. It's very interesting and like all memorials free to visit

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We live here in DC and this is By far our favorite monument! Definitely worth the visit Although not the easiest to get to if you don'r have a car, buut wellworth the walk!

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Ulsan, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very well made memorial with plenty of statues and quotes of one of our greatest presidents. I saw it at night and it was well lit and you could view the Washington Monument from across the river.

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Astoria, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make sure to find out about all the symbolism, amazing! Each section is a term of his presidency and depicts his accomplishments and struggles, both professionally and personally

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited this Memorial during a twilight bus tour late in the evening on a cold January night. What made it really pretty was how quiet everything was. Since the tour was the only crowd really it made it tranquil and gave us the opportunity to sit and reflect on how great Franklin Delano Roosevelt was and what he accomplished.... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was pleasantly surprised to visit this Memorial. But it will take you back to a time when our country was in the depth of the depression and you will understand how bleak things were and what FDR did to help us recover.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place for us adults to look at, but as the weather was so cold the kids weren't as interested as us because they were freezing.

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Nerja, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So enjoyed this monument. Each of Roosevelt's terms were represented with a different section. Seeing the figures representing the bread and work lines was striking. Also good to see the Roosevelt statue represented in his wheelchair even though Roosevelt tried to avoid being photographed in it. Loved that they had his beloved Scottish Terrier, Fala, depicted with Roosevelt.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ok to see if you walk from Jefferson Memorial to Lincoln Memorial. Not a must-see for me, definitely not, we ran into it by fluke while walking through the park. The sculptures were quite interesting but again, I wouldn't walk there on purpose.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is more like an outdoor art/history museum than a memorial. Little kids will like running around but older ones will definitely find much to enjoy. If you can, go at night, when it is especially affecting. Beautiful lighting, lots of water features, with history and art "snuck in" for the unsuspecting. A life size breadline with multiple statues brings... More 

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