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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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Address: Off West Basin Drive, Washington DC, DC 20242
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+1 202-426-6841
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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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Very interesting

The rooms were very interesting. But take t He day tour. Much more Impressive. Not lighted well so you can't see his quotes

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rooms were very interesting. But take t He day tour. Much more Impressive. Not lighted well so you can't see his quotes

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a very interesting memorial. We visited as part of a City Lights Tour. Without the informative guide I think I would not have appreciated many of the details in the designs so I would suggest a guided tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited and enjoyed all the beauty and knowledge of this memorial while women in DC marched in protest. It was a very timely visit because it was there our students learned that Eleanor Roosevelt was the first delegate for the USA in the United Nations... we had 200 students looking at this and watching women protest instead of celebrate... More 

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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much of his saying and beliefs are cut in stone that are important today. Talk a stroll and go back to the 1940's and relate to today.

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Horn Lake, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was very interesting and several different things to see at one time. Lots of walking and very little parking. Water features and several photo ops

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to DC many times and had never been to this Memorial - now I will always return to this one. It was so moving and had so much history within it.. This is a must see.

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Philly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

short pretty walk from MLK memorial; sprawling, interesting; my husband and son stumbled upon it walking around the Tidal Basin

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There are a few statues in this exhibit but the main focus is quotes on the wall and water features. It is worth looking at but isn't a show stopper

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite monument. It's nicer in warm weather because then you can enjoy the water features. The different "rooms" take you through FDR's entire presidency interwoven with lots of quotes and everything is touchable. Kids especially love the statue of FDR's dog. This is an essential stop in D.C.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is more here than one realized. The memorial actually has several statues of FDR, including him in his wheelchair. It's four open air 'rooms' (all outside) represent his 4 terms. Pathways lead past waterfalls and statues. It is located at the tidal basin, within easy walking of the MLK Jr. memorial.

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