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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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Address: Off West Basin Drive, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: +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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Must do on your way from mall to Jefferson Memorial

This is an overlooked stop on your way from the mall and Lincoln memorial to Jefferson and is HIGHLY recommended. I followed a tour group in here and the guide had tons of... read more

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Des Moines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an overlooked stop on your way from the mall and Lincoln memorial to Jefferson and is HIGHLY recommended. I followed a tour group in here and the guide had tons of interesting stories about the art installations and statues. There are a LOT of statues in this memorial, so worth the 30 minutes I walked through it. There... More 

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La Palma, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Of the newer memorials, the FDR Memorial is my favorite. You can easily spend an hour walking through the memorial. Some really nice sculptures. My favorite was of FDR and his dog Fala. My wife was impressed with the sculpture of the men standing in the bread li9ne. Very impressive. It shows the history of his four terms of his... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A sprawling Memorial, so allow plenty of time - each of the inscriptions is worth reading and reflecting on.

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Walworth, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This well intentioned monument misses the mark. For those without a knowledge of FDR history, it would not make much sense.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Somewhat off the beaten path. But don't miss it. The walk around the basin is beautiful and will reward you with MLK, FDR and Jefferson Memorials.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This memorial is comprised of multiple statues and tributes to FDR throughout his life. As you walk, you follow his journey and reflect on his impact. Beautiful tribute.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quite different to other memorials, but like the flowing design and the way they are separated and the use of water. Tasteful and peaceful. Good place for quiet personal reflection. Great views and filled with quotes and key aspects of his presidency.

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Red Bluff, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At this time in our country, I was deeply moved by the quotes of this president and his wife ~ giant slabs of granite where you walk through and experience the hopes and dreams we have yet to attain ~ near this beautiful pond with the gifts of cherry trees from the Japanese ~ a must see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial may seem out of the way but it is worth the effort. It's a beautiful location and offers stunning views of DC

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very tasteful and moving memorial with fountains, quotes, and beautiful arrangement. It is a peaceful walk through the area with quotes that help you to appreciate the philosophy of this remarkable American.

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