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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 1850 West Basin Drive SW, Near West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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There is something about this stop that is very serene and peaceful. You almost don't want to make a noise. Mlks famous quotes are lined on a wall going around the statue. Lovey... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is something about this stop that is very serene and peaceful. You almost don't want to make a noise. Mlks famous quotes are lined on a wall going around the statue. Lovey place and sculpture!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this Memorial during my night bus tour. It is a hugh walk to and from the Memorials from what I researched prior to my trip so I book a hop-on hop-off bus tour that included the night tour as well. The Martin Luther King Memorial stands very tall. It is the newest of all the Memorials in DC. You... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Modern tribute to a slain American. Lots of quotes. Easy access. Great views. The memorial is situated near water and feels peaceful. Great spot for reflection. Gift shop is nearby.

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Fridley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another must-see when visiting D.C. What a beautiful and majestic way to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. You can almost hear his iconic voice as you stand in awe of his commanding stature.

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McAllen, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What I liked about this memorial was the huge MLK statute and the many quotes from his famous speeches. It is so quiet and serene. Nice place to visit and get those conversations with your children started. After all this is History.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the monument itself is breath taking. the wall behind it has sayings from many different people. all words to live by.

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of controversy over this memorial-so make your own judgment. As for me, I thought it was great. It captured what Dr. King said and those words will be enshrined forever

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I liked the concept of the stone of hope hewed out of the mountain of despair. The upper edge of the wall of quotes is shaped like a long arc, reflecting King's words about the long arc of the moral universe bending towards justice. A fitting tribute to a modern hero.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very aesthetically designed & certainly well worth the visit. Inspiring for all ages & backgrounds!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a strong message in this memorial and I enjoyed spending time visiting this memorial in a town with so many.

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