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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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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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Wonderful place to walk and take in history

One of the more underrated Presidential memorials in DC, as it can be hard to find it you don't know where to look. It is along the bank of the tidal basin, tucked into the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the more underrated Presidential memorials in DC, as it can be hard to find it you don't know where to look. It is along the bank of the tidal basin, tucked into the trees. It is a fantastic place to take a relaxing walk and enjoy the waterfalls built into the memorial along with the interesting history of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While not as visibly breathtaking as the Vietnam or Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials, this memorial is nice and spacious. There are water features (which were turned off when we were there), statues, and quotes interspersed along the walls, with sections representing each of FDR's terms in office. I especially liked the quotes, some of which I'd never heard before.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This memorial was very impressive. Each of president roosevelt's four terms were depicted through statues and quotes. The setting along the river was also very calm.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is indeed an iconic memorial. Now that all the controversy over how and whether or not to show his wheelchair has died down, it's very nice to see a comprehensive monument to the person with most of his legacy achievements in stone as well and in a unique presentation.....love the walk through experience. A great monument worth a few... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes FDR was the man! The only President to serve more than two terms, ( he was elected to four) and who led us through WWII has deserved a monument for decades. This modest monument captures his essence.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place to think and contemplate. It is not the easiest to access, and is not the most elaborate; but as you walk through it and read and analyze the quotes you realize the importance of the man for the times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We kind of stumbled on this as it is a little out of the way. There was one display for each of his terms and the information and sentiments were very poignant. There were places you could sit and contemplate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Memorial to FDR. Love going there at night, but day time is great too. Can walk from here to the Jefferson Memorial, if you want to get some exercise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very large, spread-out memorial. it is designed with many rooms, open-air (no roof). It is hard to get the children to remember, that this is a memorial.....children want to run through it and are some-what loud.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The national memorial dedicated to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, lies about half way between the Lincoln Memorial and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC. Its four open-air rooms represent each of the four terms of office to which he was elected.

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