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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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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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Walworth, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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Boise
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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New York
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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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Massies Mill, Virginia
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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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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of information here. They divided the Memorial into the 4 terms in which Roosevelt was elected. The quotes are impressive for the time period. There is a waterfall in each term. This Memorial is definitely dog friendly.

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Thank Bobej
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a simple but poetic memorial if you compare to the other memorials. But there is lots of statues and sentences along the place that make it special!

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial is totally a surprise in imagination and layout. The red granite from South Dakota is refreshingly different and spectacular geology. The layout of four plazas and fountain areas for each elected term is brilliant. We were really blown away by this tribute to FDR.

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