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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank f4rags
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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Chatsworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial is in between the Thomas Jefferson and the MLK memorial on the Tidal Basin and is easiest to get to on foot. It's a walk, mainly because the memorial spans 12 years (the length of FDR's presidency) and broken up into 3 pars (one for each of his 4-year terms). Nonetheless it's well worth the walk through the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Washington and only recently had the opportunity to visit this memorial. I cannot wait to return. There is so much to see here and I was there during a night tour. I want to see it in the day time!

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a larger, more spread out memorial for FDR sectioned off by his 4 terms in office. There is a large focus for his New Deal and WWII leadership. There is also a strong focus on his disability as well as its significance for people with disabilities. Location is in between the Jefferson Memorial and MLK memorial on the... More 

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