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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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This memorial is a little off the beaten path and you can't see it from the mall. We happened upon it. You won't be disappointed! It was my favorite.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This memorial is a little off the beaten path and you can't see it from the mall. We happened upon it. You won't be disappointed! It was my favorite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial which covers a fairly large area is divided into four areas for the four terms FDR spent has President. It covers lines from speech's engraved into the stone walls and a number of excellent statues. A number of water features also add an extra dimension to the memorial.

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Farmingdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to know this Memorial is here (in other words you dont just happen upon it) so you need to plan to go there. DO IT! See Dr. King and keep going and see President Roosevelt too. The memorial is modern and thought provoking about all four of his terms.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were amazied at how much space was covered by the FDR Memorial. Each time we would round a wall expecting to be at the end, we would find an wntirely new section of rocks, waterfalls, and FDR quotes. The entire memorial was very impressive!

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great bronze statues, loved the layout, trees, historical message. Sad that Eleanor's statue was smaller scale than FDR..worth seeing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We all owe so much to FDR. He Is my all time favorite president. So many of the programs he started are still enjoyed by millions today. We also owe so much to his wife, Eleanor. She was one of the best first ladies ever – championing many causes - very active in the political arena, unlike most first ladies.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely a hidden gem. We were looking for our next trolley stop and walked upon this through the back Way, so to speak. There are 4 areas of focus and each one is very well done and represents FDR very well. Our family has visited Warm Springs, GA which has many areas highlighting this former president, but this... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is an excellent tribute to FDR and is very well done. It is not like the soaring and majestic memorials to Jefferson and Lincoln, but is a more thoughtful and though provoking tribute. Well done and highly recommend on your tour of DC.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorites. The tour is nice cause they will explain the water the wheelchair and the harship Rosevelt had to over come to help our nation. We tookhop on hop off bus tour and this one was on the night tour. So, beautiful at night. It has a different feel at night. Rosevelt led our nation... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a whole series of sections and waterfalls with various scenes . I could have done with a guide or written information sheet to get more out of it . Obviously a well- loved man and a beautiful area .

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