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Washington DC Landmarks

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  • andyh67186334
    Coalville, UK6,854 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I arrived at the Memorial early on a Tuesday morning before the tourist and school groups arrived, and for at least 15 minutes had the Memorial to myself.
    The Memorial is an impressive building based on Neo classical architecture and the sculpture of Lincoln is fantastic, The murals and inscription on the walls inside are also very impressive. There is some construction taking place outside of the memorial so this sails the exterior views of the front of the structure.
    There are also great views of the National Mall, Monument and Capitol Building from the Memorial. It can become very busy at peak times so visit early as I did.
    Written April 13, 2024
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  • tannerinasia
    Calgary, Canada100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most beautiful interior out of any building I saw in DC. Really colourful and impressive. It was really annoying that I had to scan a QR code and and put in my info right before entering, but atleast there was no line. I went on a weekday so maybe that's why there wasn't many people there.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • montanapescado
    Albuquerque, NM1,324 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When I first heard what design had been selected for this memorial, I thought it grossly inartistic and unworthy of what was to be memorialized. When I saw it in person , I realized how wrong I was. This is utterly compelling and a must stop for DC visitors.
    Written March 1, 2024
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  • andyh67186334
    Coalville, UK6,854 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was walking along the National Mall and saw the Korean War Veterans Monument in the distance.
    The sculptures are very life like and the plaque to the fallen was very moving.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • andyh67186334
    Coalville, UK6,854 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The National Mall seems to go on forever, but there are so many interesting things to see and visit along the way whatever the weather.
    Early morning is a good time to visit when it is tourist free.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • lmr1
    28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The general tour can be booked online either close to, or during your trip if you’re going to be in DC for several days. I’d block half a day to account for getting there and managing the security checkin. There’s also a cafeteria style area if you want to fit in a food break.
    Either before or after the guided tour, spend time in the Exhibition Hall. It highlights the importance of civic engagement by citizens. There are videos about the Senate and the House that explained how our elected representatives should be working for us all.
    Written April 23, 2024
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  • andyh67186334
    Coalville, UK6,854 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    When you are walking along the National Mall towards or from the Lincoln Memorial, you walk past the National World War II Memorial.
    It's beautiful to,llok at and the fountains are an added bonus.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • dlenane78
    Rochester, NH498 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful monument. From all sides. My favorite side is where the Lincoln memorial is with the reflection pond. It’s a beautiful view.
    Written April 23, 2024
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  • dlenane78
    Rochester, NH498 contributions
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    You can get access to the theatre where Lincoln was shot, plus on the bottom level, there is a “museum” all about Lincoln. I found this very informative and fascinating. Then you get to go across the street to the house where Lincoln died. A lot of history here!!
    Written April 23, 2024
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  • lmr1
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came across this while going around the Tidal Basin, visiting the Lincoln, Jefferson and MLK memorials. This is a beautiful, and relaxing spot. It has different sections to wander between and probably doesn’t get crowded. There are some water features that I found serene. Also, there are restroom facilities, which is always helpful if you’re spending much time in this area.
    Written April 23, 2024
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  • andyh67186334
    Coalville, UK6,854 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I walked along the Tidal Basin to reach the memorial and yet again, another fine example of Neo Classical architecture.
    I'd imagine at certain times of the day, the memorial can be very busy, but I was there early morning and it wasn't too crowded.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Cassie S
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a beautiful and touching memory. The state is so beautiful. It's actually quiet and peaceful. I'm definitely coming back. A must-see.
    Written March 13, 2024
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  • Andres
    Houston, TX23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were around 9 am and it was nice. Few people were around and we could take pictures without people passing through. It was worth it to see.
    Written December 19, 2023
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  • jongable
    Oakland Charter Township, MI770 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Cathedral is as grand and beautiful as any you will see in Europe. It has also been built in modern times in the Gothic style. This makes it very unique with stained glass and carvings reflecting recent history and events. This is a must see on any DC tour.
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • burtw
    Memphis, TN196 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a wonderful place to spend the day. While not as overwhelmingly grandiose as places like Biltmore House and Hearst Castle, it is equally impressive in its own right. The staff of volunteers and hosts are helpful, know a great deal about the house, gardens, amazing collections and Marjorie Post as a person. We tagged on to one of the docent-led house tours and learned a great deal framed by insights about how Ms. Post lived life. We were amused to hear about her love for square dancing and how they would rearrange the valuable furnishings to make room for the dancing! The gardens were lovely since we were there when the tulips, azaleas, and other flowering shrubs were at their prime. Enjoyed a delicious meal at the on-site cafe. If you are a per lover, don't miss the pet cemetery.
    Written April 21, 2024
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