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Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial Cir SW and 23rd st NW, Washington, DC 20037
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  • Lincoln MemorialPro 2014
    Diane Austin
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    5 Jun 16, 2014

    This memorial gets crazy crowded but is so iconic you have to go there at least once. It is lit up beautifully at night, but I like the cheezy photo ops during the day. Perfect tourist photo is from the top of the steps with the reflecting pool, Washington Monument and Capitol all in the background. Inside, Lincoln's Statute and Gettsburg address are just okay but sitting on the steps and contemplating the whole of Washington is fun. If you visit before 8am, you only have to share with the local runners.

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  • Lincoln MemorialPro 2014
    Bailey Klentzman
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    5 Jun 28, 2014

    A huge and very beautiful memorial. The Lincoln Memorial is VERY rich in history, with carved inscriptions of Lincoln's second inaugural address and his Gettysburg Address.

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    Jason Planck
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    5 Feb 20, 2014

    This is one the National Park Units. Disability parking is by the side roads and handles the other National Park Units. You will need about 1 hour to 1 ½ hour depending on how many people there are. There is side entrance is where the elevator to take you to the top area of where the Memorial of Lincoln is.

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    3 Feb 01, 2014

    Yet again another big, famous, DC building. Again, nothing much to it. It is neat to see the big Lincoln sitting inside the entrance way carved from stone and sitting in his chair. Something to see once.

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    Daniel M
    5 Jan 17, 2014

    Very beautiful. Next to reflection pool and the famous MLK "I have a dream speech". Must visit if you ever tour in Washington, DC.

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    Linda B
    5 Jan 05, 2014

    Get inspired by one of the greatest American leaders of all time. Many of his wise words are carved into stone by the impressive monument, from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the Capitol building, Washington Monument, and reflecting pools.

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  • Lincoln MemorialPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    5 Nov 30, 2013

    From my visits to Washington DC as a child, I most remember the Lincoln Memorial. It was here that I first felt a twinge of interest in American history take hold. My parents bought me a book of the US Presidents and I memorized the lot of them. I wish I had known more about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War when I visited. Lincoln's most famous words are engraved on the walls. I wish I knew them.

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    Jelena Budjevac
    5 Nov 06, 2013

    American icon: the Lincoln Memorial. You can come to DC without walking through (and all around) this classic monument. Beautiful views of the reflecting pool, Washington Monument and the Potomac River, Memorial Bridge, Lee House and Arlington cemetery. Take a moment, pause, reflect. Especially elegant at night.

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    Becky Mahan
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    5 Oct 28, 2013

    For some reason, this was one of my favorite stops in D.C. The majestic giant statue of Abraham Lincoln is both impressive and intimidating, and at night the golden lights make it glow beautifully.

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    Tilly Wright
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    5 Oct 27, 2013

    I love being able to see historical sites for free and the Lincoln Memorial is one of them! Make sure to wear tennis shoes because there is a lot of steps to climb. The place was crowded but that is probably the norm since it is one of the more famous sights to see.

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    Frances Nguyen
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    4 Oct 21, 2013

    The Lincoln Memorial is a popular place to kick back and relax along the steps of the memorial, especially after walking through the National Mall. I would advise going here when the sun is about to set.

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  • Lincoln Memorial
    Yulree Chun "@GogobotLA"
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    5 Oct 21, 2013

    I admit, I got pretty emotional setting foot into this memorial and reading the Declaration of Independence etched into the wall. It's pretty overwhelming when you think about what the country and its people had to go through prior, during and after the Civil War.

    This is my favorite thing in D.C.

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    Matthew Crompton
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    4 Oct 21, 2013

    As a monument to perhaps the greatest ever US president, the colossal Lincoln Memorial, overlooking the Mall from the east, succeeds fantastically. More inspiring than the architecture, perhaps, though, is the inscriptions taken from Lincoln's speeches during the great tumult of the Civil War. It's a great place to stand and quietly contemplate what true statesmanship looks like.

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    Rachel Greene
    5 Oct 20, 2013

    The Lincoln Memorial is the one I was most looking forward to seeing on my trip to DC. I love the size and structure of the monument. It really lends something to the experience of seeing it in person. This is also a great location to get awesome photos of the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument.

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    Kevin Chen
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    5 Sep 13, 2013

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this monument! Hands down my favorite memorial in DC, unfortunately when I came, the reflecting pool was a big pile of dirt...which was fine, if you prefer that over the reflecting pool. Other than that though, I don't think too much needs to be said for this historic site.

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    Adam F
    5 Sep 12, 2013

    Nothing I say will do it justice, one of the most iconic memorials in the world - you have to see it if you come to DC, simple as that!

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    Lauren Baker
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    5 Aug 16, 2013

    This memorial lives up to the hype. Walking up the imposing steps to the massive statue sent shivers down my back. It gets very crowded here, but it is so worth it.

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    Laurel W
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    4 Aug 15, 2013

    There is so much at the National Mall it is hard to visit every monument and attraction but to get a great sense of the place, you need to stop at each end, the Grant Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial, for a feel of the scope to the place. The Lincoln Memorial is particularly historic as it was the setting for Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream" speech. If you climb the stairs, at the first landing, the spot where King gave his speech is etched into the stone. Stand there and look out. It is hard not to be moved even if, like me, you are not an American.

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    Keane
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    5 Aug 10, 2013

    As long as the venerable Abe Lincoln still sits in stone here, we can rest assured that Earth hasn't yet been overtaken by those damn, dirty apes. America's most popular and beloved President overlooks the National Mall, impressive during the day and beautiful during the night. It's an iconic sight to see.

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    Mark Hellemans
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    5 Jul 29, 2013

    Probably the most impressive monument in Washington DC. You have to see this, and do not forget to read the texts on the walls. They are the real message, and it is still valid. You also have a great view from the top of the stairs over the mall towards the Capitol

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4.5 out of 5
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Located at the west end of the National Mall , the Lincoln Memorial is a principal landmark of the city. It offers magnificent views of the city from several vantage points. Daniel Chester French's 19-foot (5.7-meter) statue of Lincoln seated and deep in thought, along with the carved text of the Gettysburg Address, provides a glimpse into a weighty period of American history. The 36 Doric columns ... read more
represent the number of states in the union at the time of Lincoln's death. Go at night for much lighter crowds.

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