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Lincoln Memorial

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Address: 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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(202) 426-6841
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Having Lincoln look down on you as you look down the reflecting pool and see the Washington Monument is an amazing feeling! If you are a history buff this is a must see in... read more

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Bowie, Maryland
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Bowie, Maryland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having Lincoln look down on you as you look down the reflecting pool and see the Washington Monument is an amazing feeling! If you are a history buff this is a must see in Washington, DC. The polished marble steps are breathtaking and on the other side of the memorial is Arlington National Ceremony. Beautiful and make sure you visit... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visit it and weep that the presidency today is so far from the majesty, humanity, intelligence, and grace that President Lincoln exhibited!

Thank omralk
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

After taking pictures, you must slowly read the Gettysburg address. Try to find the park ranger to give you more information. It is always worthwhile.

Thank Bobby8958
Hudsonville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Make sure to see where Martin Luther King jr made his "I have a dream" speech. Also where Alaska and Hawaii were added.

Thank Kenmac11
Annandale, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited at night and it was fantastic. A little crowded because people were trying to stay out of the rain. Tip: if you don't want or can't go up the stairs, there is an elevator. The stairs are slippery when wait and there are no bannisters.

Thank Lou F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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774 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One has great views over the key features of Washington DC from the Lincoln Memorial. The structure is also interesting but I would suggest that a quick walk-through the interior would suffice.

Thank Hooggenoeg
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I didn't enjoy the Lincoln statue as much as i enjoyed the view on the Washington monument and the war memorial. You can just sit down on the stairs and chill which is very relaxing after the long walk (2 hours) from the Congress to the Lincoln memorial.

Thank ChristinaTanzt
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Last time we were here, we got up early to watch the sunrise at the national mall, so this time we stayed for the sunset. Just gorgeous.

Thank dmarie208
New England
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such a powerful place. Very slippery in the rain. Close to some other things like the Korean war monument. There is also some food nearby.

Thank eja117
Methuen, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lincoln Memorial is magnificent. An absolute must see. Beautiful view or photo looking toward the Washington Monument and Reflection Pond, from the top of the stairs. There is a great little hidden museum under the Memorial that I never knew was there, walk through the museum and learn some interesting history of the Lincoln Memorial

Thank Frank L

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