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“Iconic and worth the walk off the mall”
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Jefferson Memorial
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Ranked #12 of 442 things to do in Washington DC
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Owner description: A 19-foot bronze statue of perhaps the most esteemed founding father sits beneath a columned rotunda in the style of the Roman Pantheon.
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“Iconic and worth the walk off the mall”
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

This one at first appears a little off the main area of the mall but it is worth the walk from the mall to visit the memorial to Jefferson and what he achieved whilst president of the USA. The views over the basin towards Washington are impressive and after the walk to the memorial you can relax for a while on the steps before heading back to the main area. The structure is beautiful and has a statue of Jefferson inside with quotes and information on his achievements. There is also information under the memorial to see also.

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“Impressive and Massive”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

This memorial was extremely well thought out and done---the statue of Jefferson is, like Lincoln's, immense and impressive, but the interior museum and carvings add to that to make this a very interesting and thrilling experience.

Visited August 2014
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“Just beautiful, one of my favorites”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Jefferson's statue and memorial over the tidal basin are beautiful, but for me, it is the words on the walls that really demonstrate the foundations of our country perhaps better than any other monument. We love the old town trolley tours, and you can stop here for a short visit in between the next trolley arrival. Worth it.

Visited August 2014
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“Jefferson Memorial: On the pattern of Pantheon, Rome”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

One cannot miss this memorial on the Central Mall. On the very first day of my stay in Washington DC I visited this place, right after Washington monument, from where it is a walking distance. This monument is patterned on Pantheon in Rome and an excellent piece of architecture. The huge statue of Jefferson, the third US President is good to look at. Pieces of his speech are written on the monument wall. Down below is a good museum. This monument is so attractive that one likes taking its photograph from all over. Loved my visit to this monument and would love to come again and again. Must visit for everybody.

Visited July 2014
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“Great Memorial”
Reviewed 28 August 2014

One of the most spectacular memorials in town for one of the greatest presidents, patriots and scholars the nation has ever produced. The design reflects that of the stunning Rotunda of the University of Virginia that Jefferson founded and designed.

Visited August 2014
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