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“This memorial is a sensitive and inspirational place.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
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Half-day Washington DC Sightseeing Tour by Coach
Ranked #14 of 442 things to do in Washington DC
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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“This memorial is a sensitive and inspirational place.”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

It is hard to get a lot out of viewing memorials. They are often big and impressive structures. But here you will find more than that. Here you will find a quiet peace and words of deep meaning and internal reflection.
The Mountain of stone with it segment removed is dramatic and a master stroke of the designer of this feature.
If you visit no other memorial than this one the poignancy will hit you in the eyes and heart.

Visited December 2013
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“Goosebumps”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Beautiful and awe-inspiring. So much about this memorial just brings out the goosebumps – the Stone of Hope (with a phenomenal likeness of Dr. King carved into the stone), the Mountain of Despair, the symbolism, the inspiring words of Dr. King etched in stone throughout the memorial.
I endorse the advice of another reviewer – do some reading beforehand, and then take plenty of time to soak up the words, the symbolism, the inspiration.

Visited November 2013
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“Grand statue”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

On a sunny day,this large white statue of Dr King stands out against the blue of the sky and is visually striking.Also good views over to the Jefferson memorial?
A fitting memorial to a brave and courageous man.
Sort of on the way to the Lincoln memorial where he gave his most famous speech.
Neither should be missed.

Visited October 2013
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Wilmette, Illinois
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“Overwhelming”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Didn't expect to be blown away by this memorial, but both my husband and I were. Unfortunately, it was before the misquote was removed, which was aggravating, but MLK's likeness is truly awesome and behind him there's an image of mountains, with a passage through the center, which sort of evokes so many of Dr. King's speeches and observations. It was magnificent. This was one of the spots at which we "hopped off" the "on and off" tour bus -- and were 100% glad we visited.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“This could have been so much better!”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

A very large and unattractive sculpted image of the Reverend King, executed in pure white granite, didn't capture for me his power. This monument is very close to the FDR Memorial, in which the use of quotes is so much more dramatic.

Visited September 2013
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