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One of the greatest presidents of all set a benchmark for all the monument is fitting. Some cool different sculptures beautiful waterfall read the words and take a moment big photo op here
Sad to see how many visitors - wink, wink millennials - don't understand the monument depicting how impoverished we were, and decide to pose smiling with the statues of those in the food line.
TeamTRI Tip: there are 2 FDR memorials in DC. The original is easy to miss...it's on the grounds of the Nat'l Archives. The other is this magnificent tribute. Find a park ranger and get the full scoop
Try to go at an off hour, if you don't want a photo with a bunch of strangers in it (like this one, lol) Although I didn't mind too much - these were sweet giggly girls. :)
Stroll round the water’s edge taking in the monuments and memorials. The FDR Memorial is a must-see. Alternatively, rent a paddleboat (tidalbasinpaddleboats.com) or do a Potomac River cruise.
The best memorial in DC, different quotes and sculptures are all around. Even on the steps! You could spend hours looking around this one monument.
Every text and statue symbolizes a different aspect of the FDR legacy. If you want to truly experience DC and FDR, read before visiting.
This tribute features outdoor galleries, statues and inscriptions meant to represent the 32nd U.S. president’s time in office, from 1933 to 1945.
A hidden gem of a monument. Not the most popular, but perhaps the most pleasant to visit, especially during cherry blossom season.
One of TeamTRI's favorite places. Ride your bike. Run. Walk. Enjoy chilling and learning about this amazing President and Founder of the March of Dimes.
Check out the tiny wheels that were added to FDR's sitting statue (the one with his dog next to him)! There's a cool story behind it.
The falling water adds to your experience through feeling and sound. The water is still at Roosevelt's death and tumultuous during wartime.
This is an under-appreciated gem of a monument, and kids love it because there are lots of fountains and rocks to climb on.
Chat with the Rangers. They really know their stuff. Also, this is a great "hidden" site to impress your non-DC friends.
Definitely the best memorial in DC. Sculptures, waterfalls, evocative quotes... A fitting tribute to the man who brought this country out of the Great Depression.
Kids say the best part of this memorial is the statue of three-foot high Fala, Roosevelt's Scotty dog, whom they're allowed to pet. Powered by ParentsConnect.com
Take time through this one. FDR did so much for our country in incredibly trying times. This monument to him is very touching
This is the most surprising, and all encompassing Memorial at The Mall. It's a little off the beaten path but it's worth the trip.
The newer FDR memorial in DC. The original monument can be found on Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capitol and the White House.
Ask yourself if the current leaders of our country have the same love of our country's REAL core values as FDR once did.
To avoid the crowds, arrive late afternoon or early evening and remember to bring a camera.
One of the most beautiful memorials DC has. A lot to see and learn.
Great memorial to see at sunset! By far, my favorite memorial along with Lincoln.
Did you know Franklin Delano Roosevelt hosted a hot dog picnic at his private retreat in Hyde Park, New York for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth?
Great narrative landscape architecture. Start from the west end to experience it correctly.
My favorite memorial. Amazing water features, fauna, statues & quotes from FDR.
Worst president EVER! Just skip over this one. He is the reason our country is so in debt now. Let's all lean on the government!
Big monument, take some time to read all the signs.
Amazing place . Great learning and yes nice walk along yhe river peaceful
Make sure to start at Term 1 and work you way through the time line.
Amazing sculptures, waterfalls, and quotes!
I'm not sure why people are coming up and taking pic in the bread line with smiles on. It was not a happy time.
"Hands down my favorite memorial in DC..the tidal basin is gorgeous in the summer." - Kim, COL' 12
Take the time to visit this one. It's beautifully done
Beautiful in the early evening. Walk through and pet the dog.
My favorite memorial in all of DC. Tip: take lots of pictures! #mco435
I love it. It's very understated but nicely designed.
Off the beaten path, but a great tribute to America's most ambitious President.
Stunning view of the tidal basin. Good walk around the basin.
If you make it this far you are almost to Jefferson. You gotta see Jefferson, declaration of Independence writer?!!
More involved and evocative than most of the monuments. Take the full walk through
Start at the water falls and work your way to the quiet pool.