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Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

Monument / Landmark, Plaza, and Park
Southwest Washington, Washington
  • Robert G.
    "Check out the view from the backside of the Memorial"(5 Tips)
    "So beautiful and peaceful at 0300 in the morning"(3 Tips)
    Jack B.
    Markus T.
    "Great place to bike to!"(3 Tips)
58 Tips and reviews
  • monuments
  • scenic views
  • architecture
  • landmarks
  • quiet
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    HISTORYJuly 9, 2012
    The pool, measuring some 2,000 feet long, was built soon after the 1922 dedication of the Lincoln Memorial; both were designed by architect Henry Bacon.
  • The Vision Council
    The Vision CouncilApril 29, 2014
    While you may not be able to take a dip in this pool on a hot day, you still need to protect your eyes & skin from the sun & reflection. Water reflects up to 100% of UV, so sunnies are essential!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Hot S.
    Hot SandApril 11, 2014
    The pool leads to the Lincoln memorial so those searching for directions u won't get lost. And along the way there are benches to have a sit and take a breather.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Markus T.
    Markus TarjamoDecember 14, 2014
    Great place to bike to! Lots of history surrounds this spot. Accessible to Capital Bikeshare station. Also, within biking distance of Arlington, which is right across the bridge.
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie P.July 15, 2013
    Beautiful place and overall an amazing collection of memorials all close together, but the actual water here is pretty filthy and definitely needs to be taken care of better.
  • Nela L.
    Nela LichtscheidlNovember 18, 2013
    Definitely need to visit this memorial if you ever get the chance. Inside scoop: Looks even more amazing at night!
  • Venny F. V.
    Venny F. VenistineJune 29, 2013
    How amazed... This memorial is dedicated to Abraham Lincoln of world war II on 1920. But be careful.. So many-many poo here..
  • Celina M.
    Celina MendozaJanuary 4, 2016
    Many movies were filmed here. Just enjoy the view and take lots of pictures.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CMarch 26, 2016
    Always a beautiful walk on any day! Dog friendly!
  • Rice L.
    Rice LiuJune 5, 2015
    Very serene. They haven't had a chance to clean it yet though as of June...
  • Skifchik
    SkifchikJune 4, 2016
    He gave freedom to the Americans, and they do not forget it.
  • jeyo
    jeyoDecember 14, 2015
    Take a peaceful afternoon just watching the crowds and taking part in history!
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JosephNovember 15, 2013
    Take your time..and always smile
  • Sandro D.
    Impressive, worth visiting
  • Samantha C.
    Samantha CastagnaMarch 28, 2013
    Shallow! And a lot longer than you would think! Try not to walk against the wind.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa Michaud NishanDecember 17, 2014
    Beautiful to walk along.. must walk the whole mall end to end!
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen S. P.December 24, 2015
    Take a picture reflecting the Washington, WWII, or Lincoln Monuments.
  • Soundtrack F.
    August 28, 1963: over 200,000 Americans stood here as Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have A Dream" speech in support of civil rights Get Soundtrack for a Revolution Read more
  • Zen H.
    Zen Hunter-IshikawaMarch 25, 2013
    Stand in front of Lincoln where Martin Luther King stood to get a great view of the past, present, and future of this country.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongNovember 6, 2014
    Take a step back, breathe, and enjoy the view.
  • Hansel
    HanselSeptember 21, 2014
    Rent a capital bike and ride it here
  • Elsinyoor K.
    Elsinyoor Khalid AbulOctober 7, 2014
    Reflection at its best ✨
  • Ann O.
    Ann Osipova3 weeks ago
    just great
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Justin W.
    Justin WongJune 3, 2013
    Just think of all the amazing things that have happened here in the past
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireOctober 8, 2015
    I loved the ducks here!
  • Aj P.
    Aj PDecember 27, 2014
    I love this place. It is always crowded.
  • Alessandro B.
    Alessandro BarchiMay 13, 2011
    Come during night time this is breathtaking!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GravesJune 25, 2013
    Check out the view from the backside of the Memorial
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    Great place to sit and soak it all in
  • Jack B.
    Jack BillyJune 25, 2015
  • Alex C.
    Alex CrossJune 26, 2013
    Beautiful at night!
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NilgesNovember 20, 2016
    The site of South Park's epic Abe Lincoln - John Wilkes Booth standoff.
  • T G.
    T GuynnJune 4, 2014
    That walk is a force lol
  • Erik C.
    Erik CoursonMay 31, 2013
    Don't let the mosquitos get your privates
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJuly 11, 2015
    Reflect here at the newly renovated pool.
  • Dawn
    DawnJuly 20, 2013
    So beautiful and peaceful at 0300 in the morning
  • Felicia M.
    Felicia McCoyJuly 26, 2015
    Go at night. Less of a crowd.
  • Dennis
    DennisMay 18, 2013
    "That all I got to say about that!" Forest Gump
  • Francesco B.
    Francesco BleveNovember 13, 2014
    Amazing at night!
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 10, 2016
    You walk around it and you feel the history !
  • David G.
    David GannaloApril 21, 2013
    Think! Be a part of history!
  • Hannah M.
    Hannah MueryApril 11, 2015
    Absolutely stunning scenery
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 19, 2014
    Meet Jenny in the middle of the water.
  • Angie H.
    Angie HarmonSeptember 22, 2014
    7,000 tourists re-enacting scenes from Forrest Gump.
  • Harout E.
    Harout EkmanianNovember 26, 2014
  • shana
    shanaMay 29, 2010
    There so much poo surrounding the pool. Be careful where you step.
  • William T.
    William ThorneApril 8, 2012
    nice and peaceful
  • Rapiszal R.
    Rapiszal RusliJuly 30, 2016
    penat bejalan siot
  • Ronald M.
    Ronald MartinezSeptember 22, 2015
    It is very dirty, smells bad and there are tons of mosquitos
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob ForsterMarch 31, 2015
    Currently completely drained right now :(
  • ian
    ianJune 8, 2011
    Looks good......
  • Marcello Pereira
    Marcello PereiraSeptember 21, 2015
    A foto eh obrigatória ! Magnífico ! Onde teve uns dos maiores pronunciamentos do senhor MLK !
  • Javila
    JavilaApril 6, 2015
    La piscina esta casi siempre vacía.
  • Brkgny
    BrkgnyNovember 25, 2014
    Havuz dikili tas manzarasi guzel
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KharitonovNovember 14, 2014
    Легендаоное место. Маст хев
  • Rapiszal R.
    Rapiszal RusliJuly 30, 2016
    memori terindah ni
  • Lore M.
    Lore MéndezAugust 25, 2016
  • Willian O.
    Willian OliveiraAugust 4, 2014
    Cheio de bosta ao redor da piscina.
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