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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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Address: 1850 West Basin Drive SW, Near West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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Great Tribute to the man

This is one of the newer memorials and I went during the evening to catch a shot of the memorial as it was lit up.

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Dewey, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the newer memorials and I went during the evening to catch a shot of the memorial as it was lit up.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed finally getting a chance to see this monument.. it's much larger than I expected. It's face Jefferson Memorial.. and along the banks of the Tidal basin near the Potomac.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Clearly the role of Martin Luther-King in the history of the US is well established. This monument is of a more modern style than many surrounding it, with a sculpture of the great man being the main focus.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The visage of the Reverend MLK Jr. chiseled from rock serves as a stark reminder of all the work that still needs to be done to achieve what we all dream will one day come true.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent memorial next to the Potomac. It featured a large statue with a wall inscribed with several of MLK's most famous quotes. It's cool how the statue is carved out of a large chunk of stone with much of the stone remaining. It's made to make reference to his quote, "Out of a mountain of despair, A stone of hope."... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There is something about this stop that is very serene and peaceful. You almost don't want to make a noise. Mlks famous quotes are lined on a wall going around the statue. Lovey place and sculpture!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited this Memorial during my night bus tour. It is a hugh walk to and from the Memorials from what I researched prior to my trip so I book a hop-on hop-off bus tour that included the night tour as well. The Martin Luther King Memorial stands very tall. It is the newest of all the Memorials in DC. You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Modern tribute to a slain American. Lots of quotes. Easy access. Great views. The memorial is situated near water and feels peaceful. Great spot for reflection. Gift shop is nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Another must-see when visiting D.C. What a beautiful and majestic way to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. You can almost hear his iconic voice as you stand in awe of his commanding stature.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What I liked about this memorial was the huge MLK statute and the many quotes from his famous speeches. It is so quiet and serene. Nice place to visit and get those conversations with your children started. After all this is History.

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