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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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"As often happens with newer monuments (see: The World War II monument), there was some controversy about this monument when it was first put up - everything from the design to the choice of stone to the paraphrasing of the quotes including caused a stir. But, as also tends to happen, over time people have come to appreciate the imposing, powerful statue."
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"The first ever memorial in the United States built to honor a Black person, this powerful homage to to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. consists of a 30 foot statue surrounded by large boulders, engraved with some of his most famous quotes. In the spring time, cherry blossoms bloom all around the memorial."
"Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is located around Tidal Basin and when designed, an additional 182 cherry trees were planted. You will find a number of gorgeous Yoshino Cherry Blossom Trees on both sides. "

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Come with us for a whirl-wind trip to the capital city! This trip is planned for a Friday-Sunday weekend but could be adjusted to any 3 day travel window. DC is a great weekend destination because most activities are centrally located, and a majority of the museums and monuments included in this itinerary are completely free! Additionally, this trip is a great example of what you could expect if you book my "Premium Itinerary" travel services. 🧳Trip summary Day 1 - Travel & settle in Day 2 - Memorials & Government Day 3 - Museum highlights Why this guide? 📒 Hyper-detailed itinerary. This isn't your basic list of suggested activities & restaurants. Your days will be covered down to the minute, including time allotted for travel between activities and recommended transportation options. 🎟️ Advance ticket purchase recommendations. Avoid the lines - and disappointment - by booking tickets ahead of time. You'll be guaranteed entrance and will enjoy walking straight in, past any lines for ticket purchases. Special call outs for combo tickets to bundle and save will also be included where available! 🧾 Location-specific packing list. This won't be a comprehensive list (surely you've remembered your socks), but it will cover some key items to toss in your bag for a truly great experience at your destination. 🏆 Honorable mentions. Unless you booked a one way ticket (jealous!), you've only got a limited time to explore. The suggested itinerary includes my opinions of the best choices for first time visitors with general interest. Feel free to swap those out with any of the honorable mentions. ✨ And finally... If you are looking for a more tailored experience with a unique twist based on your interests, travel dates, and more, a custom itinerary may be best. I look forward to helping bring your vacation vision to life!
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