THE HATCHET'S 2015 BEST OF NORTHWEST

THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL

BEST MONUMENT

Location: The National Mall

Runner up: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial

 

One of the most-visited monuments in the nation, the Lincoln Memorial is also a prime location for relaxing on a sunny day. Look no further for a spot to have a Whole Foods picnic, read or enjoy a midnight walk than the site where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

 

Try jogging up and down the stairs of the 98-foot-tall structure during your next morning run. And as it gets warmer, some GW sports teams frequent the Lincoln Memorial for practices, while sororities and fraternities use the landmark to host events like Bid Day.

 

The next time you want to show off your D.C. trivia skills to visiting family and friends, see if they can find the spot on the monument where an engraver, meaning to carve the word “Future,” accidentally inscribed “Euture.”

 

- Victoria Sheridan

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