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America's Most-Visited Monuments

America's most-visited monuments: Lincoln Memorial

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No. 1 Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Annual Visitors: 5,971,220

More visitors come to the iconic statue of Honest Abe than to any other monument in the country. Admittedly, sculptor Daniel Chester French’s 19-foot-high seated statue of President Abraham Lincoln is a striking masterpiece, in a Neoclassical temple that mimics the Parthenon. This is also where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I have a dream” speech to 200,000-plus onlookers on August 28, 1963. You can stand on the spot where Dr. King said those words and look out towards the Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument, and the Capitol beyond. It’s the most dramatic view in the nation’s capital. nps.gov/linc

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