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What Is the Worst Memorial in Washington?

This doesn't look anything like George Washington. Photograph by Olga Kaya, via iStock.

The monuments and memorials along the National Mall are some of Washington’s most prominent sites. While tourists flock to them every day for corny photo ops, some locals have some not-so-nice opinions about the city’s landmarks. On Reddit, some Washingtonians engaged in a debate on which memorials are the worst in DC. Check out what they had to say about some of the city’s most prolific (and not so well-known) memorials.

World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial at dusk. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia user Wknight94.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Photo courtesy of Flickr user ephien.

Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia user Ser Amantio di Nicolao.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. Photo courtesy of Flickr user John Sonderman.

Washington Monument

Washington Monument. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia user Jmarcosny.

Damare Baker
Assistant Editor

Before becoming an assistant editor, Damare Baker started out as an editorial fellow for Washingtonian. She has previously written for Voice of America and The Hill. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she studied international relations, Korean, and journalism.