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"The Martin Luther King Memorial Waterfall" Yerba Buena Gardens Tip by machomikemd

Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco: 13 reviews and 32 photos

  the MLK Memorial Waterfall
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  • the MLK Memorial Waterfall - San Francisco
      the MLK Memorial Waterfall
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  • inside the waterfall - San Francisco
      inside the waterfall
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  • a tribute to the civil rights movement - San Francisco
      a tribute to the civil rights movement
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  • the view from inside - San Francisco
      the view from inside
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  • the MLK speech glass etchings written in Filipino - San Francisco
      the MLK speech glass etchings written in Filipino
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A Tribute to the ethnic diversity of San Francisco is that the Yerba Buena Garden in South of Market has the Largest Martin Luther King Memorial in the west Coast and is the second largest MLK Memorial after the King Center in Atlanta Georgia. The Waterfall is a prominent feature around the Gardens and you can actually enter inside where there are memorabilia of MLK and some of his writings etched in glass. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is situated behind a majestic waterfall fifty (50) feet high and twenty (20) feet wide which cascades over Sierra granite. The memorial includes back-lit photos from the civil rights movement and twelve shimmering glass panels set in granite and inscribed with Dr. King's inspiring words. The poems are translated into the languages of San Francisco's thirteen (13) international sister cities, as well as African and Arabic dialects.

Address: South of Market
Directions: Above the Moscone Convention Center, Beside Metreon- Yerba Buena Gardens covers two square city blocks bounded by Mission, Folsom, Third and Fourth Streets.
Phone: (415) 820-3550

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  • Written Oct 11, 2011
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