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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Neighborhood: National Mall
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Address: 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served...

Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.

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Crowded so difficult to get the peace to stand and reflect as would be fitting. Many, many, many names; too many.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Alexandria, United Kingdom

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Alexandria, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Crowded so difficult to get the peace to stand and reflect as would be fitting. Many, many, many names; too many.

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Bridgeport, West Virginia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The power and beauty of this memorial rests in its subtle expression. The wall is symbolic and reflective. The material and scale make it a very personal a solemn experience. A true memorial.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This memorial is so striking in it's simplicity. I've spent hours here just reading names, and I don't even know anyone listed personally. Just to take the time to run your fingers over the names and be overwhelmed by the number of lives lost, it really takes your breath away. Worth going back. Beautiful setting and so much to see... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've lived in the DC area but didn't see the Vietnam Memorial until a cousin came for a visit. Although my cousin served our country in the 1990's he was moved to tears touching the wall. I too was moved knowing that my dad served in another war. This Wall represents ALL those who were of service! Beautifully done. I... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The layout of the wall, being below grade, and the size, I was suprised when I saw it, I might have missed it easily if not searching for it.

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Central Arizona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Open around the clock. Expect crowds and some emotions. It is deeply moving to see so many names, now lost from this war.

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Provo, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So much different than visiting the traveling Vietnam Memorial. This is a must visit site, to really feel the spirit of the place. Be careful with wheelchairs, the first part of the path is cobble stones, but then you get to the black granite.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Washington in Feb and found the weather great for all the walking we were doing. My tip is to pack Snacks water and comfy walking shoes and map out a plan. It's all free and a wonderful experience to visit the memorials.

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Loganville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you walk up to the memorial you can feel the emotion that it has. The thousands of names carved into the granite. Then there are small memorials that are left by the family and friends listed on the granite. It is one place that you will never forget.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was deeply humbled by the memorial. A simply stunning, yet simple, way to remember those who served. A must see for any visitor to Washington.

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