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Korean War Veterans Memorial

10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (National Mall)
(202) 426-6841
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Ranked #7 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Fee: No
Owner description: This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of... more » Owner description: This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of combat. « less
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Learned a lot about the memorial while taking a night tour. The historical information regarding how the monument was designed was very interesting. More impressive at night to walk through.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

You approach this memorial past a platoon of caped American soldiers advancing with great caution and obvious anxiety. They are quite stunning and very impressive. As you come away, you come past a highly polished marble wall which all the way has figures of soldiers and civilians etched into it. They seem to reflect back at you. This war has... More

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Changwon, South Korea
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Many times when you are on a trip and it starts raining, you may feel as if that part of the trip is wasted. When I went to DC, it was for one day only while passing through the area. So I was very disappointed to wake up to an overcast, misty, rainy spring day. But when I walked up... More

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Evans, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

It was not a great stop on our trip, but it was okay. I would not recommend it. Instead, spend more time on the Smithsonian

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Shelton, Connecticut
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

My husband spent over a year in Vietnam and says this is one of the most moving memorials in DC. Do this at night, with the soldiers all lit up, "moving" through the jungles in the dark. Their stances, faces, expressions are so real you feel the heart pounding anxiety of what it must have felt like to be on... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Another memorial that you cannot miss. It´s easier when you are riding in a tour so no worry with parking

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massachusetts
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

You feel the fear, anxiety and angst, the portrayal of this war comes to life. One of my favorites to visit.

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We took an old friend to the Korean War Veterans Memorial since as a former Army man, and having served in Korea at that time, he had never seen it. Living in Indiana, he never had the opportunity. What struck us all was how the Memorial looked so realistic. One could see the apprehension on the faces of the GIs,... More

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Irmo, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite memorials in DC. The sculptures of the soldiers are just fantastic. It gives you a feel for what it must have been like as they trudged through the countryside. The etchings on the wall are beautiful. This is a must-see for all families.

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Spring, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This memorial is my favorite war memorial. I absolutely loved the statutes situated in the greenery. I but this is even more moving when it snows in DC. I especially loved the inscription on the wall of the infinity pool -- Freedom Isn't Free. Definitely a must see!

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