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Korean War Veterans Memorial

Address: 10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (National Mall)
Phone Number: (202) 426-6841
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Ranked #7 of 242 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Fee: No
Owner description: This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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 combat.
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited on a cold and frosty morning, we approached from behind the figures up the slope and turned at the to look back - seeing a group of weary soldiers 'moving' through the undergrowth. It was all to easy to feel part of that patrol, cold and suspicious of what lay ahead. Made more so from hearing from a Cousin... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I'm grateful to have been able to see this with my family! Very realistic and detail-oriented! Make sure to check out the wall, as well as the statues. This is a beautiful memorial. Very touching!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Be prepared for an emotional visit! This memorial is very moving with life-sized figures appearing out of the trees - I found it breath taking. This is a must see.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This has to be one of the most incredible memorials I visited on my trip to DC. Wherever you stand, one of the soldiers depicted is looking at you. The wall is breathtaking, make sure you take the time to view this memorial from as many different angles as possible.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Everyone needs to see this memorial and form their own opinion. This is the most inspiring and thought-provoking memorial I have ever seen.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The larger than life figures are frozen in time, just as they were frozen at Chosin, these troopers are on a patrol and they are taking you with them. Protecting you and making sure you get to where you need to be. Their silence is moving, yet their dedication to duty and freedom is brilliantly captured at this memorial. This... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I have never seen a more breath-taking memorial. We went at night when there were no crowds and the lights gave the experience a much more dramatic and eerie feeling. Spectacular.

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Hesperia, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This memorial is pretty somber yet it was done incredibly well. The statues of the soldiers reflect into the black granite wall making it look like there is more.

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Weston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This one is almost eerie. Go at night when its quiet and just imagine what must have been going through the minds of the soldiers depicted in this memorial. Other memorials are bigger, grander, etc. - but this one evokes the most emotion (with the potential exception of the Vietnam War memorial which is equally as thought-provoking). Bring the kids... More 

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Avoid the crowds and plan to see this moving monument after the sun sets. The dramatic lighting adds a degree of realism to the statues, giving you a glimpse of this troubled war.

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