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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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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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Cassville, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

When walking up the walkway, you couldn't help but to get goosebumps when you see the lifelike statues allegedly making their way thru a field, with guns and full backpacks, you expect them to come to life at any minute.........

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I have been to this memorial twice - night & day - and love both. The nighttime gives you such a feeling of eeriness but understanding thinking of these lifesize figures depicting the soliders moving. My grandfather was in the Korean War and he died a few years back. I wish he would have been able to see it. Its... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The Memorial was well designed - a very peaceful area. I was not fond of all the tourists taking photos of everything and smoking in the area, but the Memorial was very nice and worth the stop.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We went there on a sunny 100 degree day and we still enjoyed the historical marker of the Korean War. It was well preserved and very good way of presenting so called boring history to the kids.

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Findlay, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The war memorials are all humbling, making one think of the sacrifices made for us. The statues at the Korean memorial are beautifully done.

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Central Coast NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A wonderful tribute and memorial, this was a real find and unexpected treat, by far one of the most awe inspiring monuments ive seen throughout the world. a must see.

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Cordova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Very detailed and authentic statues of veterans of the Korean War. Very pretty at night as well. May be my favorite.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

You always hear people talk about the Vietnam War memorial and its impact - I didn't know anyone who fought there and so was underwhelmed. That all changed when I went to the Korean War Veterans memorial. The talent it had to have taken to engrave the wall the way they did is astounding! The wall gives off a 3d... More

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This memorial on the south side of the Reflecting Pool is a stunner. A series of soldiers decked out in rain gear trudging through a field of evergreens brings the Korean conflict into clear focus -- a standoff that continues today with no winners and numerous losers on the battlefield. The faces of the soldiers reflect the agony and hopelessness... More

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france
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

After the visit of this memorial, I wanted to learn more about this war : Beside "M.A.S.H." I don't think many famous movies were made about this war... Million of casualties deserve more : this memorial is quite necessary.

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