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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
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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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Irmo, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A must for adults and children when visiting Washington is this memorial. The statues of soldiers are intimidating and very impressive.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Korean War Veterans Memorial is absolutely beautiful and touching. As you stand looking into the wall, faces of Korean Veterans stare back at you and the statues of the soldiers marching through fields was incredible. I would also suggest viewing it after sundown to see the effects of the lights. It is gorgeous.

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singapore
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

It's not far from Lincoln Memorial and as you get close to it, you can see the soldiers are so lifelike. They seem to be looking at you!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

When I have friends or family in town, I make sure to take them to this memorial. Most of the memorials in DC are well-done, but this one is on another level. It's just so deeply personal and evocative, you can't help but be affected by the wordless stories this memorial tells. Not to be missed.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My husband was in the Korean War so this was something I wanted to see with him..very emotional ...he had seen it in fall of2013 when as a gift ,he got to go on an " honor flight" for vets along with our son who was his sponsor..they both were so taken with it, I knew I had to go...so... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

An eerie sense being there. Almost as if you were with them, in real time. Take a moment, and reflect on not only their challenges, but their purpose.

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Oxford, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is just a short walk from the the Lincoln memorial and is a fitting tribute to the "forgotten" war. The figures of the soldiers coming out of the greenery is haunting and gives a wonderful sense of the sadness of war while ennobling the every day soldiers who fought and died in the conflict. It is a wonderful and... More

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Dubbo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

No matter where you stand at this memorial, one of the soldiers will be looking at you. I loved the significance of the reflecting wall and the design of the memorial really hits the mark. A must see if you are in Washington

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