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Korean War Veterans Memorial

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Address: 10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: (202) 426-6841
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Description: This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance...
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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Eerie and very cool tribute to patriots who served

This is an amazingly moving memorial to the Korean War. It is very realistic and artistic. We took my parents there when they visited from Washington state. It was raining and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is an amazingly moving memorial to the Korean War. It is very realistic and artistic. We took my parents there when they visited from Washington state. It was raining and misty and very eerie, but cool. The photos turned out great. Definitely a must see among the other more frequently visited memorials.

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New Orleans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The reenacting statues are amazing. Very informative attraction that was a part of a bus tour that I was on.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Thought provoking. It makes one mindful, thinking back in time, how these brave soldiers fought for freedom and for the country.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is one of the memorials you do not want to miss. Allow a half a day to walk around and visit all the Memorials between Lincoln and World War II.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I thought this was very cool. I loved how the men are standing in the bushes. The wall is amazing. You can get to this after you see the Lincoln Memorial or before, it should only take around 10 mins.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Despite being a local I had not been down to see this Memorial until a recent city walk. Found it a worthwhile stop! Very different than the other memorials. There is a haunting feeling that you get looking at the larger-than-life soldiers. It isn't a huge memorial, but it makes a strong emotional impact!!

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This memorial is probably the most haunting one in Washington DC. The statues almost appear real and you can feel the emotion.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were both moved and surprised at just how thought provoking this solemn and calm place is, reminding us that it was not just Americans that gave their lives in Korea. It is hard not to be impressed by the statues of battle weary soldiers from so many nations.....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This sombre memorial achieves in passing onto the visitor the grimness & sadness of war The expressions,layout and colour of the statues brings out a feeling of eerieness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

War is war even if it is called a "police action" by some. This memorial is a haunting testament to the people of all the countries who died in Korea. It is not a forgotten war anymore.

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