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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 #6 of 252 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The Korean War memorial is one of the most impressive I had ever seen. It is very sad that so many soldiers from free countries died in Korea, and I bowed my head not only in the memory of the dead, but also in the gratitude to those who kept and keeps this memory.

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Ada, Michigan
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It is just another half a block, and I loved experiencing all 3 memorials for different reasons. This one is the reality check, gives pause to tell children about a world they dont know, wouldnt know, about their grandfathers (and grandmothers) going to other countries, trying to protect the freedom of others, and perhaps extending ourselves where we ultimately should... More

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I never thought much about the Korean War, but this memorial really brought it to life. From the statues to the wall, it was very memorable. There was also a ceremony taking place while we were there. There were many Koreans wearing uniforms making a presentation. I don't know what it was for, but it was very formal. The memorial... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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60 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Near the Viet Nam and WWII memorials. Worth a visit if you are in the area and have a loved one who was in Korea. Parking is difficult in the area.

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The expressions of the statues say it all. It must have been terrible experience and it's great they made a memorial like this. Very close to the Reflecting pool so do not miss this.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Korea - "The Forgotten War" I can remember as a boy hosting soldiers at Thanksgiving and Christmas from the local Army base since they could not get home. This memorial is chilling and gripping. The ghostly figures rise out of the "mist" created by the field of bushes. Masterfully done and well worth visiting

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The Colony
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It is amazing. The statues feel real - the way the facial expressions are done. You can't help but feel for those who served and you can't help but thank them.

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Spearfish, SD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I really loved this memorial. The statues are the most lifelike of all the memorials. You just have to stop and stare at them. They give you reason to pause and think about the Korean War and know soldiers lost their lives. There's just something eerie about this memorial. I think about it a lot when I think of D.C.

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Waxhaw NC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was a beautiful memorial but lacking in the moving atmosphere of the Vietnam memorial, it is a must see none the less.

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Dubai
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's a beautifully conceived memorial that is calm and peaceful despite the crowds. Sit under the circular canopy of trees and watch the water!

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