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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 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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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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Salem, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

wow... this was great, the statues and the surrounding area are just so unique and very well thought out. This was my favorite memorial to visit... there is a nice shaded area to sit under these gorgeous trimmed trees.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this monument. The arrangement of the statues, the expressions on the faces, make you feel you are right there with these brave solders.

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I was surprised by the beauty and soberness of this memorial. The line of bronze statues "journeying" toward the memorial are a reminder of the human loss in the Korean War. Nicely done!

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Ada, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We took a night time monument tour. While many of the monuments are good or better at night, I think this one might have been better in the daytime so we could have experienced the reflection better. It again is a must see. I highly recommend seeing it with a guide to tell you more about it.

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Kitchener Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Don't miss seeing this in DC. It is very close to the Lincoln Memorial so make sure you make the it to pop over. The soldiers are so intense and you can just feel the intensity of them slogging through the Korean terrain in this beautiful memorial. Also check out the wall which shows all the supports of the soldiers... More

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El Ejido, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The statures are incredible and the marble stone with the imagines engraved on it is beautiful. A lovely Monument to those that fell in the Korean War.

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