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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 #9 of 253 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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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My grandfather was a Korean War veteran, so visiting this memorial was something I had wanted to do as part of my Washington DC trip. The statues are so detailed, and they are placed scattered along a grassy hill so as to appear that they are hiking upward. The surrounding area is quite beautiful, and the natural landscape provides a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a really evocative memorial. We saw it as part of the Monumental Stories tour. The statues and plants really help to imagine what it may have been like.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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158 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is just one of several memorials in the park. The memorial contains of several soldiers walking through the grass. A few meters from the monument there's a text on one of the walls reading "Freedom is not free". Since this memorial is a bit hidden between bushes and trees, there's a sign that points out the memorial from one... More

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marion, iowa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I am a Korean War vet but did not see any duty there, but in Germany, instead. Still, it brought back many memories of those dire times.

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Houston, Texas
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59 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Walking toward the Korean War Veteran Memorial in the rain was a surreal experience. Located close to the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Veteran Memorial has several realistic sculptures of soldiers in trench coat, treading in the grass and on alert for enemy ambush. Especially in the rain, standing so closely to the Memorial in that environment made me feel... More

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Belgium
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

All memorials have a Nice setting and are set- up taking dignity and power into consideration, its a Nice walk along them and see them all

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SYDNEY
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

With the life size figures seemingly watching your every move I found this a very moving memorial. In the same park areas as the Vietnam & Lincoln memorials and so glad to have seen it.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I will not forget the beauty of the display and stunning and stillness of the monuments "Iron Soldiers."

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Mission Viejo, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was well worth walking to, it gives off an eerie feeling seeing it, the figures are very real and it pulls you in just looking at them. Our guide Tim was able to fill us in on all the details of the memorial and the wall.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Most memorials I've seen/been to, I think are great...the design, the use of natural elements, the emotion behind it all. I really enjoy them. Walk around & see it all when in DC!

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