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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 #5 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
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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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This memorial really invokes the presents of those solders who gave their lives in this conflict. I had no idea that so many other countries where involved, although I have studied about this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This memorial really gets to you. Powerful images....the sculptures of the soldiers are amazing and thought provoking.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very moving. All of the pictures in the wall are from real photos. Take the time to look at all the detail. It's a must see!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Korean War Vets Memorial doesn't get quite the attention of the other memorials, however it's really incredibly well done. I'd suggest reading up on the design so you get a richer experience. Please take the time to visit and reflect on the sacrifices.

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Greve, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This memorial is very special, go there. Since it is located so close to all the other Memorials you can do them all in ½ day. We took a bike to see all the memorial including Arlington National Cemetary, but this Korean Memorial was the most amazing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Part of the walk if you visit the Lincoln memorial and reflecting pool, this is a good place to swing by. It's basically a very small park with several statues depicting a platoon at the 38th parallel. And a unique carving along the wall with the faces of soldiers. Catch the ranger and you'll probably have more insight to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We saw this memorial as part of a private tour of DC. Very glad we included this one. It is very moving, and vast. Lots of detail in the statues, and it looks amazing at night also.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This memorial was very moving experience and definitely worth the visit. The statues are larger than life and all are wearing ponchos so the striking silver finish gave the illusion they were shrouded in fog or rain. The detail was excellent and accurately reflected the weapons and equipment used during that period. It is in a triangular plot so you... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Probably wouldn't have gone to this memorial, but when we went to the ranger station to pick up our kids' jr ranger sheets, we got this one instead of the one for the Lincoln memorial. Just walking toward this memorial had a different feel than some of the others. The statues were so life like and they seemed to be... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Spend a little extra time to take it all in - very memorable. The statues and the wall dedicated to those who served and those who were killed are very moving. I would like to come back and see it at nighttime as well.

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