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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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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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If you're lucky enough to be in DC during a snowstorm, this place is simply majestic to see in those conditions. One of the cooler memorials and so poignant too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Alexandria, Virginia

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Alexandria, Virginia
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're lucky enough to be in DC during a snowstorm, this place is simply majestic to see in those conditions. One of the cooler memorials and so poignant too.

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michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While this particular war memorial is meaningful to me since my father served in the Korean war, any visitor will be moved by the varied expressions on the faces of the soldiers throughout this well done display

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was lightly snowing which added to the somber beauty of this memorial. It is s must see. It's nearly impossible to not tear up. It's right next to the Lincoln and Vietnam Memorials.

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West Hempstead, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A thoughtful memorial and one well deserved. Take the time to see this when in Washington DC. Well-maintained.

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Thank momeees
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This memorial to the Korean War was one of the most moving I visited, the statues are life size and you can really imagine they are walking through the jungle in the rain,

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Thank Teresa C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to see something eerie then visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial at night, the lighting and smoke effects are breathtaking.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

38 soldiers to represent the 38th parallel that divides the two Koreas. The soldiers' reflections are engraved in a black marble wall off to the side. It's a must see after you visit the Lincoln Memorial.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very moving memorial. Such a waste of young lives. Set aside some time to reflect on the magnitude of war.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One thing I appreciate about the three war memorials (WWII, Viet Nam & Korean) is how visually different they are from each other. When I take friends and family we walk from one to the other. The soldier statues at the Korean memorial convey such emotion. The wall of images can keep my attention no matter how many times I've... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited all the sites along this path late afternoon into the evening and found we felt safe and it was a lot less crowded. We simply got a taxi at the Jefferson memorial back to DuPont circle for dinner. Definitely a must do.

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