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Korean War Veterans Memorial

Address: 10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (National Mall)
Phone Number: (202) 426-6841
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
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Owner description: This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of...
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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 combat.
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Coventry, Uk
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I didn't plan to see this memorial, but I'm glad that I did - it was sincere and simple - an effective memorial to the individuals that played their part in history. A thought provoking, peaceful place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

You feel the human connection when you walk among these soldiers. You can imagine the climate around you as you are frozen in the past. Very impactful statement and more poignant than the Vietnam War Memorial.

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Seeing it in the dark was very moving and haunting. The artist accurately captured the feeling of cold, hunger, anticipation, wetness, bone weary tiredness, dread, and suppressed fear that every infantryman has felt when on a combat patrol.

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The statues and marble are captivating to photograph in the early morning. Do not miss this memorial.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I cannot describe how I felt when I was there. It was very touching and a fitting tribute to those involved. The faces on each statue is different. Children were asking very reflective questions so it must have made an impressions on the young people as well.

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Palm Springs
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28 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This memorial was near the top of my list of favorites which surprised me. We were there on a snowy day and the juniper plants were sticking out of the snow. Amazing and appropriate when you realize the freezing temperatures the soldiers actually had to endure. Made all of us stop complaining about anything...

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Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We visited the memorial while on vacation in DC. The entire area is amazing, including the Vietnam memorial and the Lincoln memorial within walking distance, but the life size depiction of actual soldiers takes your breath away. Every angle provided a new insight into the struggle and sacrafice our troops made. The entire experience is breathtaking and definiately leaves you... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

you can find larger than life sculptures of soldiers surrounded by lush greeenery, making time to reflect the sacrifies made by US and Korean soldiers during the WW2.

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Newberg, Oregon
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were there at night, it took my breath away. Seeing the statues of the soldiers in the night really made me realize what our military go thru for us. It gave me chills and won't forget it

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Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I liked the Vietnam Memorial much more than this one. It is in the same area and it really is worth it to see all of them while you are there. Put on some good walking shoes and dress accordingly.

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