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National World War II Memorial

17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington DC, DC 20006 (National Mall)
202-426-6841
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Ranked #15 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The memorial is a circular design, likely to symbolize that the war affected pretty much everyone on earth. The end pillars with 'Atlantic' and 'Pacific' on them and the fountains get most of the attention; but be sure to read all of the quotations around the memorial, and inspect the finer trim that depicts many scenes of combat. The wall... More

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Raynham, MA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were emotionally impacted by this memorial. Anyone going to Washington should visit. Well done! A fitting tribute to a generation who sacrificed so much.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite monuments. It is powerful in itself, but especially to see the WWII vets who have returned for a visit.

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Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This memorial is one of the most moving I have seen. It has opposing arches, one representing the Atlantic Theatre, the other the Pacific Theatre. Between them is a pond with spouting fountains. The pond is surrounded by pillars memorializing the states and U.S. territories that participated. From the center, you can look in one direction to see the Washington... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

At the end of the Reflecting Pool an impressive memorial on a large scale. Was only disappointed that the oppressive heat stopped us waiting for the Rangers talk.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I had yet to see this memorial. It was beautiful at night, but I wish I had been able to see it during the day as well. Its significance is a beautiful addition to the line of sight from the Lincoln Memorial.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

its beautiful fountains stunning and well worth the look we did it at sunset and the light on the fountains looking back to the Lincoln memorial was beautiful

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

it is not that much good.. historical purpose only we can see. . ok the memorials are not in full pledged details .. if so it will be useful one

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

To be there on. Friday afternoon and see some of the men returning in wheelchairs, canes and walkers. To thank them personally for there service during this difficult time in our history in person before they are all gone. Truly in a city of momenment's this one that was over due and should be visited by everybody.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Yeah, I said it. Hey, the monument or memorial is really very nice. Great fountains, photos opps galore, but really, really annoying people. I can't stand that people either can't read the rules, completely ignore them, etc. It was amazing that right beside a sign that said do not enter the water, there was an old woman and her grandchild... More

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