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National World War II Memorial

17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington DC, DC 20006 (National Mall)
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Ranked #14 of 255 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

My family enjoyed this memorial. It is very pretty with the fountains and its setting on the National Mall. The monument is well done with many great inscriptions, and separate sides dedicated to the war on the Atlantic side and Pacific Side. Many great photo opportunities to be had here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We visited at night on our way from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. This is close to the road,fyi. Each state is represented with a pillar in the circle path. There were newly laid wreaths ,I am assuming from individuals who made the trip to remember those who served from their state. Nice fountain makes it a peaceful... More

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Spring
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful memorial and it is huge! Another reminder of the sacrifices of our American military and the bravery of these men! Around the memorial are informational signs telling the story of the flag raising, making this even more real for us.

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Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We had promised a handicapped relative that we would take her to the National World War II Memorial. We waited until after summer tourist season and chose a nice day in October. Parking is always a problem downtown so we researched and google map as much as we could. So here is the thing to do. Orient your approach so... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The WW2 Memorial sits proudly and honorably at the center of the Mall. Just reading the names of the battles is enough to bring a lump to your throat. If there happens to be a group of veterans there at the time, well, it gets emotional.

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jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This Memorial is just across the street from the Washington Monument and is just a wonderful, tranquil, soothing place. The water feature really make you feel at peace and allow you to take in what the monument truly stands for. It really allows us to fully appreciate and honor those who served in this war.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A bureaucrat designed this. A complete disaster. I would give it a worse grade, but it means so much to so many. See it before the Viet Nam and Korea memorials to lessen the disappointment.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were so fortunate to be at the memorial when an Honor Flight came through. We clapped for the vets, shook hands and had our picture taken. They enjoyed it as much as we did. This was really heartfelt and amazing.

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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

My grandfather was in WWII so this was something that I had to see. It was very beautiful and very moving.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We visited both by day and night and thought the night with the excellent lighting showcased this beautiful memorial to best effect. Well worth visiting. Highly recommended

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