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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 252 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Stephentown, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This was not a memorial I was familiar with before visiting. It's quite lovely, beautifully designed and inspiring. You can find your state's wreath and feel a bit of pride... you can see the gold stars representing the lives lost and feel the sadness.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Very well done and to see it at night with the fountains and the lights it is a very profound experience. I have seen several Federal Memorials and this is definitely well done. It is in line with the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial so you will walk right by it. Take some time and look at it. This is... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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128 reviews 128 reviews
81 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This was hands down one of the top things we saw on our trip to DC. it offers places to sit and chill, amazing views and a breathtaking monument. I would highly recommend it.

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Jasper, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This was an honor for me. To be able to be amid so much history and see the names of such selfless men and women and seeing all the places that these people came from really put things into perspective for me. I am so thankful for our Servicemen and women no matter which war they fought in. This is... More

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nc
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The WWII Memorial is a wonder to visit at night, lighted fountains, monuments representing each state, very meaningful presentation.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit with some great photo opportunities. Most of all though quite a thought provoking memorial. This is a well laid out memorial with plenty of access for all, abled and disabled alike. The fountains are great especially at night when they are lit up and are quite atmospheric. There are also some great sunsets over the memorial... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Came across this by accident but very moving. Like the way it is set out and simple but effective. The states are all listed and the us dependences too.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited the National World War II Memorial while taking a tour of the Washington D.C. area. The location is perfectly located between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial so you can walk to both from there. The National World War II Memorial honors all 16 million people who served as part of the American armed... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This place is very well done. It is a fitting tribute to those who fought for our freedom. There was a bit of construction when we were there so it was not possible to walk around the entire Memorial.

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Abilene, Texas, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This memorial in the heart of the mall is relatively new, but very beautiful and inspiring. A fitting tribute to the greatest generation.

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