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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 #18 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This memorial is at the top of the reflecting pool at the opposite end from the Lincoln Memorial. It is a large elliptical pool with fountains at either end and a wall of stars behind it. Surrounding it are the standing stones with a large laurel wreath for each state or territory from whom those who served in WWII came.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Because of the scale of the war, tastefully laid out but allowing visitors to appreciate other sights for their sacrifice. Truly awe inspiring

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Washington DC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Stunning! This is a beautiful area, including everything you could want in a memorial. People, places and a moving reminder of what happened. Sad but joyous at the same time!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is a very well done memorial. It's a great place to stop and take a break while paying some remembrance for those who fought for our country!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The memorial is very fitting. It contains grand elements and very understated elements and is serene and though provoking all at once. I saw it on a guided tour and wasn't bothered to see it but I'm very glad I did.

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Springdale, Arkansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It's a simple monument but beautiful! You see a lot of veterans visiting the memorial and it's a great reminder that we are lucky to have such brave men and women fighting for our country!

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Powhatan, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is a simple, well thought out monument to those who served their country (and, more importantly, the world) during World War II.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

As much as this place is beautiful as much as it hurt to see what human race could really do, it was also touching to see many all war veterans at the park visiting the memorial and reminding themselves of the old days !!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This memorial is a beautiful tribute to our World War II vets. I don't find it as moving as the Korean War Memorial, but it's no less memorable. It does a great job of conveying the sense of unity and purpose the U.S. experienced during WWII.

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upstate NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a stunning setting and focal point to memorialize our soldiers of this war. the monuments, wreathes imposing architecture is a true honor to those who fought in this war.

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