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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 249 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Fantastic memorial , very impressive with fountains and each of the states represented and a full wall to commemorate the huge losses the USA had. Happened to be a veterans group visiting while we where their and they made a huge deserved fuss over them, you get a great view up towards the Lincoln memorial one way and to the... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I left speechless. The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The WWII Monument is breathtakingly beautiful! This is one of my favourite monuments to visit. Be sure to see it during the day and at night.

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Augusta GA
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21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Stopped while strolling from Wash monument to Lincoln memorial, neat way they split the pacific and European fronts. Would have enjoyed some more details, but worth a stop.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Remember the second world war, I promise you this is the place to remember. If you watch a film it is just action, but here you will feel the person who gave there lives to save the world.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Spent time here during a photography class and it was extremely interesting. We toured several of the memorials and learned quite a bit of the history behind them also. Got some great photos also.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Last time I was in DC was days before the monument opened and the fountains were not yet on. What a difference 10 years made! It was great during the day (even if people are disrespectful of the "No Wading in Pool" signs) and it is truly amazing at night. With the lights, the Memorial is gorgeous and offers great... More

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South Denmark, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Nice place with a lot of history. We went there onm a very hot day and it was so nice to get the feet in the cold water and enjoy the history at te same time.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A quite beautifully crafted tribute to the fallen of World War II. Sadly, despite warnings to the contrary, too many people saw the pond and fountains as a means to cool off on a hot Washington day. There was no-one to offset that theme park mentality and accordingly a place of reverence was subject to disrespect. It is better visited... More

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Rio Vista, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was a beautiful memorial. It is too bad that more veterans of this war cannot see it as they are now getting quite old. It commemorated both the war in the Atlantic and the Pacific, with names of the places where battles were fought. There were significant quotes around the perimeter and beautiful fountains in the center. On a... More

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