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National World War II Memorial

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Address: 17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington DC, DC 20006
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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The most important war memorial

The WWII memorial is a stirring and strong reminder of one of the most important wars America ever fought. It is regal and reflective. Situated between the Washington monument and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The WWII memorial is a stirring and strong reminder of one of the most important wars America ever fought. It is regal and reflective. Situated between the Washington monument and the Lincoln memorial makes it very accessible. This memorial is particularly beautiful at night. In the winter the fountains are turned off but still worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is a very peaceful place, ironically. It is a fitting place to remember all of those who fought for our country so that you can live to breath the air of freedom.

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Washington, DC, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

THis is a wonderful exhibit. However, to appreciate it, you MUST follow the sequence of the bronze plaques at the 17th Street entrance. On one side, is the War in the Pacific and on the other side is the War in Europe. Understand also that the states are in the order that they were admitted to the Union.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My dad served in ww2 and this is a great tribute. Love the fountains and location is easy to hit along with other monuments

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Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

A beautiful memorial. Well done and not crowded at all. I got great photos without people in them, which is hard to do in DC. A definite must see in between Washington monument and reflecting pool.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

It disappointed me I expected something more epic and rich. No water in the pools and fountains made it humdrum. Also the construction equipment was a detraction

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Scarborough, ME, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is a beautiful outdoor Memorial near the Lincoln Memorial. We saw it on two tours: one during the day and another at night. At night beautiful lights are on and it takes on a different feel so try to visit it twice. The tour gives you only about 10 minutes to visit it. It would have been nice to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Everyone that visits DC and visits this memorial walks away with quiet reflection. I love the feeling that you get just with a quick glance toward this memorial.

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Central City, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The last time I was in D.C. was 25 years ago and this memorial did not exist at that time. I was really looking forward to seeing it and I was not disappointed. There is so much symbolism built into all of the memorials. I would definitely suggest reading a guide book of some kind to help you understand all... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

A beautiful outdoor memorial to our soldiers of WW2. It is located between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

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