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American Embassy Memorial Garden

Address: Moi Ave | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Ranked #25 of 93 things to do in Nairobi
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Quiet and safe park in Nairobi, not much to see regarding the memorial. But it's nice to stop and remember in this quiet corner of the city centre.

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We took a walk at this memorial Gardens and there is no words to describe anything like this as the word are Sombere or subdued but also a reminder of all the lives that were lost through terrorism but also to remember all the time @ give peace a chance. May all the families affected in this tragedy find peace... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you ever wanted to get a feel of what happened on the dreary day of August 98, this place tells all. Over and above retelling the piece of history, the message of world peace is well emphasized. Excellent for school groups.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If in Nairobi spend a few moments in this quiet corner of a bustling city. It's a nice tribute to those that lost their lives. I went in with friends and spent a half hour quietly reflecting and taking time out from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. Didn't go into the visitors centre as there was an extra fee.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This simple memorial has a wonderful museum and long movie about the tragic United States embassy bombing and Kenya's response. Great detective work caught those responsible. In retrospect, the current high level of security at facilities like an embassy seems obvious but sadly it was not always so.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You will go through the museum understanding more indepth about the nature of (lack) of security in this country. It is unfortunate that this problem still exists.

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san jose del cabo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Somber. There are some information placks to read, a memorial wall, sculptures, and some pictures. It is right in the middle of downtown Nairobi with all the noise and distractions around.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We spent about 20 minutes walking in the garden. It is a peaceful place and clearly popular with locals for sitting and reading or visiting. The display with the names of the 300+ people who died is touching. It costs 20 Ksch to enter the garden and is definitely worth doing.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a place worth visiting. I am a survivor of the 1997 bomb blast in Nairobi. History is difficult to erase and it affects every individual in a unique way. A park where sweet hearts meet. Rooms for hire where one can carry out trainings and fund raising. Gardens that provide the back drop for wedding photos. A theatre... More 

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El Segundo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Glad I saw the memorial. We met a woman that lost her spouse - and as she touched his name on the wall, it sent goosebumps. We were there with people from Nairobi and our host had a sister in an adjacent building - who is forever scarred by loud noises. Nice tributes, gripping photos good quotes.

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