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American Embassy Memorial Garden

Address: Moi Ave | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Ranked #13 of 38 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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208 reviews 208 reviews
63 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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Nairobi, Kenya
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This serves as a reminder of our past .this is what brings us together,well manicured ground relaxing environment in the CBD Nairobi.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Set in a small grassy area with small fountain and marble memorial at first one is disappointed until you do in an see the 50 min film which is both dramatic and informative . It puts everything into perspective . A must see .

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

For a memorial site...it's so relaxing...the conference centre and exhibition room is amaizing..u can carry your own food and drink...sit on the seats or the grass and enjoy...it being near the busy railway bus terminus...the noise does not reach there...

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Roodepoort, South Africa
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10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I walked to the memorial garden from the intercontinental - easy walk. The memorial garden is small, with many people sitting around or sleeping in the garden. The garden honours those who lost their lives; a worthwhile visit, especially when one considers how Kenya has moved on from so many tragedies.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Sad to say we did not clearly remember this tragic event. The Kenyans have done a beautiful job with creating this loving memorial who everyone who died or were hurt in this terrorist attack. By far the most touching (not a dry eye in the house) is the 50 minute film (which felt like about 15 minutes). It is a... More 

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