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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 42 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Virginia
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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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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This pretty little garden and reserved memorial was very pleasant to visit and gave a nice spot to be calm and reflect on this tragic event. There were a few people enjoying the serenity and sipping on a coffee or cool bottle of water. It cost a couple a couple of dollars but was a nice little place to take... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Here you find nice view of Nairobi. Don t take any travel guide it s unnecessary. They want of course to take tip for some information.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

It cost a couple of EURO to visit. It turned out to be a quiet oasis even though it is situated on the corner of a busy intersection. An informal atmosphere and a good place to meet Nairobeans.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

As an American living in Kenya I passed this park many times walking through downtown Nairobi. After spending more than a year in the country, I finally decided to visit and was glad I did. The park itself is small and is mainly used by Kenyans looking for a place to sit around and relax in downtown Nairobi. It's a... More 

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Rubicon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Located in the city center, this well kept park acts as a somber reminder of the bombing victims from the American Embassy in Kenya. Having visited the Embassy on several occasions before this tragic event, we felt it important to pay our respects. On the Sunday afternoon we visited, the park was full of Kenyans having lunch and soda's. We... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Very nice... I didn't think there would be any gardens in Nairobi being that it s a city but this is lovely, well kept green area. Not sure how safe as Nairobi I think isn't a very safe city but otherwise a nice place. On,y worth a visit if you are passing,

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Liverpool, England
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27 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

A small, green park on the site of the former US embassy. A black marble memorial lists the names of the victims of the bombing (apparently almost all Kenyans) and a number of sculptures and small monuments remind the visitor of the fate of the embassy. This is a cool, quiet spot in the centre of the city, a place... More 

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Wisconsin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This will not blow you away, but it is a nice tribute to the lives lost in the embassy bombing and a nice, quiet spot to take a break when walking around downtown Nairobi.

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Seattle
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

If you are American, I suggest you visit this Memorial Garden. It is a short walk, ending at the small photo museum. If you have mobility problems, you will still probably not have trouble. Inside the gate, you wind through a path which has an assortment of wreckage from the time the building was blown up by terrorists in 1998.... More 

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