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American Embassy Memorial Garden

Moi Ave | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #13 of 43 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Gardens
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Northern California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

On my 4th trip to Kenya last month, I finally had time to visit the US Embassy memorial. Inside the compound, there is indeed a small, grassy park -- quite full of Kenyans doing various activities on the afternoon I visited. Other than the outdoor plaque with the victims' names, the memorial itself is in a small building on the... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Nice escape if you are already in the city center, but not worth driving INTO the city center to see.

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Nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

My secret getaway. It used to be quiet, and with not as many people. I could sit and read a good book there, but now, its overly crowded, with seats and groups of people everywhere. The Garden should have wireless internet, or a room, or section of the garden should be reserved for those with laptops. Charges 100 shillings or... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

anytime it reminds me of the fallen kenya who died in 1998,i like the way kenyan goverment preserved the area.congrates kenya government

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Kisumu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

it felt sad to be there because a lot of innocent people lost their lives on that day, but the place is beautiful i highly recommend it.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Having lost people I've known here during the bomb blast, I would say it is a bit of a sad experience to be here, but a memorable experience all the same.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Its a sad place due to what it signifies. The memorial itself is touching. However the part of Nairobi in which it sits is terrible. If you are going to visit watch yourself and your wallet!

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stuttgart
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The monument was great. After hearing about Kenyan corruption from a lot of locals we were shocked that we were shook down here of all places. The normal fee is about 100KES but we were forced out of 350KES each because we were late arriving. I guess I should just be thankful we were allowed in but the bribe left... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The American Embassy Memorial Garden is a nice little garden, providing an oasis or relative calm in amongst chaotic Nairobi. There was an event on at the gardens when I visited, so while the entry fee was waived, the memorials inside the gardens were obscured by seats and awnings. Still, the gardens were a nice little spot and are worth... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The moment I entered this place,I received a warm welcome from the friendly security staff,who did some thorough security checks.The place looks attractive even though when I looked at the wall that has the names of those victims who perished during the 1998 bombing,it created a sombre mood.

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