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Address: 34 Country Club Rd, US 64 Mile Marker 276, 5 Miles North of Angel Fire, Angel Fire, NM 87710
Phone Number: +1 575-377-2293
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The Memorial was dedicated in 1971 and was the first major Vietnam memorial...

The Memorial was dedicated in 1971 and was the first major Vietnam memorial in the United States. In 1987 Congress recognized the site as a memorial of national significance. Our visitor center features educational exhibits. The grounds are a peaceful and beautiful backdrop for the Chapel.

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I had driven past without stopping a few years ago and decided to go in this time. All you see from the highway is the simple white chapel. I was surprised to discover an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
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Santa Barbara, California
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Pratt, Kansas
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everyone should see this, what they did for us can't be expressed in words. Pictures of lost soldiers and their history, it is very moving. Don't just drive by

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I had driven past without stopping a few years ago and decided to go in this time. All you see from the highway is the simple white chapel. I was surprised to discover an absolutely remarkable museum adjacent to the chapel with extensive, fascinating, and thought provoking exhibits. Brought about by the doctor father of a Veteran who lost his... More 

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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I first stumbled across the memorial in 1973 before the Wall was built in DC. I was in the Air Force then and experienced the same bad treatment when we returned to the US. Thankfully that has changed. The Memorial was the first of its kind in the country and built privately to honor Lt David Westphall. The original Peace... More 

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Picturesque and such a wonderful salute to all those who served in the Vietnam War. Don't forget your cameras and take time to go through the museum.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

It's awesome to see the dedication the community has for this Memorial. I was knocked out by the attention to detail they display to Honor our fallen Hero's.

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Randolph, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

From the moment that I knew that my husband (a Vietnam Veteran) and I would be traveling to New Mexico, the Angel Fire Memorial was #1 on our list of places to see. We had just spent our last 5 days at my husband's Army reunion in Albuquerque which in itself is full of memories and emotions. The drive through... More 

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Thank Kathy R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

This memorial was built in memory of this mans son. A sad reminder of war but beautiful none the less.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Attending my father's Vietnam Veterans reunion, we listened to a man who helped in getting this shrine built. On the way from Albuquerque to Denver, I decided to make a side-trip to Angel Fire and visit the state park. I did not have a lot of time but I made sure to visit the chapel and museum/gift shop. The grounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I went to the memorial with my father who served in the Vietnam war. He didn't want to leave, and invited friends to go with him next year.

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The memorial is a beautiful emotional tribute to all Vietman Veterans and their families. It was the first Vietman Memorial in the United States that honors veterans of this war who were not honored for their service and sacrifice upon their return from this was. The setting is serene and beautiful.

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