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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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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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Description: The Memorial was dedicated in 1971 and was the first major Vietnam...
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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Must see Museum, Memorial.

I was traveling by Motorcycle this past weekend. Accelerating North out of Angel Fire, I noticed a sign on my left. It read Vietnam Memorial State park. I thought to pass it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Frisco
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I was traveling by Motorcycle this past weekend. Accelerating North out of Angel Fire, I noticed a sign on my left. It read Vietnam Memorial State park. I thought to pass it by, thinking it would just be some plaques and some flags, but decided to check it out. I climbed up the hill, pasted some markers and was surprised... More 

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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It clearly reminds you and gives depth to those who passed in service to our country and the burden of those left behind.

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Grand Lake, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Don't miss this! We were finding geocaches in the area and this popped up, so we went to find the cache on the grounds and were stopped in our tracks by the solemn, sacred beauty of this place. No fee for entering this special State Park. We took the walking tour brochure in hand and made sure to visit every... More 

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Milano, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Before you even know what this building represents, you are taken back by its beauty. It is just magical, like and abstract snow covered mountain rising up in front of you. The memorial is at the intersection coming into Angel Fire so it can't be missed. The memorial itself is simple but profound. You feel like you are inside a... More 

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Tucson Estates
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101 reviews 101 reviews
6 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A father's endless pain expressed in this memorial. A waste of 50,000 American young people, for what?

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The memorial was well worth the visit. The is a military helicopter, and many statues. Going in the museum was very touching. There were many pictures and letters that really touched my heart. I can't image going thru this museum and not shedding a tear. This was a very sad time in Americas history, not to mention how many fine... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Beautiful tribute to those who served in an unpopular war, the exhibits are touching as are the personal stories of the combatants who did not return. Should be a must see for any veteran or family with children -it's a living history lesson we can still learn from.

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Aurora, Colorado
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106 reviews 106 reviews
51 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were on a road trip from Texas back to Colorado and took the side roads from north of Santa Fe on Hwy 285 and ran across this structure that looked like a big white sail. We had no idea what it was and I was intrigued so I made my husband pull in and we stopped to take a... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

No greater love of a Father to his American Hero Son. Dr. Westphal dedicated this serene piece of property in honor of his son, David Westphalia who was killed in Vietnam. There is a beautiful chapel where one can have their own quiet moment to pray or just meditate. Also there is a museum with lots of information that other... More 

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Hereford, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great museum and memorial! Our high school classmate is one of the workers in the gift shop. If you are a baby boomer and lived through the 60's, this is well worth a side trip if you are traveling in the Enchanted Circle!

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