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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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49 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We have visited the Memorial on several occasions, but no visit was more memorable than when we took my brother-in-law, a Viet Nam Veteran, to visit on Veteran's Day last year. There was a service taking place but watching him walk around the displays and talk about the items there was a profound experience. He was amazed at the number... More 

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Kansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Arrived at the Memorial on Memorial Day. Was unaware they were having a reunion there. Many vets and great camaraderie. A freezing thunderstorm began while there but did not deter the outside program. Was pleased to be there on this special day. Very nice museum and gift shop. What a tribute this family has done for all veterans but especially... More 

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Socorro, NM
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

There is just something majestic and peaceful about this memorial. The white building architecturally is a startling contrast to the evergreen surroundings. The displays are sometimes graphic, but that conveys truly what the soldiers and veterans went through. Definitely worth a visit if in the area.

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OKC, OK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My grandfather served in Vietnam and I served in Iraqi Freedom for multiple deployments. No matter what war, you come home with a different perspective on life. The first time I went here was in 2006 with my wife. I was moved by the view and the chapel and brought to tears, remembering my own conflict I fought so recently... More 

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Kate G, Manager at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, responded to this review

I'm speechless as I write this. You have managed to capture the very essence of our site. I'm so glad you've had such meaningful visits here and I hope you are able to return. It's an honor to be the caretaker of a place such as this. More 

El Paso, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My Uncle Lieutenant Colonel Francis Russell Hittinger, Jr. was killed in the Vietnam War. I maintain contact with his three sons; however it took my visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to fully understand the significance of his sacrifice. i encourage all to tour this!

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