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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

Arlington Blvd. and Meade St., Arlington, VA 22211
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Ranked #3 of 39 Attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a depiction of the famous raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima and is dedicated to all Marines... more » Owner description: Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a depiction of the famous raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima and is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives defending that flag. « less
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, featuring the famous flag-raising on Iwo Jima, is set away from the Mall, across the Potomac on the northern edge of Arlington National Cemetery. The monument is not accessible from the cemetery, so there are no crowds, which is a bit sad. It's set in a small park just off the highway. Worth seeking out.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

I have seen this memorial in movies, etc., but seeing it in person lends a totally different perspective. This is a wonderful tribute to our veterans that fought for our country. It is easy to get to. I walked around the monument and enjoyed the view. It is larger than I expected. The detail is outstanding. Read up on this... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

One of the most famous statues in Arlington/DC well worth a visit. The location also offers some great views of the city.

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Fort Polk, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This memorial is a little out of the way if you're on the DC side of the Potomic, but if you make it over to Arlington, this is an easy attraction to drive to (parking) just past the Netherlands Carillon from Arlington Cemetary.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

I have learned of this memorial, have been wanting to see this memorial, and was not leaving DC until I saw it. Let's just say, it exceeds expectations. A larger than life memorial to the testament of American men and women who did what needed to be done for this great nation. Just so impressive and awe inspiring.

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Orlando, Florida
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have wanted to see this Memorial and was pleasantly surprised that it was within 10 minutes of where we stayed. We were at dusk which is a great time to take pictures. The Memorial is on a hill where people come to see D.C. light up at night.

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AUCKLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I enjoyed getting up close to this truly imposing memorial to the United States Marine Corps. It's worth noting that only three of the six men shown raising the flag on Mount Suribachi survived the Battle of Iwo Jima. We forget such sacrifices at our peril.

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This memorial is beautiful and is located in a very nice area. The park is pretty and a great place to walk around. One of our favorite monuments.

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Dayton, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is one that you can drive around and see without getting out of the vehicle if you want to. However, it is more majestic to see it up close.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

While Siri brought me in here just fine, I may be hard pressed to find it off a map. There is free parking which is nice, and this little park offers some great views of teh capitol and Washington Monument. There is an old Carillon Monument here - not sure its worth walking over too, but the park does also... More

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