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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

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Address: Arlington Blvd. and Meade St., Arlington, VA 22211
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a depiction of the...
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.
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Simply Incredible!!!

We stopped there after going to the National Arlington Cemetery last week and I was so impressed on how much this Memorial makes you feel emotions towards it. This is by far one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped there after going to the National Arlington Cemetery last week and I was so impressed on how much this Memorial makes you feel emotions towards it. This is by far one of the greatest Memorials out there and it is so significant and a huge part of our history here in the United States. The detail and effort... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Awesome looking memorial but dint plan on going late in the evening none of the ground lights work and only one small light on the memorial is lit.

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alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a beautiful place! Excellent DC views, beautiful, historic statue and one of the best DC fireworks views! Arrive fairly early ( at least two hours) to peg a good spot. Bring a blanket or chairs. You do have a long walk to get in and do have to go through a security line that examines all bags.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This monument to the soldiers of Iwo Jima, raising the flag, is very inspiring. As you walk around it, you can read all the wars we, as a nation, have participated in, & also read the history of the scene depicted on the monument. It's open 24 hrs., as it's in a park, & the flag flies over the monument,... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We drove past this memorial on our way to our hotel and went straight back once we'd settled in. It is a brilliant memorial that is a must to see. For photo's probably best to go morning or early afternoon as the suns glare spoilt some of ours (later in the afternoon).

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KC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In spite of the weather, I am glad I was able to see this monument during my visit to DC. It's a bit of a walk so be prepared if there are physical limitations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, this memorial is not actually IN Arlington Cemetery. Its a good 10 minute walk or so down a trail and definitely worth the time and effort it takes to get there. And it is way bigger than I thought it would be! Take the time and go see it for yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love to come here very early (before the tour buses), right on sunrise and watch the sun come up with a view of this special Monument and the Capital and Washington Monument in the background. I also love running here and enjoying the peace and reflection.

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Woodway, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited earlier in the day as part of our trip to Arlington N. C.. We returned at night as part of a 'Monument by Moonlight Tour.' The nighttime visit with heavy mist was even more striking. The iconic image of the small group of Marines working together to raise our flag is striking at any time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

A short walk from Arlington Cemetery (which similarly needs to be on your list of places to visit when visiting the nation's Capitol). Not usually crowded and you can then walk the short distance to the Rosslyn Metro to catch either the Blue or Orange Lines to wherever you are staying. Catch the Netherlands Carrilon. Not the most attractive of... More 

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