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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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Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a...

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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AKA: Imo Jima Worth the stop! Dont miss it when in Arlington Cemetery - kinda off the beaten path

It really took me as a traveler to work hard to find my way to the memorial. Thanks to the reviews, I took the extra effort to find it and it was well worth it. when visiting... read more

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La Habra, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It really took me as a traveler to work hard to find my way to the memorial. Thanks to the reviews, I took the extra effort to find it and it was well worth it. when visiting Arlington Cemetery, it is the 7th stop on the tram (even though it does not say it on the map). The memorial is... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bigger and more impressive than I thought it would be.our Marines give and gave so much. I felt it my duty to honor our Marines.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Photos of the sculpture that marks the flag raising moment during the battle of Iwo Jima really don't show just how huge it is in reality! The iconic sculpture is situated just outside of the Arlington National Cemetery and is worth the walk to get there and back!

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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This monument seems totally different at night. There are few, if any, visitors (zero bus service) and the lighting makes if seem all the more dramatic. Well worth a trip.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial awakens reflections on the cost of defending and preserving our liberty. Around its base etched in stone, the year and battles where U.S. Marines have fought and died from the 1700's to the present are listed. From its location, one gets a panoramic view of the Washington Mall with the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a fabulous sculpture and I think a great location with the mall in the background. Looks great at sunrise. It's a little off the beaten track but well worth the walk

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Abington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen this memorial in many pictures and in many movies. It is so much bigger in person, and is very powerful. I visited in January and there were only a few people there. This made is very accessible, even by car, and made it great for picture taking. Just a great piece of history honoring the best and bravest!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth seeing but you have seen this iconic place many times. The grounds are not great, and it can be mushy in the summer rain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always wanted to see this up close and I wasn't disappointed. To see the names of the battles that the Marines have fought in just gave me chills. You might get lucky and see the Marine Band playing.

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Greenville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not stop for this - however it is impressive from the road near the cemetery. Marines in this memorial and one sailor gave us inspiration for generations to come.

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