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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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The iconic memorial

The end of the famed Marine Corps Marathon...overlooking DC... the statute of Iwo Jima. It is a Must-see place in DC, but DON'T just drive by, park and spend time just taking in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Fairfax Station, Virginia

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The end of the famed Marine Corps Marathon...overlooking DC... the statute of Iwo Jima. It is a Must-see place in DC, but DON'T just drive by, park and spend time just taking in the aura of this place and it's location next to the sacred ground at Arlington Cemetery

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San Dimas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I must admit that I was quite shocked by how large this monument is in person. It is beautifully lit at night but a little hard to find. It's off a small road that could be hard to see at night. It is something that should not be missed. It is included with the city tours that run both during... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If your are a Marine or you know a Marines this memorial is a must see. It is a huge impressive memorial just outside Arlington Cemetery. Yes it looks just as pictures show it but, once you are there you can see how grand it really is.

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Arlington VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00PM during warm weather, the US Marines provide a handsome and free musical parade in front of their memorial statue. The audience, seated comfortably under the trees, enjoys one of the best military bands anywhere and the crack drill routines Earlier you can walk for five minutes and enter the Arlington National Cemetery and walk... More 

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South Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If your a Marine, It's almost a must. Great place to go. Getting there is easy and the museum is well thought out with awesome knowledge of Marine Corps History.

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Chicago, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A real Landmark and famous memorial This is a must see for anyone visiting the DC area, A total Honor to the USMC Semper Fi

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Racine, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Spend lots of time and take lots of pictures - it is a deeply moving place. Our tour guide was a well-spring of historical background, which made it even more special.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were on a coach tour, and if you drive around it (spoilers!) It looks like they are raising the flag. I didn't really want to visit this memorial, as it is exactly as it seems in photos - there's nothing to do except walk round it. However, once we'd done the driving-around-making-the-flagpole-straighten trick, I was a little more interested... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Known also as the Iwo Jima Memorial, it is dedicated to the Marine Corps personnel who died defending the US. It is based on the iconic photograph of the raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima in Japan. The photograph was taken by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal. Try and drive around the statue... More 

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Fort Morgan, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This was the last memorial we visited on a week long trip to DC. We went here after we visited the changing of the guard at the unknown soldier tomb. I have studied a lot about war and US history, but on the memorial there were some 'wars' that I didn't even realize we had troops involved with. This is... More 

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Address: Arlington Blvd. and Meade St., Arlington, VA 22211
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington

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