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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 28 Attractions in Arlington
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
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Barre, Vermont, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I have seen this monument as a teenager during the day, and recently as an adult in the night time. They both give you a different perspective, one that is still beautiful but different. A must see to appreciate, breathe taking

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Arlington, Virginia
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Close to the Arlington Cemetery and walking distance to the metro, this is a must see. The sculpture is amazing and the Marines have done so much for our country and there are displays that give some history. In summer there are weekly sunset parades that are a must see. Check out the USMC website and search for parades. The... More

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is the best of the memorials it is so moving, must be seen at night when it is lit up. Go on trolley bus tour.

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
71 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This site is more commonly referred to as the Iwo Jima Memorial, which seems more appropriate considering that one of the 6 soldiers immortalized in this statue was a Navy corpsman and that Suribachi and ultimately Iwo Jima were taken because of the combined efforts of the US Armed Forces. Before visiting, it's quite interesting to read about the history... More

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Iwo Jima Memorial is more than an attraction but reminds us that our soldiers sacrificed their lives for our country... It is located in a very strategic location where it can be accessed by people around the area. If you are a photo buff, it is also a great location to take pictures of the white house at the same... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is such an awesome and majestic site! The detail on such an enormous statue was unbelievable. The setting is very beautiful. Much bigger than I had imagined!

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Bangkok
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222 reviews 222 reviews
154 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My favorite statue in Washington DC. Unfortunate location, not easy to get to, but great site if you can find your way there.

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Kiruna, Sverige
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Well worth the time to walk over here when you visit the Cemetary, would have been better in the spring and summer with the flowers in blom thou

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Philly
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

i recently found this Memorial when I was again in the DC area. It made me think of all the Marines who have given of themselves for our Country. Thankful that the marines that I know, all came home!

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DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place is one of the "must-sees" when you are in DC area. It doesn't matter if you are local or visitor, and you miss out big if you don't see this memorial. As others stated, it is much bigger than most of people have ever imagined, and it is absolutely stunning any time of the day. When I visited... More

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