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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 35 attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Portland, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It was nice to see men paying their requests to the men and women who have served. Memorial was well kept.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Stunning and a lot bigger than I expected which further adds to the beauty of it. Very nice at night as well as during the day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

One word excellent! To see such a massive monument showing respect for the battles the Marines have been a part of is just heart warming.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Don't miss stopping by this emotional and thoughtful memorial. It is a great opportunity to talk to your children about the human side of war.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We took a moonlight bus tour that included this Memorial. Our driver knew all of the men's names that were in the memorial. He also knew their "stories". This is a must see.

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Just a short walk from Arlington cemetery. I went over to see it. Like the historic photo it sticks in the mind. A fitting tribute and a must for any history buffs.

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Michigan
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It does not take long to view this iconic memorial. Most people know it as the Iwo Jima Memorial. It is impressive because of its size. The pride the Marine Corps is famous for is evident. I am glad we took the time to go here.

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Walla Walla
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Can't add much to others' here, but if you have a car, try relatively early Sunday morning and you'll even find parking spaces. This holds true for several Washington-area monuments/attractions (i.e. MLK and some others). Otherwise, Washington traffic and getting around can be pretty brutal.

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Brasília
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The monument in the middle of the square is beautiful and has got its whole history written down on totens around it. It's rather a reinforcement on the American pride against Japan in the World War II. It's a five minute walk from the Rosslyn metro station, first one in Arlington, VA. If you cross the bridge in front of... More

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Gardner, Kansas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This memorial is beautiful, well constructed and very detailed. Use the bus to access it, better at night with the lighting.

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