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Air Force Memorial

Address: 1 Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA 22204
Phone Number: 703-979-0674
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Arlington National Cemetery and War Memorials Tour
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Ranked #11 of 26 Attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Place to visit to pay respect to the man with wings. It's just by the road but there is more to just by the road, it's the feeling of being there and just looking straight at the Pentagon. Long live the the wing heroes.

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Weston, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

While this isn't at the same level as the Korean War or Vietnam War memorial, it is very well done and worth a visit. You also get a wonderful of all of DC from the hill it is situated on. Its very close to the Pentagon memorial so you can hit both with one drive.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A beautiful tribute to airpower in America; simple but dignified. Made of stainless steel, the three fingers symbolize an aircraft formation climbing to the sky. An incredible view awaits you from the platform; some incredible stories are told around the monument of our youngest military service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

ok, it represent the contrails of the Air Force flight demonstration team, The Thunderbirds. My disappointment is that represents less than 1% of Airmen. The Air Force is so much more than fighter jocks. The monument completely misses the mark of showing the skill, valor and sacrifice of the vast majority of the US Air Force. Not worth the visit... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The location of this memorial is beautiful, and significant in that it sits right in the flight path of the plane that struck the Pentagon on 9/11. Highly recommended.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The spires make you feel like you are looking at jet contrails. You also get a great view of Washington and the Pentagon from here.

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Of all the memorials in Washington, this one is near the bottom of my list. The time it takes to get there is longer than it will be to see the memorial itself. The view of Washington is good from there, especially the Pentagon Building- until the trees grow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Because it is such a huge sculpture that reaches into the skyline you can see it from many areas of DC and Northern Virginia. If you pass it on I-395 (main highway into/out-of DC from Northern Virginia) you will probably wonder what it is, especially as it's well lit at night. It is three fighter jets screaming through the sky... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great tribute to one of our armed forces - amazing view of DC! Probably need to drive to get to it, but worth it.

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West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Looks spectacular at night. Interesting and attractive addition to the DC skyline. Three spires in a Thunderbirds "bomb blast" separation, that are attractive day and night, and lit up at night to be seen for miles around. There's a small grounds area to walk around and memorial walls. One of the only good things to come from the 2nd Bush's... More 

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