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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
79%
Ranked #10 of 67 things to do in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Overlooking the Arlington Cemetery is this tribute. Striking design. We visited during an Honor Flight and were very impressed. It is impressive for the site of an Air Force tribute to have such a beautiful location and views overlooking Washington.

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Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Striking design. Memorial located just outside Arlington Cemetery. We were lucky to be there during an Honor Flight from Texas and watched the ceremony. Beautiful location and views.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

i thought this was understated and inspiring. Didnt know it was there so came across it when moving from the Pentagon to Arlington, it does domminate the landscape due to the lack of tall buildings. A great discovery

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
63 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Really only accessible by car, but they have parking there. You can do it in a 15 minute stop - but take time to read the inscriptions. Not uncommon to see a promotion, retirement or reenlistment ceremony there, especially in better weather.

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Alexandria, VA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
16 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It is a really cool little place to visit at night! A great view of the Pentagon and DC! The night time is a much more impressive visit than during the day!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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