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Air Force Memorial

1 Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA 22204
703-979-0674
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Ranked #12 of 35 attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Salem, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was my first time visiting this memorial up close and as an Air Force veteran I must say that it is simply awesome! Definitely take the time to see this in person.

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Wichita, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

While driving into Arlington, we saw the monument not knowing what it represented but knowing it was not present during our last visit to the area in 1996. The stainless steel arcs inspire the image of "contrails of the Air Force Thunderbirds as they peel back in a precision 'bomb burst' maneuver." Only three of the four contrails are depicted,... More

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I feel a little bad that I was not as impressed or moved as other people who wrote reviews. I think it is worth viewing because it gives tribute to our airmen.

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Seattle
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I think a lot of people don't realize where the Air Force Memorial Is located. It is a fantastic memorial and the simplicity makes it even more special! Check out the memorial on certain nights because they have concerts going on right at the Memorial!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Visible from a distance, three commanding arches tower into the sky. The arches are reminiscent of the skyward trails left by military jets. They are visible from a distance and draw you to the memorial. At the memorial, at the base of the arches, is an over-life-size bronze sculpture of men and women who served as Honor Guards. I appreciate... More

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Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is one of the newer memorials honoring a branch of the military. The location is impressive, on a mount overlooking the Pentagon and the skyline of Washington, DC. Plan on a couple of hours to walk around and see the exhibits. Well worth the trip.

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Osceola, Indiana
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111 reviews 111 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The design of this memorial is very well done - just very appropriate for the Air Force. Impressive, with the gleaming silver spires depicting movement shooting up off into the sky. Set on a hill with fantastic views it's one of my favorite memorials as far as design goes. However, in my opinion, it lacks interactive engagement to convey the... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Beautiful monument, got lost and ran upon it. Very humbling. Loved the beautiful spires!!!!! Also, little known fact...Ross Perot was the chairman of the committee that designed and built this memorial, I have more respect for him now.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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182 reviews 182 reviews
102 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Air Force Memorial attracts an estimated 200,000 people a year and hosts over 150 special events, including tours, promotion and retirement ceremonies, reenlistments, wreath layings, weddings, Air Force Band concerts, and Air Force Honor Guard drill performances. We could hardly have expected to have the Memorial all to ourselves, but when Colorado Jim, Other Jim and I arrived at... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We were quite taken by the beauty of the Air Force Memorial. We had passed it on the highway numerous times and decided to actual stop and take a look at the end of our trip. It isn't a grand monument or anything but it is very special in its design - with its three wisps of "air" gliding up... More

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