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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 36 attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Virginia Beach, VA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I would have never known what those "metal points" were if this hadn't been included on Signature Tours. This was a beautifully down tribute to the Air Force (which my grandfather and some cousins served in), and the 3 metal points are to resemble the Missing Man formation jettrails. There are some quotes, walls, and statues in addition to the... More

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Alexandria, VA
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408 reviews 408 reviews
184 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Air Force Memorial,set on top of a hill overlooking the Pentagon and Washington, draws all eyes upward to the three gigantic columns shooting up into the sky. It is a fitting memorial for the men and women who provide security for the nation from the skies. The view over to downtown Washington is magnificent with its numerous monuments in... More

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Growing up in a military family, this place touches my heart every visit. it's important to show our kids today first hand experiences and this is a touching place to do so.

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Southington, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

As an Air Force veteran this monument holds special meaning for me. A little different than the rest and somewhat "artsy" , but it grew on me. DC really is a fabulous city and it's impossible to run out Of things to see!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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249 reviews 249 reviews
175 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A well maintained and unusual monument to remind people about others, who have sacrificed their lives, so that we could live. Worth visiting as it really is such an unusual monument.

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Orlando, Florida
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141 reviews 141 reviews
32 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

In addition to offering a great view of Washington DC, the memorial itself is inspiring, especially to those served in the Air Force and their families. At the time I visited, there was a free Air Force Jazz band concert and I'd recommend timing your visit to one of the concerts that are listed on the Air Force Memorial website.

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Columbia,IL
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271 reviews 271 reviews
65 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I recently had the pleasue and the honor to accompany WW II vets to the site. They talked about thier experience and what this wonderful Memorial represented to them and their fellow veterans. This is a great experince for any member of any branch of the service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's a modern art depiction of the traditional 4 plane formation where the 4th plane peels off. It emulates the 3 plane's contrails. Each contrail is about 270 feet tall. You can go right up to the monument. If you want a picture, you have to go across the parking area. It overlooks the Pentagon. You can see it from... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place has a decent view over Pentagon. The memorial is pretty massive and has an easy access by car. Nothing much to see but worth visiting if you're in the neighborhood.

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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177 reviews 177 reviews
117 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Soaring into the Missing Man Formation, this monument pays tribute to our servicemen in the Air Force. Can be seen from many places in DC. One inscription, "Tell them that we gave our todays, for their tomorrows."

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