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Air Force Memorial

1 Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA 22204
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Arlington National Cemetery and War Memorials Tour
Ranked #9 of 28 Attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
71 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The memorial was very pretty to visit at night with the base lit up by huge flood lights. Seeing people standing near it put in perspective just how big it is. I loved the idea of the 3 spires that resemble jet trails. It's worth a stop if you're in the area. I'm guessing most folks stay just long enough... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Awesome memorial to visit that is near the Marine Corps memorial and can make for a pleasant afternoon.

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74 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is more something you drive by, but we parked here to walk to the Pentagon Memorial .. about 3/4 of a mile, I think. The memorial is neat, and it's interesting to look up at it from the base.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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61 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Like the Marine Corps memorial, this memorial to Air Force veterans is not easily accessible. It rests in a small area to the south of Arlington Cemetery, with a view of the Pentagon. But it is worth seeking out. The large twisting stainless steel spires -- representing three jets soaring skyward -- are really kind of awe-inspiring. Pictures don't do... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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89 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The U.S. Air Force Memorial was my first stop after I flew into town on my last visit to D.C. It's an amazing sight, but at night, it's absolutely breathtaking. The memorial itself, as well as the Washington Monument and other memorials off in the distance, is beautiful. It's not the easiest place to find, and parking can be a... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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64 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

The memorial is easy to get to. I had to use my imagination to fully understand. It is elegant and modern. Do yourself a favor and familiarize yourself with memorials do that you can fully enjoy what you see.

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Atlanta, GA
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15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

When visiting the Pentagon memorial, this is worth the additional 1/2 mile drive. Overlooking DC with view of Washington monument through the spires

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

As a USAF retired, it was inevitable visit, and glad I went. Quiet, simple, elegant. Great view of DC skyline, Pentagon. The spires are very impressive tribute. There are signs indicating a 'gift shop' in the support building ( clean bathrooms, administrative office) but no shop was found. Annoyance factor? Bus tour pulled in, and driver left bus idling, with... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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81 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great views of Washington DC and the Pentagon. Especially at dusk. The three spikes represent the Missing Man Formation. There are explanations on how this memorial was built. A great tribute to the people of the Air Force! You can combine this with a visit to the Pentagon Memorial, they are just a short drive from each other.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It is an interesting high sculpture that you can see from many points in Washington, DC and around. Of course going close will give you a better impression and details on how this distinguished memorial were built!

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