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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA 24523
866-935-0700
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Bedford
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Asheville, NC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The mission of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation is to preserve the lessons and legacy of D-Day. The valor, fidelity, and sacrifice on June 6, 1944 by all the members of the Allied Forces is most dramatically portrayed in this eight-acre open air memorial. Staffed in a large way by volunteers the experience of touring the memorial reaches deep into... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I've visited the Memorial several times, and I recommend taking the tour but also setting aside a couple of hours at least to read all the plaques, study the busts of the Allied generals, and take your time. Some people who've reviewed compare it unfavorably to "Saving Private Ryan" and think it isn't emotional enough. I found it, especially the... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Very impressive and well done, classy. It was hot when we toured and little shade but get there right when it opens. Our guide Joe gave a good talk enhanced by his personal interviews with many. One is surprised at how well the off the beaten path/small town museum is designed and top notch. This is a GEM, don't miss... More

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Billingsport, New Jersey, United States
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This beautiful Memorial is a must see for anyone who needs a reminder of an important and pivitol era in our Country! The folks who staff the welcome center were very friendly and informative and although we were pressed for time and guided ourselves,I recommend the walking tour-SO much to see,learn and absorb! The sculptures are detailed and the layout... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is a really nice memorial. There is a great visitor's center and the memorial itself is interesting and well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The National D-Day Memorial is a must see for anyone that calls themselves American. A very moving experience with the most knowledgeable and friendly guides you'll find anywhere. The lifelike sculptures put you on the scene in Normandy and the whole story is laid out beautifully. Be thankful that the Memorial is NOT government or state run and therefore can... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I stopped as our fathers both crossed the beaches that day. Definitly worth seeing, But take the guided tour as much of the symbolism of the layout and the back stories of players and the invasion need to be explained. Looking through the landing craft and seeing the beachhead with the soldier statues and the special effects... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was my second visit. This time I brought my children and grandchildren. I was afraid the younger ones would be bored but everyone there is so enthused about the Memorial that you can't help but be awed by it. It helps that it is in a beautiful place --at the top of a hill on the Blue Ridge. It... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My wife and I attended this stirring monument. I an avid history buff and my wife's father landing there a few weeks after D-Day! My wife saw the one in DC, I did not. She said this was amazingly better. The layout gives you an eerie sense of what was encountered. Very well though out and pays homage to all... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The best part of the D-Day Memorial was the guided tour. As with all tour guides, each tour guide is different, so the tour guide could make or break the experience. I liked that the tour guide put a personality to the people he talked about. He told the story of WWII like you would expect to hear from someone... More

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