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MacArthur Memorial

MacArthur Square, Norfolk, VA 23510
757 441 2965
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Ranked #5 of 23 Attractions in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Landmarks
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Owner description: Memorial to the five-star US Army General who served in three major wars: WWI, Korea and WWII.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Had a great visit yesterday to the MacArthur Memorial. It is a free museum in downtown Norfolk and worth the short walk from the shopping center. .

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Seringes-et-Nesles, Picardie, France
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Dragged kicking and screaming, on the inside, by my husband the history buff on a work-related mission, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about General Douglas MacArthur and his legacy at the memorial. Additionally, there is a wonderful exhibit on the 42nd Rainbow Division currently on display in the accompanying building where you can also enjoy an informative film on the life... More

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Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you want to know more about Douglas MacArthur than "Duty, Honor, Country," I recommend you spend a couple of hours at the MacArthur Memorial. Obviously, it is very focused on a single individual, but he did have a long and distinguished career in the US Army. I was fortunate enough to tour the memorial with a group, so I... More

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Leesville, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great museum and memorial of one of America’s greatest generals. If you do not know the history of GEN MacArthur, the museum does a good job of chronicling his professional life (there is a bit on his parents history, not much between graduating West Point and becoming a Brigade Commander). Take the time to walk through the museum, there are... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I learned quite a bit by my visit to this museum. I was traveling with history buffs who were very familiar with MacArthur but I was not as knowledgable. The museum is a wonderful tribute to the man who believed in duty, honor and country. The gift shop offered many books to purchase as well as other items.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

There's much to learn in this museum about MacArthur and the first and second World Wars. MacArthur was a brilliant soldier and a controversial one. He emphasized "duty, honor, and country". Worth the visit.

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Doha, Qatar
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We arrived at 4:45 --- 15 minutes before closing time. Impressive museum, Plenty to see just not enough time

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vancouver
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

the statue is located in the centre of downtown, parking can be a problem it is an average statue nothing special, a few minutes to view it is all you need, large shopping centre is located across the street

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Danville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nordstrom is a diverse and delightful store with great men's and women's clothing. I am not usually a mall shopper but the variety of retailers is excellent. It is conveniently located within walking distance of the Marriott and Waterside attractions.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

On a vacation with my parents (ages 81 and 79), we decided to visit this memorial while in Norfolk because MacArthur was someone my parents grew up hearing about. I have to confess that I knew little of him beyond his part in the Korean War (of which my father is a veteran) and his dust-up with President Truman. Well,... More

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