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MacArthur Memorial

MacArthur Square, Norfolk, VA 23510
757 441 2965
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Ranked #5 of 28 Attractions in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Monuments/ Statues
Description: Memorial to the five-star US Army General who served in three major wars: WWI, Korea and WWII.
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Danville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW 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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Nebraska
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I knew very little about General MacArthur but this wonderful tribute to him is a must see. I learned so much about his life and his military career that I never knew. The museum has so many wonderful things he collected over his life and all have been preserved forever in this beautiful memorial. Things of this nature should be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I was out walking around, just killing time and came across this place. I am a native of Norfolk, and didn't know it was here. This place is incredible! If you love and appreciate history, you need to make that journey and come on down to check it out. Even if you don't like MacArthur, you will find out that... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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25 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Well done and navigable museum. You do not need to be an expert on MacArthur to appreciate it...it walks you through his life. Very well told.

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Pickerington, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The MacArthur Memorial and Museum are side by side in downtown Norfolk, Va.. It is Free, my favorite word. Reasonable Parking was across the street in a parking garage attatched to MacArthur Square shopping center. that has shopping and Restaurants. There is a 30 min video at the museum next door to the Memorial, that you should see first. This... More

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Denver, Colorado
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84 reviews 84 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very well done. Recommend to stop in and see what they have to offer. Interesting history and very good tour guide made it even better.

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Right in the center of downtown Norfolk, the Douglas MacArthur Memorial stands out as an impressive tomb for the former General of the United States Army, as well as an excellent history lesson to all who visit. There is a separate building that serves as a visitor's center, with knowledgeable docents, a gift shop and a 30 minute movie presentation.... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I was amazed at the history of this museum. A tour guide with all the behind the scenes information was outstanding. If you are near Norfolk, I would definitely go here. Most historians either love or hate MacArthur, what an amazing story of one of America's greatest.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very in depth and informative museum. Tells his life story. Learned things about the General that I had not thought about. The displays were of great to me and well thought out in the presentation format. If your into US History, this museum is well worth you time.

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