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Address: As Matuis Drive, 96950 , Mariana Islands
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A piece of history

This is the spot to which the Japanese command retreated and made their final effort to hold the island against the US forces in the War of the Pacific. The command post itself... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeanne J
Bellevue, Washington, USA
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Bellevue, Washington, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the spot to which the Japanese command retreated and made their final effort to hold the island against the US forces in the War of the Pacific. The command post itself is built in the rock and is rather small, must have been crowded. The park has some war equipment displayed about the grounds. Most touching, although not... More 

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Olympia, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the last command post used by the Japanese. There are steps to go up into the carved rock command post. Be sure to visit the memorials (Korean, Okinawan, Japanese) next to this command post.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I liked the view and seeing the WW II relics. I didn't go into the cave but a fellow traveler said it was open and roomy. For me anything underground is too small.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

North Saipan has a few poignant sites reminding one of past tragedies. The Last Command post was a very tangible reminder of the hidden pill boxes and gun sites. A very interesting area

1 Thank WW_Traveller023
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It should be the next stop after visiting the American Memorial Park. Anyone even remotely interested in WWII history would appreciate it, it helped that I visited the Memorial Park prior to appreciate it more. As a Korean, it was nice to see the Korean Peace Memorial right next to it also.

1 Thank thelonious22
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Guns & tanks and a rock carved post in excellent condition. Great place to walk around and kill time and let kids run around and expend that energy! Uphill 3 Mille run from here to suicide cliff on paved jogging path. The shade provided by trees makes it a doable run mid-day

1 Thank mizeryztool
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is where the American army fought with the Japanese until the Japanese surrendered to the American toop. This is the last command post of the American troop in this island. The old canons and guns and other war equipment are in good condition laying on the battle ground.

2 Thank PKDAS4
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This review is quite late. The Last Command Post Park is usually combined with a trip to the Banzai Cliff. There is a huge board/landmark that gives a brief information about the site. Original war machines left from WWII are still in tact. This is a "must see" attraction if you love war history.

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Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited this site after Bonzai Cliff. You may want to stop here first before turning to Bonzai Cliff only to appreciate the Japanese stance and battle positions and then see where they ran in defeat to commit suicide. Original machinery is still intact; the cave where they dug in still has scorch marks; but all encircled by blooming trees... More 

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Blountstown, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Wonderful, historic site which can be reached by climbing steps or by a ramped pathway. You can actually step inside the bunker and explore. Holes from bombs all around. Also war equipment on the lawn.

1 Thank DollieL1950

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