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Virginia War Memorial

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Address: 621 South Belvidere St, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: 804 786-2060
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Va War Memorial

This is a very well done memorial, to the armed forces. It is not a monument to war but rather a good explanation of several different war events, WWI, WWII, Korean Conflict... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a very well done memorial, to the armed forces. It is not a monument to war but rather a good explanation of several different war events, WWI, WWII, Korean Conflict, Viet Nam and the Desert Storm, complete with movie that was very well done.

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For some, this edifice of remembrance might have a special meaning, and should not be readily discounted in that event. Otherwise it is not a destination to be recommended, as one would Arlington. On the "plus side", there are great river views from there. Go down to Tredegar instead.

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Richmond, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Always a place to take anyone from out of town. A very moving experience reading the names of the fallen. There is also a fabulous view of the Richmond downtown skyline.

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I wasn't aware of the expanded exhibits at the VA War Memorial. It's an excellent historical recounting of VA's participation in US conflicts and rivals DC for free public venues. It's worth at least a hour's visit.

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Texas, Australia
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34 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very well done. A very nice place to pay tribute to veterans and learn and see military items throughout history

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Anita, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It was WAY more than a listing of Virginians who served in WW2, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. It had beautiful displays following the time line of not only wars, but all important American important dates -- wars, movies, historical events, etc -- down to the invention of Juicy Fruit gum ;-) The docent told us about the videos... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

As a non-American tourist, I was greatly impressed by this place. The memorial is profound and beautifully designed. Inside the memorial centre is an exhibition about the different wars the US was involved in, with more specific information on how this affected Virginia. The displays are written from a patriottic perspective, and this greatly helped me in getting a better... More 

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virginia
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260 reviews 260 reviews
63 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a wonderful place to pause and reflect on the sacrifices Virginians have made in service to the United States. Virginia played prominently in the Revolution, War of 1812, and the Civil War. There are many battlesites and memorials commemorating those events all over Virginia.This memorial is dedicated to the memory of those Virginians who died in World War... More 

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Pittsburgh
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great new addition to Richmond honoring VA veterans. The views of Richmond are beautiful. Worth a walk up the steep hill from the National Civil War Museum on the James.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This memorial is a must see, the memorial itself is beautiful. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. The museum has so much history to offer. The pictures of the current service members we've lost was heartbreaking, as some were coworkers. This is a must see

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