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“Somber monument” 3 of 5 stars
Review of American Embassy Memorial Garden

American Embassy Memorial Garden
Moi Ave | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
254720650869
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Ranked #13 of 42 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Gardens
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stuttgart
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“Somber monument”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The monument was great. After hearing about Kenyan corruption from a lot of locals we were shocked that we were shook down here of all places. The normal fee is about 100KES but we were forced out of 350KES each because we were late arriving. I guess I should just be thankful we were allowed in but the bribe left a bad taste.

Visited August 2012
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“Peaceful little garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The American Embassy Memorial Garden is a nice little garden, providing an oasis or relative calm in amongst chaotic Nairobi. There was an event on at the gardens when I visited, so while the entry fee was waived, the memorials inside the gardens were obscured by seats and awnings. Still, the gardens were a nice little spot and are worth a visit if you are nearby.

Visited July 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“'A mixed Experience!'”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The moment I entered this place,I received a warm welcome from the friendly security staff,who did some thorough security checks.The place looks attractive even though when I looked at the wall that has the names of those victims who perished during the 1998 bombing,it created a sombre mood.

Visited February 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Okay Place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

You can relax in the park during the afternoon. The traffic on the Haile Sellasie Avenue however does not make for a peaceful snooze.

Visited April 2012
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“Beautiful Design”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Well designed with an area to rest and reflect on life's most important gift "LIFE ITSELF"

Visited May 2012
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