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“The real memorial is indoors.” 4 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 41 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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“The real memorial is indoors.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

On my 4th trip to Kenya last month, I finally had time to visit the US Embassy memorial. Inside the compound, there is indeed a small, grassy park -- quite full of Kenyans doing various activities on the afternoon I visited. Other than the outdoor plaque with the victims' names, the memorial itself is in a small building on the grounds. It is jam-packed with photographs and materials. I found it to be both interesting and moving. The memorial also shows a film -- about 30 minutes long -- about what happened. It had kind of an odd tone (kind of like a 1950's/60's era propaganda film, to me at least), but I found it very informative. The embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania are not often discussed in the US. I learned a lot from my visit.

Visited January 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Nice Escape Inside the City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Nice escape if you are already in the city center, but not worth driving INTO the city center to see.

Visited October 2012
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“Used to be quiet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

My secret getaway. It used to be quiet, and with not as many people. I could sit and read a good book there, but now, its overly crowded, with seats and groups of people everywhere. The Garden should have wireless internet, or a room, or section of the garden should be reserved for those with laptops. Charges 100 shillings or more to enjoy and surf.

Visited November 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 attraction reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“memories”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

anytime it reminds me of the fallen kenya who died in 1998,i like the way kenyan goverment preserved the area.congrates kenya government

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“loved it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

it felt sad to be there because a lot of innocent people lost their lives on that day, but the place is beautiful i highly recommend it.

Visited December 2011
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