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“Worth a stop” 4 of 5 stars
Review of American Embassy Memorial Garden

American Embassy Memorial Garden
Moi Ave | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #20 of 78 things to do in Nairobi
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“Worth a stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This pretty little garden and reserved memorial was very pleasant to visit and gave a nice spot to be calm and reflect on this tragic event. There were a few people enjoying the serenity and sipping on a coffee or cool bottle of water. It cost a couple a couple of dollars but was a nice little place to take a break and chill out whilst on a walk through the city.

Visited January 2013
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“Nice view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Here you find nice view of Nairobi. Don t take any travel guide it s unnecessary. They want of course to take tip for some information.

Visited September 2013
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“Pleasant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

It cost a couple of EURO to visit. It turned out to be a quiet oasis even though it is situated on the corner of a busy intersection. An informal atmosphere and a good place to meet Nairobeans.

Visited October 2012
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“Pretty little park & museum if you're downtown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

As an American living in Kenya I passed this park many times walking through downtown Nairobi. After spending more than a year in the country, I finally decided to visit and was glad I did. The park itself is small and is mainly used by Kenyans looking for a place to sit around and relax in downtown Nairobi. It's a nice little space and the entry fee is nominal. The memorial museum is in a small building located in a corner of the park. When I went it was empty, but they have a nice collection of information, testimonials, and artifacts from that sad day. Most of the voices are Kenyan, which is appropriate since they suffered the most (the bomb affected a very busy corner of downtown Nairobi). Definitely worth a short visit if you're in the city center.

Visited June 2013
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“Somber Green Space”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Located in the city center, this well kept park acts as a somber reminder of the bombing victims from the American Embassy in Kenya. Having visited the Embassy on several occasions before this tragic event, we felt it important to pay our respects. On the Sunday afternoon we visited, the park was full of Kenyans having lunch and soda's. We had to pay a fee and go through security to enter. As the only persons of European ethnicity we were eyed considerably but not bothered. Our Kenyan driver, who accompanied us inside was nervous, as this is a high crime area. Visit only if you have a group of four or more, have a compelling reason to do so in the first place and don't spend any more time than needed. Suggest 15 minutes maximum.

Visited May 2013
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