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“Changed my opinion” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Air Force Memorial

Air Force Memorial
1 Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA 22204
703-979-0674
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Ranked #12 of 35 attractions in Arlington
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Changed my opinion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

As a retired USAF officer and having only viewed the memorial from afar while driving by, I honestly didn't care for it preferring something more traditional. After visiting the memorial and walking the grounds and reading the displays, I've changed my view and say "Well Done!" The symbolism of the 3 spires is explained and logical, the view spectacular, and the displays moving and inspiring. Stop by, it's worth the time. The display will only become better and more solemn as the former Navy Annex removal is completed and Arlington Cemetery fills in around the memorial.

Visited October 2013
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chicago, ill
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137 reviews 137 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Spectacular view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Cool, crisp morning visit. Beautiful view of the city. Monument is really interesting. Brochures flying around and laying on the ground. Keep those in the guard house. Allow about 20minutes to visit. It isn't a big complex.

Visited September 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Striking, simple memorial with DC views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The memorial can be viewed from afar but it can be difficult to get to by car if you are unfamilair or uncomfortable with the area's highways, but once there, it is a beautiful sculpture to walk around and under. There are great views from the memorial of the Pentagon and Washington, DC. Parking is on site and is open at night. Within the past few months, a large, unused ("temporary" WWII) federal building has been razed. The Arlington National Cemetery will be expanded around the memorial which should make an already wonderful memorial even nicer.

Visited September 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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140 attraction reviews
Reviews in 117 cities Reviews in 117 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Like Nothing You'll Ever See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This memorial is like nothing you'll ever see. If you visit the 9/11 Memorial, it's just a short way over to this one and well worth the effort. It doesn't take long to visit this quiet and beautiful place that also has some spectacular views. Don't miss this one.

Visited August 2013
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Orrville, Ohio
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22 attraction reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“This is a very unique memorial.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This could be a quick stop or a quiet pensive place to walk around or sit. The construction of the memorial is quiet unique and worth getting close up view. The grounds are very well done and the restrooms are very nice.

Visited August 2013
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