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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very moving and calming as you walk along the wall looking at all the names. It's also very beautiful at night lit up from the ground.

Thank Holiday-Lady25
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Be sure to get out and stop for this one. This can't be seen by the road, it was designed thatway. It lists over 48,000 men and women whose lives were lost for us.

Thank Kathleen A
Reviewed 2 days ago

No monuments is as moving as the Vietnam Memorial. Every single life lost in the political effort is remembered. 50,000 lost for a purpose that no one explain. I love my country. So did all the people listed on the wall. See it during the...More

Thank jdavis3167
Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't have any names to look for, still our visit became personal as we started walking along the Wall. We were fortunate to meet two veterans who were proudly guarding it, ready to answer any questions and to share their stories. Can't wait to...More

Thank adharitos
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was overwhelming to see the 56000+ names listed one by one on this large monument. The architecture is very cool (below ground) and the sight was just amazing. highly recommended to appreciate the loss that our country experienced during this war.

Thank Janet K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a quiet walk that tells a strong story of those that fell. Lest we forget! The list of names on the wall, along with a few flowers left by loved ones tell a vivid story.

Thank Priya R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have always wanted to see this in person. Very solemn experience. I am thankful for all who sacrificed for my freedom! Please pay your respects to these fallen soldiers.

Thank ugarxfish
Reviewed 3 days ago

This impressive memorial is located about half a mile from The Lincoln memorial. You should stop by both of them. Ia quite impressive.

Thank efraindieg0g
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice place to check out if not for the historical significance.. was. Dry hot and family was beat or we would have investigated more.. Thanks

Thank Alsjka
Reviewed 4 days ago

freedom is not free....found family members names there was not sure about....was not what I expected.....humbling....worth a visit and a must see....

Thank hnyctfam
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May 28, 2017|
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Response from Jenifer A | Reviewed this property |
Off the top of my head, the Smithsonian stop puts you out right in the middle of the national mall, so you'd still have a bit of a walk. Not too far though.
Nancy D
August 9, 2015|
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Response from Andrea O | Reviewed this property |
I think your vet friend needs to fill out an application at the honor flight website. I believe the guardians/escorts are volunteers or staff members of honor flight and anyone accompanying the veteran would have to pay for... More
Laura W
June 4, 2015|
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Response from Driver1969 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at the Monaco Hotel, and walked everywhere--It could not have been more convenient....well, maybe with the exception of the Lincoln Bedroom.