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Korean War Veterans Memorial

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Address: 10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: (202) 426-6841
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This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance...

This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of combat.

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When visiting Washington DC, the monuments are a must no matter what the age. We visited with kids aged 15, 12, 10, and 6. This is a smaller memorial in terms of people visiting... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When visiting Washington DC, the monuments are a must no matter what the age. We visited with kids aged 15, 12, 10, and 6. This is a smaller memorial in terms of people visiting , but truly beautiful. Also, one of the more shaded memorials. At first my kids did not believe me that it wasn't for Vietnam. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice to see but plan on spending no more than 30 minutes. We went during the day. I think nighttime might have been a cool vibe with lights on the sculptures. If you have personal connection to Korean War perhaps more time would be warranted. Close to bathrooms and snack bar. Snack bar has ice cold Popsicles. Good benches in... More 

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Rowlett, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw this on our walk down the Mall. It is beautiful and very moving. Be sure and go at night when it's lit up. Also a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Look at the wall at this memorial. It is unique and well designed. I only wished they had a pathway from the memorial back to the wall instead of expecting people to backtrack.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The statues of the soldiers are very touchy, real and impressive. Walking distance from White House.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Korean War Veteran's Memorial is stunning if you catch it early in the morning before the crowds are there. The reflections of the statues of soldiers reflected on the dark polished stone of the wall is almost mystical. We stumbled upon if first at night, and for my part, the day time was much better; it was hard to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Learned a couple historical things about the Korean war and the evils of Communism when I encountered this Memorial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a haunting reminder of the human cost of war and the sacrifices our veterans made. Like many of the monuments, it's best at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My Dad served 20 years in the US Navy, and shared how they stopped to pick up wounded soilders during the Korean War. As I passed the wall with the faces of soilders etched in the wall, I wondered if any of them were the ones he mentioned. It was very moving to be there, to run my fingertips along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So close to the Lincoln Memorial, this is a must see. While it is impactful during the day, it is especially moving at night. A must see!

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