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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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This is actually one of my favorite memorials. I feel it strikes a great balance between keeping it real and trying to be too fancy

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plymouth ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is actually one of my favorite memorials. I feel it strikes a great balance between keeping it real and trying to be too fancy

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The statues were good, but The faces on the wall were spectacular - very cool memorial and worth a stroll.

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brownsville,tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very moving memorial to all that sacrificed. Have to see it at night too. Fountain with data about casualties, wounded, etc. Plan about 1 hour. Free!!

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Again being a Navy Veteran, we always strive to visit all the War Memorials. This one is a great tribute to those who served during the Korean War. ( It Was technically called a "police action'.

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Thank Thomas H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found this exhibit to be quite moving. Our guide explained that when there is fog, the statues appear to come to life visually. You have to see it to understand what he was talking about. You can walk to the Vietnam Memorial from here.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked for hours from Monument to Monument. looking at the Statues and reading the Plaques. This did not draw me in and make me want to keep reading more. maybe History just is not my thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The memorial itself representing different branches of the armed forces is impressive and the South Korean governments continual support and acknowledgement of those who served make this a moving and worthwhile place to visit.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On business trip and as many times as I've been to DC never did a tour. Took in a trolley tour with a knowledgeable and entertaining driver who served also as our tour guide named "MJ". The Korean war memorial was on our brief 20 minute stop to the Lincoln Memorial. It's beautifully picturesque at night. If you're a M.A.S.H.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The important thing to do (which I think gets lost on a lot of visitors) is to look at the reflection of the soldier statues in the shiney granite wall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seeing this memorial as the sun was going down made for an awesome sight. Each statue has so much detail!

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