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National World War II Memorial

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Neighborhood: National Mall
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Address: 1750 Independence Ave. SW, Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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Not a big fan of the design

I appreciate the significance of the WW II Memorial but the design doesn't appeal to me. Of course that's a personal opinion and I'm not an architectural critic...I just don't... read more

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I appreciate the significance of the WW II Memorial but the design doesn't appeal to me. Of course that's a personal opinion and I'm not an architectural critic...I just don't like the appearance. That being said, it deserves a visit in remembrance of what it represents and that's why I give it a top rating.

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Jefferson, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's nice would have been better if the water was going but it is February! Marble seating was a great opportunity to rest in the shade, temp it 70!

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Astoria, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another memorial where great thought ws out into honoring those who gave their lives and fought. The layout is so well done, you are anle to see so much as you walk and see the bronze reliefs and states. 3rd time here, each time it greatly moves me. Brought my father here with the Honor Flight, he was able to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was nice, but the full effect wasn't there. The craftsmanship of the structures were amazing though.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It really is good to be reminded of the World War II sacrifices. The pool was empty of water But it was still impressive. Especially looking down to Lincoln Memorial.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited this Memorial during a twilight bus tour in early January and it was in the late evening. It was really beautiful how each state is represented in memory of those that were lost for that state. The main fountain was off. In the winter months all DC fountains are turned off so they do not freeze. It would... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see Memorial. Every state is represented. the wall of stars made me cry. There was an older man there when I was. He was very emotional too. Lets not repeat history.

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Coral Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful monument. It has many different features - columns, wreaths, water, yet it all blends together for a very respectful and moving presentation. As my father and seven of my uncles all served, I looked forward to this for a long time.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spot your state. All are listed and its moving to know all the contributions made from all over the US

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Diamond Bar, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been a longtime coming, and completes the war memorials to the Korean and Vietnam Wars, to commemorate the major conflicts (save WWI) in 20th century American history.

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