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National World War II Memorial

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Address: 17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington DC, DC 20006
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Beautiful at Night

Walked through to admire this memorial. All 50 states represented, one can't help but walk around to find their hometown or their favorite state. Though too cold to run the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked through to admire this memorial. All 50 states represented, one can't help but walk around to find their hometown or their favorite state. Though too cold to run the fountains, one can still imagine how beautiful it would be in motion. Restrooms nearby were even warmly heated and very clean. A must see as well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My father was a veteran of WWII so I felt especially proud and moved to visit the memorial. It is peaceful and beautifully executed architecture. Do not miss this when you are in DC.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The scale of this monument is an appropriate memorial to the huge sacrifice from all states of the USA in the war. Fountains are not on in winter but when they are in full swing it really adds to the majesty of the venue.

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Savannah Ga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a amazing the day was full of happy great times really moving my Dad and uncle service very great

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great monument to the greatest generation. if you can find out when Honor flight will bring a group of vets to the monument, go then! Great to see the old guys honored. The monument itself is impressive.

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Horn Lake, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recommend to see this at night. WOW its beautiful. The water feature plus the lights at night is something to see. Make sure you find your state.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of many thought provoking tributes in this magnificent area of Washington DC. This particular conflict was truly world wide and this fitting tribute serves to remind us of the sacrifices so many people made for the freedom of others. It also ethereally shouts a message very loudly, to pass on to future generations - never again, please!!... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an amazing beautiful memorial and is an impressive tribute to all who served across the world in World War 2, take the time to read the inscriptions, we left here feeling humbled. From here you can take in the views of the the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very fitting memorial for WWII. It made me reflect on what a large campaign we fought in WWII. We were taking a bus tour when we saw this, and I wish we had been able to get out and see it closer.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The World War II memorial is an absolute must see. The layout of this exhibit does a good job depicting the magnitude of the war by outlining those who helped fight. There is also beautiful views from this location as is the case for most DC sites

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