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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
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Amazing Memorial! See it early.

The WWII memorial is amazing! The two theaters with their separate sides is a neat touch. The fountains are lively, and the overall effect here, when the place is full of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Billings, MT
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Billings, MT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The WWII memorial is amazing! The two theaters with their separate sides is a neat touch. The fountains are lively, and the overall effect here, when the place is full of people, is not very sober or somber....it's actually more like a continuous celebration of life. It's very unlike the Korean or Vietnam memorials, which are more compact and quieter...more... More 

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Jessup, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been here with both my three year old twins and, on a different visit, a field trip group of 13 year old boys. Both groups spent a lot of time enjoying the memorial complex. The littles especially loved looking at the water feature and the bas-relief panels that depict all different kinds of war experiences and occupations, they provoked... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this monument. It's beautiful and has a lot of lasting power for me. There is so much imagery embedded into the architecture of this memorial. I always like going around and seeing all the different States and the beautiful quotes. At night this monument is absolutely gorgeous. It is a wonder that this beautiful place could be built... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The National World War II Memorial offers a gorgeous water fountain between the Lincoln Memorial Monument and The Washington Monument. Each and every of the wall surrounding the beautiful water fountain represent the 50 states so it's a very memorable place to take pictures next to a wall representing your state.

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very moving emotional memorial, it takes your breath away when you think of what our military went through to preserve our freedom, in my opinion, they do not get enough credit or respect in todays world. God Bless you all !!

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Must see to appreciate this place. Do yourself a favor and see it at night. This trip we were there at dusk on what I think was the hottest day of the year. Still love this place, sit relax and absorb this one. One thing I will say that disgusts me to no end are all of the people ignoring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure you see this one at night. However, if you go during the day be sure you look for Kilroy, he was there!

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Cape Coral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Newer memorial and very impressive. Markers for all states around fountains. Opposite end of reflecting pool from Lincoln Memorial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful tribute located in the National Mall between the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool and the Washington Monument.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This monument is yet another impressive monument and a fitting tribute to those who served. The shear size of the monument makes it able to handle large crowds without seeming overcrowded. We were able to walk around the entire thing to view all of the different battles and states represented. It was 100 degrees on the day we visited and... More 

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