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National World War II Memorial

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1750 Independence Ave. SW, Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
+1 202-426-6841
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1750 Independence Ave. SW, Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

One of the largest outdoor memorials I have ever seen. It is huge and stunning. Every single state and US territory is honored with its own pillar.

Thank Aubrey O
Reviewed October 9, 2016

This is a tribute to over 600,000 members of our nation who made the greatest sacrifice. This is our heritage

Thank psconnor
Reviewed October 9, 2016

The pool in the center saves the cold design. For me, it feels like it could have been a backdrop to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Did not like this place. Does not honor WWII appropriately.

1  Thank uzengirl
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Very touching, greatly designed memorial for all of our WWII Veterans. During the day or at night, the water fountains and the pillars (for lack of a better word) with the names of our states remind us to be thankful for the sacrifice that all...More

Thank Arturo D
Reviewed October 9, 2016

My grandfather served in WWII, but he passed away before he was able to see his memorial. I get tears in my eyes when I see news stories of WWII veterans traveling to DC to see this memorial. I love how this memorial has 56...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed October 9, 2016

This is a wonderful memorial to veterans. Beautiful in the day time as well as breath taking at night.

Thank Victoria D
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

I had visited the DC war memorials before but somehow missed this one. In June of 2016 while walking around I stumbled upon WW2 memorial and wow, what an amazing job and place. This is absolutely my favorite of the war memorials do not skip...More

Thank Jay s
Reviewed October 8, 2016

This is definitely my favorite memorial. The carved stone, the layout, the beautiful water features, the view of the other memorials. It is so peaceful and I know the veterans appreciate the details that went into it.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed October 8, 2016

beautiful memorial and quite impressive. worth a look if youre in DC. Lots of people around, locals going for jogs and tourists.

Thank lebriznon
Reviewed October 8, 2016

As part of our City Segway tour we stopped by and visited this site. Even though the site represents a sad event, with the sun shining it looked like such a fitting memorial. With the fountains and water flowing it created such a lovely tranquil...More

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Wilson K
How long would you recommend a family with young teenagers budget to spend at the World War 2 Memorial? Thanks!
April 27, 2017|
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Response from Carlos G | Reviewed this property |
As long as you feel necessary! I will say that an average people spend 45 minutes. Plenty to see and learn in the area and is free.
Is there disabled parking next to the memorial?
May 24, 2016|
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Response from Bigskip66 | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is, when i visited there was a lot of visitors in wheel chairs, and good disabled access to the memorial. The veterans in question had come by coach, but i am sure there was car parking there as well.
Is it safe for a woman alone at night? Can I place flowers at the Pacific Theatre area for my father?
May 18, 2016|
Response from 94121travel | Reviewed this property |
The area is fairly well lit at night and has a number of people there, that being said, there are lots of dark areas nearby with many parts of the memorial blocked from view from the outside, so, unfortunately the beset I... More