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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Address: 34 Country Club Rd, US 64 Mile Marker 276, 5 Miles North of Angel Fire, Angel Fire, NM 87710
Phone Number: +1 575-377-2293
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The Memorial was dedicated in 1971 and was the first major Vietnam memorial...

The Memorial was dedicated in 1971 and was the first major Vietnam memorial in the United States. In 1987 Congress recognized the site as a memorial of national significance. Our visitor center features educational exhibits. The grounds are a peaceful and beautiful backdrop for the Chapel.

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went for 15min and spent two hours

Must do if in this area. If you are of the Vietnam age, this is a must do. While on a road trip decided to visit quickly because of TA reviews. Two hours later we left almost... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Must do if in this area. If you are of the Vietnam age, this is a must do. While on a road trip decided to visit quickly because of TA reviews. Two hours later we left almost in tears reminiscing of this time in our lives and those who were lost, and never received the respect that they deserved. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband served in the Vietnam War so this was a must stop for us. Very well done, beautiful, serene setting on a hilltop. There is information located at the site.

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Springtown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful tribute to those who served in Vietnam. Definitely worth the time to see this memorial. Sadly, few people were there.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live near Washington DC and have visited the Vietnam Memorial there. We enjoyed this one in NM SO much more. This memorial is actually older than the one in DC. It was funded and built by a grieving father who lost his beloved son in this war in 1968. My husband is a Vietnam Vet who also served in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very stirring tribute to American soldiers. Thoroughly enjoyed it.Loved the old Hughey Helicopter. Amazing records.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a very moving, emotional experience as this memorial is a tribute of a devoted family to their son's military service at Vietnam. The father ran this memorial and welcomed service personnel in to talk about the ravages of war up until his death in 2003. The Park Service has done a great job maintaining this beautiful memorial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My father in law served from 58-84. This memorial really reminded me all the sacrifices he and his family made! As we were walking up a Vietnam Vet was being escorted out by his family. They were all in tears! We watched a portion of the video and I sobbed huge tears listening and watching the nightmare that these brave... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were deeply touched by this outstanding memorial to veterans who fought in the Vietnam War. The way that the story of David Westphall is told is masterfully done. The museum is excellent: exhibits are thoughtful, written materials are very clear, and there are numerous opportunities for one to learn new information and to be reminded of... More 

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Kenner, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here while driving the Enchanted Circle drive from Taos. This memorial was built by parents of one of our war heroes. They originally bought large piece of land for resort development but after their so was killed they built the chapel and memorial. There is easy parking areas. The views are terrific. Sitting in the beautiful chapel was quite... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The location and the structure itself were so calming and peaceful. There were plenty of little benches and tables outside so that you could sit and reflect on the people that are represented here. I'm sure that the amphitheater makes a great place for presentations and ceremonies. I did not visit the chapel, but I'm glad that they have one.

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