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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kenner, Louisiana
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Kenner, Louisiana
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Mizwa
Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just enjoy visiting and appreciate these memorials. It's just important to remember those who currently serve and have served our country. A daughter of a Vietnam Veteran and a South Vietnamese mother I am grateful for everything. War is an awful thing, we must never forget those who sacrifice so we can have a better life. You don't need... More 

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Thank Lizzie-Luvs2Travel
San Leon, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visit this Memorial site at least once a year since its opening. They strive to improve the facilities and respect the people who served in Vietnam I purchased a brick for my brother who served in Vietnam. I would recommend this to anyone who has a loved one to serve

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Thank OnTheWater2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is sense that the memorial remains a work in progress. Having said that the experience was more than I expected. It is more than beautiful chapel. The site provides information related to not only the specific family circumstances that led to its creation but the entire Vietnam war. I do not regret stopping.

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Thank phaedrus c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Educational in the visitors center. Sad. Really a beatific place to stop. It was built by a father who's son was killed in Vietnam.

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Thank Hollie M
Denison, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very informative but a little sad very educational as you forget how many served and lost their lives. Very well put together

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Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just driving by and decided to stop. What a marvelous place! The exhibits are excellent. It was very emotional. Seeing the bricks with names, and all the very, very, good items in the building. It made it very real. I think this would be a terrific destination for any Veteran, or anyone for that matter. It was well kept up.... More 

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Thank Sherman A
Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We stopped at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial over Memorial Day weekend. What a wonderful, educational place. We spoke to a volunteer who provided additional information on the doctor who created the memorial. There is no charge to enter the memorial, however gratuities are appreciated. They have a small gift shop as well.

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Halstead, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Awesome!!! Must see. Very educating. My kids enjoyed it also. Beautiful grounds and friendly attendants. Definitely opened the kids' eyes.

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