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Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a depiction of the famous raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima and is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives defending that flag.
Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Take a detour when visiting Arlington National Cemetery and visit the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. Few poses are as iconic as the raising the flag on Iwo Jima. While most who visit will not remember that historic day, it hearkens back to a time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mttaylor9
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this memorial on a Sunday morning, it was very busy . We had visited here before, but it still impresses us. This area is well looked after, parking is available nearbye.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area on a school trip the US Marine monument was on our list to see. We had a Marine Veteran on the trip with us which made the experience even better. The grounds were so beautiful. This site made my heart...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terrie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say. Beautiful? Emotional? Quiet? Peaceful? Yes to all. Arlington National Cemetery is a place for quiet contemplation, understanding, and learning about the history of our country and the sacrifice made by others, so that we can live the lives we live. Regardless...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yellowrider221
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A memorial seen in countless military movies in the DC area, it's a great deal larger than you'd think, and it's not even in DC! Located a stone's throw from Arlington National Cemetery, the monument sits silently surrounded with informational panels discussing the taking of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank royalvagabond
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Any of these memorials are a place to reflect the sacrifices and the price paid for freedom. I believe everyone should visit at least once

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Foodjunkie2004
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing this monument in person is a must. Reading it and looking at the detail of the faces and knowing the story behind it, touching.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tinabY9068QS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've been to Washington, DC and never been to this monument, it's a must see. Seeing it on TV doesn't do it justice. It's massive and just an amazing tribute to that day on Iwo Jima.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank keenh29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see as well. It is right beside of Arlington Cemetery. A wonderful way to commemorate our fallen heroes.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Turbayveronica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At night the dramatic lighting brings a whole different experience to seeing this monument. It seems like the photo the inspired it comes to life, but frozen at a point in time. At night the traffic is quieter, and the crowds thinner, for a very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 14, 2017|
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Response from AndyOKC21 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with all of the others here. Although I think it's a bit more than a half mile it's a walk you should take. I'm glad I did and I walked back to the metro stop afterwards. Gives you time to think and reflect... More
Judi F
I understand this memorial is accessible from the last stop of the Tram at Arlington Cemetery. About the tram; I originally believe it was and on and off type trolly where you could get off at a stop and wander and then get on a subsequent bus and continue; now reading more it says 'tour' which is a different story to me. Tour means you get off when they stop and get back on when they say. Which is this experience? If it is the LAST stop, at what point do you see the Changing of the Guard at the Unknown? Also, is the walk from Arlington to the Marine Corps Memorial difficult? And, do you have to pay again and go through security again to return to Arlington? I am debating about driving to the memorial on some other day as I have heard it is easy get to and that it is a nice place to linger and contemplate and there is parking. I know this is more than one question, but I've been looking for answers elsewhere for all these so I can decide my agenda, but haven't had a lot of clarification and luck. Thank Any and Every one who replies.
May 6, 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Judi; I believe you already have the answers, but; I'll throw my "two cents" in. 1. About the tram; I originally believe it was and on and off type trolly where you could get off at a stop and wander and then get on a... More
Charlie L
October 25, 2016|
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Response from gregoryo2013 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was on a guided bus tour. Perhaps investigate the metro.