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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

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Address: Arlington Blvd. and Meade St., Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: 7032892500
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Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a...

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.

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Iconic and a recommended must do

Outstanding opportunity to see a memorial that has become part of contemporary culture. Was fortunate enough to be there at a time when the marines were practising for there... read more

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Outstanding opportunity to see a memorial that has become part of contemporary culture. Was fortunate enough to be there at a time when the marines were practising for there commemorative parades they hold on site.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone knows about this memorial - the iconic raising of the flag over Iwo Jima. The statue is huge. The figures are over 30 feet tall and the flagpole is 60 feet long. The memorial is one of few places were the flag flies day and night all year. It is beautiful on a sunny day and is well lit... More 

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was surprised by how few people were at this monument (everywhere else was crowded). The monument is much larger that I imagined and well worth visiting.

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have seen photos of this even from the battle for Iwo Jima during WWII, but to see it in this U.S. Marine Corp War Memorial takes the experience to another level. It just seems surreal to be standing in front of this statue. It is definitely a must see.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You know this monument by heart, but seeing it makes you small inside. The grandiode monument is a must-see when in Washington.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We almost missed seeing this phenomenal memorial, but happened upon it as we were leaving DC. This is one of favorite memorials and it is impressive. I did not realize it was called the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial. I have always know it as the Iwo Jima Menorial, so that is why we missed it during our Arlington Cemetary tour.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For those of you who don't know it, the Marine Corps has a summer event series (The Sunset Parade) every Tuesday night, starting at 7 p.m., running now thru August. It is a magnificent presentation with the Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps, the Marine Corps Honor Guard Companies, and the Special MC Silent Drill Platoon. It is unbelievable what... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can stop for 5 minutes or stay longer and enjoy the changing skies, planes flying over, even a picnic in the grass. Tuesday night in the summer go see the Sunset Parade at 7pm that the Marine Corp puts on. That was one of the highlights of my trip.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having seen many pictures of this statue, to see it in real life really brings home the immensity of it-it is really enormous. Take the time to walk all round it, there are interpretive plaques and the view varies by the different angles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Splendidly grand. I stopped on a run from my hotel to the Arlington Cemetary. What a work of time, dedication and art. If we only valued every human for their individual talents and gifts, these monuments could rest as historical reminders...instead they seem to serve as motivational statements to what we can do when we put our minds to it.

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