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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

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Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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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.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
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Reviewed today via mobile

Found accidentally. I did not know how to get to the cemetery. I was driving around lost. So when I saw the statue, I was able to get a picture of the statue. It is to the right side outside of the cemetery.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was one of the many stops that we took on an Honor Flight from Springfield IL with my dad. I have been to DC before but it was the first time for my dad a Vietnam Veteran. It was raining but I am glad...More

Thank Sprandel5
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Currently closed for re ovation. Evening parades normally held on Tuesday evenings moved to Lincoln Memorial. You can drive by on street roads, but access to the drive encircling the memorial is restricted.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth the walk. Remarkable sculpting of a moving moment in history. Walk by the bell tower while there and listen at noon of anthems from all armed services.

Thank turnmaster
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning by day and night this memorial is awesome. Limited free parking available. You can see the Capitol and Washington Monument in the distance which adds to the overfall experience. Roslyn metro stop and a 2 block walk should get you there.

Thank candicefan17
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is easy to get to and worth a few minutes to check out. A great work of art it’s my favorite statue in the world.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I originally saw the memorial in 2000 but it was a dark night, old style camera and so didn't get any great pictures. It has always been on my to-do list to re-visit so I got the taxi to do a detour (not the easiest...More

Thank ne_quine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The men depicted here are truly bigger than life, very much like the men and women of the Marine Corps.

Thank Lance M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be fooled by the photos .... you HAVE to see this in person. It is SO much bigger than the pictures make it look and the detail in the sculpture is astounding.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an oft forgotten, not to be missed part of the DC tour. Not only is this memorial a beautiful representation of a courageous moment in our history, but it provides a laid back atmosphere for a walk, bike ride or picnic and is...More

Thank Leah K
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apatriot73
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
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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
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Charlie L
October 25, 2016|
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Response from Gregory O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was on a guided bus tour. Perhaps investigate the metro.
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