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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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Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Seen whilst on a guided tour of the Capitol. Our driver gave us a full insight into the history behind the statue and it's significance to the American history.

Thank Bucketgob
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Marine Corps band was performing when we visited. It was exciting to see the performance and The War Memorial is very striking and quite large and is a fitting memorial for our Marines. A must see try to go when the band is playing...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the Sightseeing Bus Operators halt for a while as it's located next to the street. It is better recommended to park and walk through the park.

Thank Rajiv S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial is one of the most recognized. Most bus tours of D.C. stop here, but you can also drive by, or park. I recommend taking the time to walk around all sides.

Thank clairepZ5043LM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This memorial statue is enormous and the detail is incredible - a must see if you make it to Arlington.

Thank Marc I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful memorial! It is amazing at night as well! Make sure you take the time to see this one!

Thank Brandi T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from our hotel to the memorial, but found it covered in scaffolding as workers were restoring the gold lettering on the base. Interesting to watch them work, but I wish I'd known about the scaffold before we walked over there.

Thank Tammy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was under reconstruction when I visited last time, but defiantly must see if you are in DC area. Nice view with nice park. It is close to Roslyn metro station, 5 minutes walk.

Thank DDragonD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit if you're in D.C. so much history. If you are in the area this is a must see monument.

Thank ReshyT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such an iconic site of Iwo Jima. Important to pay respect and another must-see if in the area of Arlington.

Thank James S
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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 Gregory O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was on a guided bus tour. Perhaps investigate the metro.