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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 September 30, 2015

Located in/near Arlington Cemetery, and a bit of a walk even from the tour trolley, it's a must see. Iconic image. Much larger than I anticipated. Beautiful park like setting.

Thank Edward S
Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

This monument is an easy walk from the Rosslyn area or Arlington Cemetery. The scene of the statue is stunning, with the American flag waving, as if we were witnessing it ourselves. The location also offeres a beautiful view of the National Mall, and is...More

Thank Saulsgem
Reviewed September 30, 2015

We have all seen pictures of this memorial but to see it in person is amazing. The size and scale is imposing and the location amazing.

Thank Ashley P
Reviewed September 29, 2015

Nice memorial. Place to appreciate one of the most iconic images you frequently see related to american wars.

Thank RicardoHdez
Reviewed September 29, 2015

A great monument to the service personnel. Not to hard to vision the actual event thanks to the artistu

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed September 29, 2015

Check for the optical illusion when you walk around the memorial counterclockwise. It seems the flag is being raised that way!

Thank Lourdes U
Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

So much bigger than I thought it would be, definitely worth seeing. One of my favorites and so close to arlington cemetery. You could actually park at this location for free and walk into the cemetary.

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed September 28, 2015

I have escorted veterans to their memorial and it is truly such a wonderful tribute. It touches everyone that is in the presence of it.

Thank andrea
Reviewed September 28, 2015

You can get goosebumps touring this at night. But of course, it has to be without the tour groups who come constantly in large buses. There are gaps however, and if you're not part of a group, you can wait till they leave then you...More

Thank SoundFrequencies
Reviewed September 28, 2015

When in Washington, D.C. This is a must see place near Arlington I have seen so manny photo of this statue but seeing in real is even much better very impress rip fallen marines

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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
Charlie L
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Response from Gregory O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was on a guided bus tour. Perhaps investigate the metro.
July 21, 2015|
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Response from Judith W | Reviewed this property |
To Chatauqua - I condolences on the loss of your father. My father's ashes also are at Arlington (WWII Navy vet). While it certainly is possible to walk from the columbarium to the Iwo Jima Memorial, it is a long walk - I... More