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Air Force Memorial

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Address: 1 Air Force Memorial Dr, Arlington, VA 22204-4586
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+1 703-979-0674
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When to see a lot of sites in DC.this is one of our favorites. Quiet location up on a hill and away from hustle bustle of downtown

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When to see a lot of sites in DC.this is one of our favorites. Quiet location up on a hill and away from hustle bustle of downtown

Thank Karen L
Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This new memorial is a fitting one for the USAF. The soaring towers, representing jets, are best seen from afar, but there are two very good memorial walls and nice places to sit and reflect on the sacrifices our airmen and women have made. The views over Washington are amazing.

Thank pageonedaily
Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Panoramic view of Washington DC, and the soaring sculpture really does give a feeling of jets rising. Probably a tad boring for smaller children but an informative and reflective spot with a view of the cemetery. Great spot for tourists to review their visit and what they've already seen, and the meaning of many of our memorials.

Thank Jeanne B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breath taking views of D.C. Great venue for free concerts & plenty of space for picnics on the 4th of July. One of my favorite memorials!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has great view of Washington DC. Additionally the walls and plaques of the memorial are filled with great information. Even for someone like me who is not enthralled by history.

Thank rrupp1966
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a hotel close to this Memorial, and was curious to find out what the sculptors stand for. Very nice Memorial, great view of the pentagon

Thank SantoDR
Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The actual memorial structure can be mostly viewed for several miles around the area. And it is worth a visit when you also visit the Pentagon Memorial - they are a short walk from each other.

Thank DCflyboy
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice simple memorial with a nice view of the Washington, DC skyline. It's right next to Arlington National cemetery and near the Pentagon so you can combine it with a trip to those sites. We came during a weekday afternoon in February so it was not crowded and very quiet.

Thank J L
Silver Point, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure why this didn't move me. Maybe it's too new. Or just too modern. I'm ex-Air Force and it should have.

Thank jpwhite6
Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The artist who won this design competition must have gulped when he thought about how he would sculpt flight. But the AF Memorial captures flight - specifically the "missing man" formation in a breathtaking manner. The closer you get to the Memorial, the more beautiful it is. Built with private funds (including a few foreign governments), the small park and... More 

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