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This carillon was close to where we were staying. It gets played regularly and is a fixture in the area. It was a gift from Holland to the U.S. after WWII for efforts during the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 5, 2017
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The once great Carillon, a gift from the People of the Netherlands as a 'thank you' for liberation during WWII, has been allowed to degrade such that the structure is covered with rust and the bells cannot play any tune without sounding many false notes.

Thank Steve M
Fresno, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Not much to see, bells periodically chime, nice music. Adjacent to USMC, Iwo Jima memorial. Easy parking and nice views of DC.

Thank AJGR
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

This carillon was close to where we were staying. It gets played regularly and is a fixture in the area. It was a gift from Holland to the U.S. after WWII for efforts during the war.

Thank RickMIusa
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Very interesting once we looked it up and saw what it was about! Great tribute to Marines...OOOHRRAAHHH!

Thank LMF1965
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

When visiting the Iwo Jima Monument, the Carillon is really to close not to go check out. Don't know if they ever open the stairs on it, but the view would be awesome if they did. Go to this site to see the Iwo Jima Monument and check out the Carillon if time permits.

Thank Troy H
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

It's interesting to note that the Netherlands donated the Carillon to the U.S. for saving their country from the Nazis. We could hear the carillon from Arlington National Cemetery.

Thank scooterdp
Washington DC, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The Carillon itself is nothing spectacular, but there is a very nice set of flowers in front, and it does chime every now and then. And if into photography, it is nicely situated up on a hill overlooking the mall.

Thank srussell3travel
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The Carillon is a unique structure, but just barely worth visiting by itself. But it has a spectacular view of DC, and is next to the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial. By all means go for the combination.

Thank Skipper090
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

This is one of my favorite places to be in Arlington. Very close to Iwo-Jima and Arlington National Cemetery, this Carillon, donated by the Netherlands, is beautiful.

Thank suemichel
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

this memorial is a gift from the Dutch nation to the American people to show their gratitude for the liberation in 1945

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