Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial

Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial, Columbus

Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial

Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial
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LittlePaint
Urbandale, IA654 contributions
Don't miss it!
Sep 2021 • Couples
A extremely well done memorial. Be sure to walk the entire area so you don't miss any of the hidden gems.

An amazing milestone in our country's history.
Written September 24, 2021
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jfadds
chicago4,704 contributions
Worthy of being in Washington D.C.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Wow- here is one of those surprises in small town America that hit a homer .
This memorial celebrates the man who built the boat that Eisenhower said won WW 2.
A plaque explains the whole story.
Obviously this small town is proud of its native son.
Written September 15, 2021
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NEofAZ
Yuma, AZ1,041 contributions
NIce memorial for the man that invented the landing craft that saved countless lives in Europe & the Pacific during WWII
Aug 2020
my title says it all. a very nice memorials for the man that invented the landing craft with the drop front ramp which carry's his name. for his invention Semper Fi.
Written August 11, 2020
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Paulette W
Columbus, NE11 contributions
Awe-Inspiring Monument
Aug 2019 • Couples
This monument is worth the time to stop and check out all of the names on the bricks. It also includes sand from various beaches where battles were fought, metal from the World Trade Center, and a Higgins boat replica. It is definitely a monument like no other!
Written August 6, 2019
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John P
Columbus, NE6 contributions
Proud History
Oct 2018 • Family
Great History lesson and accessible for all. Proud piece of History for Columbus, Nebraska. Children can play on it,but be respectful. Wall of honor of names of family members and veterans. My father's name is on the wall.
Written June 4, 2019
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Allan H
Columbus, NE11 contributions
clean well set out great atmisfere
Aug 2018 • Friends
great place visit open clean relaxing place would think most singles couples and families would and could spend afar amount of time in and around this place
Written February 12, 2019
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Raymond C
Illinois26 contributions
Loved it.
Jul 2018 • Couples
I absolutely love anything to do with history and WW2. My wife and I took an hour to walk around read all of the signs and see all of the sights. Our pictures could never do this justice. You have to walk the grounds your self. If you have any interest in the D-Day landings and are in the area it is worth the stop.
Written July 29, 2018
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krystal r
Henryetta, OK3 contributions
Beautiful
Jun 2018 • Solo
Awesome place to visit. Full of history and wonderful sculpture art. Great place to sit and enjoy or let the kids play at the park.
Written July 4, 2018
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Peggy F
Columbus24 contributions
Must see
May 2018
This is something that all visitors must take the time to see. Won't be very time consuming and is well worth making the stop. Outside setup within a park so a lot of parking though walking is on gravel and/or sand in some areas. Columbus should be very very proud of this site!
Written June 18, 2018
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jbwhitehouse
Dallas, TX1,573 contributions
National Boat Designer and Builder
May 2018 • Family
General Eisenhower said Andrew Jackson Higgins won the war (WWII) with his Higgins Landing Craft Boat. That's quite.a statement. This memorial to Columbus' native son shows one of the Higgins Boats--full-size waterline replica of the Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel. Three bronze statues coming off the boat represent soldiers from WWII, Vietnam, and Korean Wars. Don't neglect noticing the 7-ft wingspan eagle atop steel from the World Trade Center though it has nothing to do with Higgins or his boat.
Flags from 50 states fly around the Higgins Boat. They are pretty worn and should be replaced.
Information about the Higgins Boat, building them, transportating them to Europe should be provided.
Free.
Located in wonderful Pawnee Park that has lots of playgrounds, picnic benches, and a waterpark.
Written June 3, 2018
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