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“Excellent and informative!”

American Memorial Park
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Garapan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: American Memorial Park honors the American and Marianas people who gave their lives during the Marianas Campaign of World War II. 5,204 Names are inscribed on a memorial which was dedicated during the 50th Anniversary of the Invasion of Saipan. The Visitor Center is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday thru Sunday. Inside there is an exhibit hall that gives more information about Operation Forager, which includes the Battles of Saipan, Tinian, and the Philippine Sea. The exhibits are in English and Japanese. There are translation binders of the exhibits available in Chinese, Korean, and Russian. "An Island Called Saipan", the park's movie is available for viewing in the Visitor Center. As of Dec 2014, the movie is offered in five languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Russian. Pacific Historic Parks (PHP) book store within the Visitor Center has a wide selection of souvenirs available for purchase.
Madison, Wisconsin
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309 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Excellent and informative!”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Really enjoyed the museum which told the story of what transpired in WWII - from both American and Japanese sides. I spent quite a while reading every caption and taking in the whole story. Very well done! (Actualy visit July/August 2009)

Visited July 2012
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English first
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“One of the best WWII historical sites”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is a fantastic and informative park that is a MUST visit! The museum and the memorials, as well as, the grounds are the best if the Western Pacific.

Visited December 2012
Thank jim r
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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181 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“WWII bravery happened here”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Museum is outstanding for its size and don't miss the video or a chat with a Ranger. Over 31,000 soldiers died on Saipan and its battle turned the tide of WWII. Go remember and find out why.

Visited December 2012
Thank singabob
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Plenty To Do”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

The staff is helpful, and there is plenty to do. There is a movie you can see, if no other tourist around all you need to do is ask and they will play it.

Visited January 2012
Thank SaipanScott
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Saipan, Northern Mariana Is.
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Living Memorial”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Don't miss the exhibit hall and history display, presenting the Marianas Campaign from the U.S., Japanese, and indigenous perspectives (translations also available). Stop by the memorial for indigenous people who died as a result of the conflict, and sit under the flags at the Court of Honor and enjoy the view down Beach Rd. Great beach. Plenty of space for picnics, frisbees, soccer. Take a stroll or short jog on the pathway through the park. Small playground for the kids.

Visited March 2012
Thank CatinthePacific
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