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“American Memorial Park”

American Memorial Park
Ranked #3 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.
Reviewed April 18, 2013

AMP is one of the best parks in America. The beach is great. The water sports of scuba, wind sailing, kayaking, and swimming in the Saipan western lagoon can't be beat anywhere, as the world wind surfers will attest. The breeze here is constant trade winds and the walking trails connecting the harbor, WWII museum beach, and park is shaded and peaceful. One can view Managaha off the park coast. This is a FIVE STAR park.

Thank Ron H
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

The park has a great film and displays that really explain what happened during the Battle of Saipan I would recommend going here to everyone who wants to know about the battle.

Thank jakenjacksmom
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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)

Thank WItravelingirl
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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.

Thank jim r
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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.

Thank singabob
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