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National World War II Memorial

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington DC, DC 20006
Phone Number: +1 202-426-6841
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Don't think I learnt anything in particular. I didn't ask much about the place I just think the space has the most amazing lighting and the grayish granite makes for an amazing... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't think I learnt anything in particular. I didn't ask much about the place I just think the space has the most amazing lighting and the grayish granite makes for an amazing natural filter.

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Memorial was worth the wait. It's beautiful and a special place for reflection. The older I get the more I think that there has got to be a better way...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a powerful memorial. Very well done. Definitely a must see. The memorial is between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the visit when in the area. It's stunning both in the day and at night with the water fountains behind it and the Washington memorial towering up above you with the State Capital in the back drop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful memorial to all those who served in WWII. Make sure to look at the frieze on either side of the grass tiers above the fountain.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking around and within the WWII memorial is a sobering experience. My Dad served overseas with many other young men helping to safe freedoms for the European nations. The women they left behind with the children served also in keeping the home and many work places running smoothly. So many sacrifices by so many showing their appreciation for this nation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best memorials I've seen. The water fountains were amazing and it was so accessible from all sides. A wonderful sight halfway between the Washington monument and the Lincoln memorial.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My father and my wife's father both fought in WWII. It was both moving and interesting to see the WWII Memorial. We have been to DC countless times (my wife's father is buried at Arlington National Cemetery), but had never seen the WWII Memorial. We were invited by a business associate of mine to take a guided tour of the... More 

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I were in D.C. during the Thanksgiving holiday. Neither of us had been since we were in high school (40 years!). I'd never seen the WWII Memorial before and I must say I was moved to tears. My daddy served in the Navy during WWII as well as several uncles. It truly was the greatest generation. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was worth the stop: it's quite large, and open. There's a beautiful fountain in the center and there's plenty of seating built into the memorial itself, so you can rest and reflect.

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