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National World War II Memorial

1750 Independence Ave. SW, Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
+1 202-426-6841
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1750 Independence Ave. SW, Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
National Mall
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+1 202-426-6841
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"greatest generation"
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"honor flight"
in 132 reviews
"men and women"
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"beautiful tribute"
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"fitting tribute"
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"lives lost"
in 91 reviews
"reflecting pool"
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"water features"
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"beautiful at night"
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Reviewed today

Loved seeing the memorial working again, last time the fountain was drained and work was being done. Need to go back at night someday, this should be a must for anyone.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The first site of this is breathtaking! Each state and territory is represented with a pillar and wreath at this stunning memorial. Two majestic arches tower at opposite points, representing the two theaters of war; the Atlantic and Pacific where thousands of American soldiers lost...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This memorial requires a visit during the day and at night. I recommend visiting during the week after 10 pm for night photography.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I think these kind of memorials keep us from forgetting the sacrifices that have been made and our past. We must continue to remember our past so that our future may be different. This is a very beautiful and impressive memorial. There were bus loads...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A memorial to the men and women who fought for the freedom of our country and the world: A fitting tribute to those who sacrificed. Spend some time reading the inscriptions on the walls, view all the columns to each state that sent our hero’s...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As we were entering the memorial, buses of AL WWII vets pulled up, heightening the effect for all of us. This, like the Vietnam Memorial, should not be missed if only to remember. Note the photo of flags at half staff following the death of...More

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My favorite thing to do it see the monuments at night. We saw this monument at night it was nothing short of stunning. The design, the lighting...it was just something I'll never forget. If you can see it at night I highly recommend. Right next...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I haven’t been in this location for more than five-years and it was great to be back. A must see when in Washington. The only bothersome thing was that families allowed their children to play near the fountains which I did find disrespectful since there...More

Thank Tanya C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoy this memorial as it allows for walking around, and beautiful, symmetrical architecture, with all the different states represented. It is in a gorgeous location, at the other side of the reflection pool from the Lincoln memorial. Like other memorials in the area, I...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

At this momorial you can honor you relatives that help fight to Axis of evil. They preserved what we have today. Being a veterans we honor those service memberand thier families. See what role women had in that war

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jmtinsdtn
17 December 2017|
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Response from jmiranda2017 | Reviewed this property |
The "Washington DC National Mall, Monuments and Memorials Walking Guide (Washington DC City Walking Guide Series) Kindle Edition" is a decent download for just $3.99. You may want to give it a try.
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Sally G
13 November 2017|
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Response from Debbie S | Reviewed this property |
It's open all the time.
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28 April 2017|
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Response from danrmj | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how much you or the teens are interested in WW II. You may spend 5 minutes or half an hour; totally up to you Like others have said it's outdoors between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial and also... More
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