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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed 28 November 2016

This memorial is grand in scope and architecture, and reflects the accomplishments of our country's greatest generation. The circular walls are grand and close in a solemn and respectful plaza. The fountains add another scale of grandeur. There is certainly a solemness that reflects the...More

Thank JamesMichael018
Reviewed 28 November 2016

National Veterans Memorial World War II is the most prominent place in the National Mall, strictly between the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. memorial design is unusual: the central pool with fountains surrounded by fifty-six (the number who participated in the war of American states...More

Thank Albina Y
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I don't believe any memorial, no matter how grand or ornate, could possibly capture the horror, heroism, and cost, of the second world war. This tremendous monument makes a valorous attempt, but I feel fails to capture the trials and emotion experienced by those who...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This memorial is beautiful in honoring those fallen soldiers from each state of the US. You won't miss it on your tour around the Mall.

Thank Seb S
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My kids were drawn in by the fountains when they were each 5 but the conversations those fountains initiated about Veterans and service and heroism, history and sacrifice were well worth the price of admission (free). Even if you don't have kids to inspire snd...More

Thank Stu S
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This memorial is my least favorite in all over DC. It is big and it is ugly and the way it looks at the Second World War is definitely a biased and one-sided representation. You kind of cannot avoid it when you're on National Mall,...More

Thank peach2504
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We spent quite a bit of time here. It's beautiful, active and worth many pictures. The water features really enhance the experience.

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The World War II Memorial is absolutely beautiful and awe inspiring! It made us truly grateful for the sacrifices of our military men and women, both then and now.

Thank scooterdp
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Memorial presented as a stone slab, signed the names of US states. Inside there is a beautiful large fountain is a good place for a photo!

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

The shear size of the memorial is something to behold. There are tour guides on site that can tell you more of the history. A must see.

Thank Henry M
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Wilson K
28 April 2017|
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Response from BrutolMotent | Reviewed this property |
Around 30 minutes or so.
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xmajorette
25 May 2016|
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Response from Bigskip66 | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is, when i visited there was a lot of visitors in wheel chairs, and good disabled access to the memorial. The veterans in question had come by coach, but i am sure there was car parking there as well.
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RiverBirch1967
19 May 2016|
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Response from 94121travel | Reviewed this property |
The area is fairly well lit at night and has a number of people there, that being said, there are lots of dark areas nearby with many parts of the memorial blocked from view from the outside, so, unfortunately the beset I... More
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