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National World War II Memorial

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 1750 Independence Ave. SW, Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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Great central memorial - don't miss it

This one's on the way between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, so you'll probably wander past it at one point or another. This is a very celebratory memorial... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 July 2016
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Golden, Colorado
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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This one's on the way between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, so you'll probably wander past it at one point or another. This is a very celebratory memorial - certainly moreso than the Korean and Vietnam War memorials. Great waterworks and marblework.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is one of the more solemn memorials in Washington. It is such a beautiful view of all the states, the reflecting pool and its proximity to the rest of the Mall makes it a must visit for anyone.

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Karratha, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This memorial covers all the fronts of the USA involvement in WWII, including the home front and the supreme effort of all involved. Take your time to view the friezes on either side of the entry from 17th St NE (Washington Monument end). Splendid art covering the conflicts on both sides of the earth.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This is the newest of the monuments on the Mall, but it my absolute favorite. It is emotionally moving and sends chills down my spine every time I visit it.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Nice fountain and memorial at the end of the reflecting pond. All of the states are represented in the circle. this will be part of your walk as you visit Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and Washington.

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Hicksville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Beautifully done, very relaxing to walk around. Got the full story of its significance on DC tours by foot, best way to see all the sights, learn something new each time. Kids still talk about the memorial, beautiful view of national mall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Second visit to take my 93 year old father, a veteran of WWII landing at Omaha Beach on Day 9 of the invasion. He suffered through the Battle of the Bulge and was very moved by this memorial. Many, many people, including young students stopped to thank him for his service.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

this is so beautiful a must see. The fountains were great however watch the toddlers before you know it shoes are off and feet are in the water!

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Very large and beautiful. They have computers and people to help you find the name(s) of your friends and family that served. As with everything in D.C. be prepared for lots of people.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

It was humbling to walk through this beautiful memorial to the men and women whom so valiantly defended our life, liberty and pursue of freedom!

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