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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a depiction of the famous raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima and is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives defending that flag.
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Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (IwoJima Memorial) is not far from Arlington National Cemetery and worth the time to stop by. It will likely be a short visit as you can park near the memorial and, being that it's in Arlington, VA and not...More

Thank Alice S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

if you know the story of this battle is a must! if you don't go visit too (you'll get a chance to read a bit once there) is just a monument - a "simple" statue - nothing else but the awesome plus is its location...More

Thank SPEz22
Reviewed 1 week ago

I forgot to add this to the key bridge marriott review as this is an easy jog from there and then onto arlington cemetary

Thank patdane2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very excited and looking forward to seeing this memorial but when we got there it was under the process of maintenance and restoration. I wasn't able to see it in all of it's awe but I definitely know what it symbolizes so still...More

Thank S L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to Washington DC a couple of times before but had never seen the Iwo Jima Memorial so it was a 'must do' on this visit. I'm so glad we did, the Memorial is beautifully presented and tastefully done. I'm so glad we...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seniors with handicapped needs, handicapped parking is usually available as we begin family / friends, tours --starting at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. This memorial captures the essence of endurance and ultimate military success . The setting is commanding, a level walkway brings individuals...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is actually much bigger than I always pictured it in my mind. It also is right by the road, and not secluded like many of the other memorials. It is right off the main road, but there is a place to pull off and...More

Thank clevel28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another place I have been to more than once, this time I took my son Shawn. It is a very large memorial dedicated to the Marines and it represents the men that raised the flag at Iwo Jima on Mount Suribachi in World War Two....More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The size of this memorial is much larger then I had imagined. I always see this famous image, and wanted the chance to see it in person. Worth a quick stop. Parking is free.

Thank Tara1976
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modeled after the iconic photography of the flag raising during the battle of Iwo Jima (three of the flag raisers are interred at Arlington National Cemetery adjacent to the memorial), the Marine Corps War Memorial is a must see for all visiting the Washington DC...More

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15 September 2017|
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Response from AndyOKC21 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with all of the others here. Although I think it's a bit more than a half mile it's a walk you should take. I'm glad I did and I walked back to the metro stop afterwards. Gives you time to think and reflect... More
Judi F
I understand this memorial is accessible from the last stop of the Tram at Arlington Cemetery. About the tram; I originally believe it was and on and off type trolly where you could get off at a stop and wander and then get on a subsequent bus and continue; now reading more it says 'tour' which is a different story to me. Tour means you get off when they stop and get back on when they say. Which is this experience? If it is the LAST stop, at what point do you see the Changing of the Guard at the Unknown? Also, is the walk from Arlington to the Marine Corps Memorial difficult? And, do you have to pay again and go through security again to return to Arlington? I am debating about driving to the memorial on some other day as I have heard it is easy get to and that it is a nice place to linger and contemplate and there is parking. I know this is more than one question, but I've been looking for answers elsewhere for all these so I can decide my agenda, but haven't had a lot of clarification and luck. Thank Any and Every one who replies.
7 May 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Judi; I believe you already have the answers, but; I'll throw my "two cents" in. 1. About the tram; I originally believe it was and on and off type trolly where you could get off at a stop and wander and then get on a... More
Charlie L
26 October 2016|
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Response from Gregory O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was on a guided bus tour. Perhaps investigate the metro.