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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 yesterday

Excellent placed to spend some time. We visited the museum before moving south. Well worth the time go go through this place.

Thank lwe65762016
Reviewed yesterday

I have been to this memorial twice and each time was moved by the experience. The first time I was a high school student on a church sponsored trip. We drove by the memorial. The second time I was with my dad, on an Honor...More

Thank jfullmer
Reviewed yesterday

I have been here before, but on our recent trip they were renovating the whole area, which was a shame. This is an iconic statue which was configured around a photo / newsreel of the second flag raising at Iwo Jima when the US had...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place leaves you with a feeling of what people mean by duty, honor, resilience and, above all, valor.

Thank AdrianT77a
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is not a time-intensive place to visit - you can even drive by it on various Arlington roads. But it is worth seeing up close if only for a few minutes.

Thank DCflyboy
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was fitting that I would spend July 4, 1990 at the Iwo Jima memorial. I couldn't see the events going on near the Capital. But, I could see the fireworks just fine. The monument is a modeling based on a photo taken, in the...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 6 days ago

I always enjoy bringing out of town guests to this monument. It is currently under Rehabilitation until February 2018 with limited access. Parking is convenient. The iconic monument is one everyone recognizes, and it's fun to see it up close. The nearby Netherlands Carillon hosts...More

Thank kfitz00
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the monument which is big but very much built on a staged pictures for propaganda purposes. What a waste! The walk from Rosslyn station to the monument is a hike and if one gets the history of how the monument came about...More

Thank AVM2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you know what this monument represents it is amazing. If you have children discuss the story, meaning and reason behind it so that the trip means some thing. History is important to know and understand. On one previous trip about 6 years ago we...More

Thank momofRJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Currently fenced off for renovations but still accessible, this is both a striking piece of art in its own right and a moving testimony to all those who have fallen in battle - a list of which is provided as part of the memorial itself....More

Thank phutty
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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.