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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

I was disappointed with this memorial for around 60000 people. It's worth seeing but if my dad's name was on there I think I'd have hoped for something more significant.

Thank James E
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Very poignant. Alot of families and veterans visiting the day we were there which made the experience very real. Huge crowds do arrive early for ease of access. The surrounding areas have a lot to offer. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Thank sharonfields29972
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We did a tour of all the monuments and memorials. I highly recommend one of the walking tours DC offers as you'll learn so many interesting facts about what you're seeing.

Thank fitnessdiamond
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I could discuss the brilliance of the concept of this design for hours with anyone who might be interested -as a Vietnam Veteran, this 'gash' in the earth is the perfect metaphor for the destruction wrought on young men and women (of both nations) for...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

While in DC my wife and I did not plan to visit this memorial but it was so close to the Lincoln memorial that we walk over to see it. I was amazed at the amount of people that were there and also how beautiful...More

Thank PastorDarrel
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The walls of this Museum simply and elegantly potray the so many lives lost in this War. Poignant and thoughtful, an inspiration to all to ensure it never happens again.

Thank Henry M
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Wall pulls at the heartstrings. It is massive and impossible for us to see it without eyes leaking.

Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My family is a military family so I like to take the time to look at and think about the war memorials while in DC. My dad was in Vietnam so in his honor I did as I did on my last trip to DC,...More

Thank LeslieinTN
Reviewed 27 October 2016

For all these years I have only seen the travelling wall and had wanted to see the real thing. It was only fitting that I share this experience with my daughter since I have a husband and her father's name is on that wall. It's...More

Thank WandaB25
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a deservedly famous memorial. More meaningful perhaps than any other. I first saw it with my son, born during the Vietnam war, 20 years ago. We started at the small end and ended where the tall dark slabs bearing the name of all...More

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28 May 2017|
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Response from Jenifer A | Reviewed this property |
Off the top of my head, the Smithsonian stop puts you out right in the middle of the national mall, so you'd still have a bit of a walk. Not too far though.
Nancy D
9 August 2015|
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Response from Andrea O | Reviewed this property |
I think your vet friend needs to fill out an application at the honor flight website. I believe the guardians/escorts are volunteers or staff members of honor flight and anyone accompanying the veteran would have to pay for... More
Laura W
4 June 2015|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of local hotels, no doubt, very expensive as you can imagine, being the capital. Most, if not all people usually drive in, park up and walk. But if your not to worried about cost, look in this app, it will... More