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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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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • 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 yesterday via mobile

Although the rising fountain doesn't run at night I don't think. It's a really nice, calm place to walk through at night. Enough open space for you to take a deep breath of fresh air but at the same time you able to look at...More

Thank Roosevelt N
Reviewed yesterday

Very nicely build in a round shape with water in between. A unique world war II memorial where you can pay respect to our soldiers and have a good feel too. All countries are marked. Very nice place.

Thank Amitkumararya
Reviewed yesterday

This is one of my favorite memorials in D.C. It is so pretty and very moving with the wall of stars and the water. Spend some time there reflecting on the sacrifices made. One very annoying thing...people put their feet into the pools despite the...More

Thank volsgirl5
Reviewed yesterday

Best memorial at the National Mall! Very impressive and very well done with some great quotes from the war etched in the walls.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed yesterday

This memorial was funded and built really almost too late for many of the Greatest Generation who served in WWII to come and visit. So if you are in DC and on the National Mall - please visit it - it is a magnificent tribute...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This monument is most beautiful on a bright sunny day when the sky is reflected by the pool or at night. I highly recommend renting a bike on a summer night and riding through the mall. This monument is stunning. It's not stunning on grey...More

Thank c_thor_go
Reviewed yesterday

I first saw this Memorial in 2013 on Veteran's Day. I have since been back several times to pay respect. I think this pays appropriate respect to this deadly world conflict.

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not much to learn at this location but it is picturesque. Also very empowering quotes throughout that make you proud to be part of a country that helps bring freedom to others.

1  Thank K6987ESlindar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice area. Plenty of ppl but not overcrowded. Lots of details in the memorial. Right along the reflecting pool.

1  Thank SandraLox
Reviewed 2 days ago

This memorial represents Is beautiful. The way it's tied into the reflecting pool is brilliant. One side represents the Atlantic and the other the Pacific.

1  Thank Nels
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Wilson K
How long would you recommend a family with young teenagers budget to spend at the World War 2 Memorial? Thanks!
28 April 2017|
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Response from Carlos G | Reviewed this property |
As long as you feel necessary! I will say that an average people spend 45 minutes. Plenty to see and learn in the area and is free.
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xmajorette
Is there disabled parking next to the memorial?
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
Is it safe for a woman alone at night? Can I place flowers at the Pacific Theatre area for my father?
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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