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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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Took a guided tour of the monuments and this was our favorite. Dazzling in scope and beauty and really tells the story of the war while being incredibly interactive. With a group... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
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Long Island, NY
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Took a guided tour of the monuments and this was our favorite. Dazzling in scope and beauty and really tells the story of the war while being incredibly interactive. With a group ranging in age from 11 to 72 and it was everyone's favorite.

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Lake Katrine, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is an outdoor memorial so not something for a rainy day. i believe they did a wonderful job in the concept of the memorial and this is definitely worth the stop on your tour of DC. doesn't take long to look around.

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our fighting soldiers of the Pacific and Atlantic wars are honored here so beautifully. With a beautiful fountain in the middle, it is very well done.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,614 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

When my father first visited the memorial he was visibly movwed, much more so than when he visited the Korean War Memorial. He served in both. The simplicity with plaques from each of the states around the reflecting pool makes a great statement.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you're walking along a mall then this is a must-see. Its great to take a break and sit along the fountain. You get great views of the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

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Elmhurst
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A memorial to all the wars the US has been in. I consider it hallowed ground and you can feel the peace in the place.Be ready for the heat if you go on a hot day. Also, please respect the veterans and not let yourself or your kids, wade or swim in the water. It is not a pool.

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Williamsburg, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The world's greatest generation. A monument to their sacrifices and tourists we wading in it. Sitting in it. Total disrespect. There needs to be a park employee/ranger to keep these disrespectful thugs out of the memorial.

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Rockwood, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Good but unpressed.. For what these soldiers went through it should have been more. I walked up there hoping for more. But I should be happy they had something. Just expecting more

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Checking for all of the states around this Memorial is a fun way to recognize the contributions made towards this sad event in world history. After that, take a seat and enjoy the beautiful water fountains that sparkle and glimmer in the night lights. It's great that this memorial has many aspects and angles to enjoy, which makes it feel... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Include this in a walk round the attractions. It only needs 10 minutes to get a feel for it and is very central and easy to include in a walk round.

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