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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 2 days ago

We walked from our hotel to the memorial, but found it covered in scaffolding as workers were restoring the gold lettering on the base. Interesting to watch them work, but I wish I'd known about the scaffold before we walked over there.

Thank Tammy G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was under reconstruction when I visited last time, but defiantly must see if you are in DC area. Nice view with nice park. It is close to Roslyn metro station, 5 minutes walk.

Thank DDragonD
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit if you're in D.C. so much history. If you are in the area this is a must see monument.

Thank ReshyT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an iconic site of Iwo Jima. Important to pay respect and another must-see if in the area of Arlington.

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The size of the figures and memorial is something you have to be next to before really understanding its size. You feel the chill in your bones to thing about what those young men, yes MARINES, had to go through. We are so proud of...More

Thank don102012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Statue is very impressive. We could only view from a distance as ongoing work to surrounding paths/road prevented us from getting close. Will definitely make a return visit when work has been completed.

Thank Night_Bridge1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wear sneakers or comfortable walking shoes because trust me you'll need them. Bring a camera, camcorder if you have one, you'll be glad you did

Thank Billy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

revered memorial..this visit was memorable and awe inspiring..everyone who visits us in DC gets a visit with us to this heroic memorial..

Thank Amar L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a Navy officer who served in combat with the US Marines in Vietnam and Desert Storm, I have the utmost respect for the Corps. As someone who ran eight USMC Marathons between the ages of 47-58, I can’t tell you what a joy it...More

Thank DrChipB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great monument its close to Arlington national cemetery and you can leave the cemetery and walk over just have to go through security screening on way back in. Tram stops by it but it is a bit of a walk.

Thank jess290718
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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
25 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.