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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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
National Mall
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Reviewed today via mobile

Having first visited this monument over 15yrs ago and a few more in between it still has not lost in it's simplicity the ability to move me to tears. Whichever entrance you use to enter has the same effect. The hushed tones of every visitor,...More

Thank DaveHalesowen
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Reviewed today

I had seen the moving Vietnam wall years ago when it visited Atlanta. It has such an honor to see the real memorial. The size is overwhelming for the number of lives lost.

Thank Sherri S
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Reviewed today

Thee are numerous memorials in D.C. and all are interesting in varying degrees. This one was less inspiring that several others we visited.

Thank 564BobM564
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Reviewed today via mobile

As a vet of this era, I appreciated the wall. Would have liked a recognition for those of us who served and bled there but it is what it is.

Thank Bill7Nott
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Reviewed yesterday

Vietnam Wall Memorial . As a Vietnam Veteran this is a must place to visit . this is a teaching places for all Americans

Thank TAIPANPR55
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the memorials in the National Mall but there is something particularly sad about the Vietnam Memorial. I’ve been before and actually cried and I can only guess that so much has been written and filmed about the futility...More

Thank oxspringjanny
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Reviewed yesterday

There is a lot of grief about this war and the Memorial, although important does not entirely ease the strain. About 1100 of the names are beside crosses meaning we do not know what happened to them, where etc. That has to be extremely hard...More

Thank deltlover
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Reviewed yesterday

If you visit on a wet or rainy day, the names change from light to dark, making them slightly more difficult to locate

Thank Christoph S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were exploring the Lincoln Memorial and decided to stroll off the path a bit. We ended up on a new path, descending down along the familiar black granite wall to one side. We didn’t expect to have come upon the Vietnam Memorial, which we...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As you descend along the monument, you see the names of all those we lost and you cannot help being moved. There's a directory to help located the names of loved ones and Park Service people available with ladders if you need a rubbing of...More

Thank Margaret D
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badbob133
28 May 2017|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
I think the Vietnam memorial is between the Foggy Bottom (GWU) and Smithsonian metro stops.
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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
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Laura W
5 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
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