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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%
  • Terrible1%
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve always wanted to visit the memorial out of respect for so many who made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America. Politics aside, this is a humbling experience.

Thank mfheinonen
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Reviewed yesterday

A brilliant memorial. As we approached I was a bit underwhelmed and surprised, I thought it was bigger – then I actually came close and realized just how large it actually is and how overwhelming, special, and extraordinary. A very unique conception excellently executed (and...More

Thank Kath C
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Reviewed yesterday

To see the names written on the wall is heart breaking. We have no idea what these men and women went through. It is a remarkable display of the ultimate sacrifice the service men and woman gave us during Vietnam. A moment of silence and...More

Thank Robin G
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Reviewed yesterday

The V shape of this memorial is quite simple, but leaves a bitter taste in mouth when approaching it. The black marble wall is pretty long, and inscribed names so tiny....then you realize how many young men lost their lives in vain.

Thank B1714D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walking around this site and seeing how many people gave their lives in this terrible war. It is very sad to see but a must.

Thank supershark01
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my generations war and the name after name presentation is very affecting. If you know someone whose life was lost, bring a piece of thin paper and a pencil to trace their name and commemorate their memory. All the Memorials are spectacular but...More

Thank Josie1952
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An awe inspiring reminder of the cost of war. It’s impossible to be unaffected by the names of those who were taken from their families.

Thank charndram
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautifully executed memorial, remembering the lives of all those lost in Vietnam. A sad but thought provoking tribute.

Thank kate b
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the Vietnam Memorial as part of a night-time guided tour. Our guide found the names on the Wall of two friends of mine that had been killed in the war, which was very affecting. So many names! It brought home how many young...More

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Moved by the quiet dignity. Felt the pain of the war but at the same time enjoyed the beauty. Loved that visitors respected the quiet.

Thank Judy C
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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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