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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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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I really do admire this memorial. My father is a Vietnam vet. I always appreciate visiting the wall with him and it takes on a very different experience when I am with him than with civilians. It is heartbreaking to walk the length of the...More

Thank ssh217
Reviewed 7 September 2016

As I have said in other reviews, this is just part of what you need to see in DC. This was very moving for us, but we were looking up some names. Highly recommend you don't walk past this one. Unfortunately I saw many people...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

While at the National Mall, one would have to experience seeing the names of all the individuals who sacrificed their lives for our country. There is a book nearby to look up the names where it's easier to find. Thank you for the individuals who...More

Thank Shawnee L
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This will bring you to tears. Everyone knows someone who served in the Vietnam war. To see the names of so many men&women that died serving our country is very emotional.

Thank 56miles
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Lovely tribute & stark reminder of all the young men & women who sacrificed their lives in this conflict. I still remember the nightly news updates on the number who had died ind Vietnam.

Thank mrpdxs_12
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Vietnam wall is one of the most moving and creative memorials in Washington DC. Dedicated to the veterans who died or were MIA in the war, it's definitely a sight not to be missed on the National Mall. Unfortunately not everyone experienced the memorial...More

Thank MarkFiller
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Having been to this really compelling memorial several times, I am disheartened by the ways people don't help their kids understand the seriousness of this war and the destruction of life. It's not a playground. Here's an opportunity to help our children understand the brutal...More

Thank Jaime G
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The monuments are fairly close to each other, walking distance if you have proper shoes, in a beautiful park and open area. It's a place where people pay tributes, you can look up for relatives or people you know by the name on a book...More

Thank Juliana J
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This memorial was very nicely done and has a lot of symbolism behind its design. A definite must see on a trip to the city. Remember to hit all three parts including the troops who returned home and the nurses cradling the shot soldier.

Thank JLFrazier5
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Just don't get it really. I mean all the struggle and problems that the war caused and deaths that it brung to family's across the world and all you get is a wall with names on it. No offense to anyone but it seems like...More

Thank Duck C
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28 May 2017|
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Response from Jenifer A | Reviewed this property |
Off the top of my head, the Smithsonian stop puts you out right in the middle of the national mall, so you'd still have a bit of a walk. Not too far though.
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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
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