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National World War II Memorial

1750 Independence Ave. SW, Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
+1 202-426-6841
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1750 Independence Ave. SW, Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
National Mall
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped for quite a while here. My hubby's dad flew in the Pacific Theater and we're in DC for his burial at Arlington Cemetery. It's a visually stunning memorial and very meaningful with all of the states represented.

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this memorial during the day and at night. It’s a lovely memorial but a few children were paddling in it! It is well placed to visit in the middle of the mall and not far from the whitehouse. We visited it again as...More

Thank Josephine J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sad memories of all fallen men/women contributed their lives for our freedom. Located in the heart of Washington DC.

Thank 35jaberj
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped at this memorial on our walk through the national mall and it was a site to see.There are two side a Atlantic and Pacific side with pillars for each state that has states name on it with a big fountain in the middle. Offers...More

Thank DRLaskeyTrips
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really nice memorial to WWII. However, sometimes there are issues with tourists wading or swimming the fountain... I have no idea why they think this is ok/not disrespectful. Visitors from the US like to find their state pillar and take a picture in front of...More

Thank neeko215
Reviewed 3 days ago

Some of the survivors from WWII were there the day we visited which made this beautiful memorial even more memorable.

Thank KJB51862
Reviewed 3 days ago

Of all the amazing monuments in DC I feel that this is one of the best for simply stopping for quiet reflection at the unbelievable sacrifices that were made during this history changing conflict. Take time to walk round the whole circumference, read the place...More

Thank pkincell
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I recommend visiting all the monuments and memorials at night when the lights are on. The lights and water really make for a peaceful visit.

Thank RyanAndTiffany
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is awesome words cannot describe how beautiful this is and how nice it looks at night. History is so powerful....

Thank Theresa M H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This memorial meant the most to me because my father was in the war and survived it. The beauty and the recognition it holds was more than I had anticipated. My dad's name had been submitted to the memorial officials. Because of that we were...More

Thank mjr1207
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Wilson K
28 April 2017|
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Response from BrutolMotent | Reviewed this property |
Around 30 minutes or so.
25 May 2016|
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Response from Bigskip66 | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is, when i visited there was a lot of visitors in wheel chairs, and good disabled access to the memorial. The veterans in question had come by coach, but i am sure there was car parking there as well.
19 May 2016|
Response from 94121travel | Reviewed this property |
The area is fairly well lit at night and has a number of people there, that being said, there are lots of dark areas nearby with many parts of the memorial blocked from view from the outside, so, unfortunately the beset I... More