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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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Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very easy to check this one out once you've finished at the cemetery as it's basically on your way back north. Quite an experience to see such a well known statue up close.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Such an important time in history - such an impressive reminder of the debt we owe to all our soldiers.

Thank worldsosweet
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must see. Great statue and memorial. Make sure you walk all the way around! It is great with a little wind to blow the flag!. Make sure to make it here!

Thank Misty J
Reviewed 3 days ago

As the sun comes up there are no crowds and the stillness gives you the feeling of reverence this monument deserves.

Thank theresa c
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We all have seen this in pictures but it's huge and so moving with flag moving in the wind. Take the time to study the faces of the men as they raise the flag.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Saw this as part of our bus tour. Note that you do not stop @the Memorial but must walk about . 2 - .3 miles to see it. Yes, it is most definitely worth it! So much larger than I expected. Details are incredible. Sure...More

Thank tammyj317
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see for anyone. The view of the city are perfect. The monument is amazing. So sad we missed the tulips this year.

Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone knows this iconic image and it's particularly powerful in person. I happened to catch it on a stormy day with gray clouds rolling behind it and the flag waving...and no one there. It was really emotional....until the eight busses pulled up and disgorged their...More

Thank therese l
Reviewed 1 week ago

The USMC Memorial, also known as the Iwo Jima memorial is a great place to begin a walking tour of some key Washington, DC (WDC) sights. There is some free parking (two hour limit) and great views of a lot of the attractions that you’ll...More

2  Thank TheMeadowsTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great memorial; however, I do wish it was a little more convenient to the metro system. From what I could tell it takes a bus to get here. We visited it during a night bus tour.

Thank Dbourg1975
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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
What is the best way to get from Georgetown to the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial during the Marine Corps MARATHON this coming Sunday, October 30??
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.
Where can I find information about the Tuesday summer parade you mention in your review? My father's ashes are to be buried next Tuesday afternoon at Arlington. He was a Marine and we wanted to visit this memorial at some point.
22 July 2015|
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Response from Judith W | Reviewed this property |
To Chatauqua - I condolences on the loss of your father. My father's ashes also are at Arlington (WWII Navy vet). While it certainly is possible to walk from the columbarium to the Iwo Jima Memorial, it is a long walk - I... More