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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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Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a depiction of the famous raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima and is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives defending that flag.
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Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice memorial with great views of DC. You only need about 30 minutes here but it’s very close to Arlington National Cemetery which is also worth checking out.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The memorial depicts and important time during WWII. This sits in a great lookout point in VA as you can see D.C. in the distance. Just a great day trip escape for a cost effective trip to a beautiful park.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not easy to get to unless driving but I guess they had to find a space large enough to fit the memorial and have suitable landscaping. We drove by on a Big Bus hop on/off tour and this is not a stopping point although under...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful memorial, especially at night time! We went as chaperones on our son's school trip and found this a very memorable place to visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to realize what this memorial represents. When you visit you are reminded of the brave men who gave all for our freedoms.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very cool to see, but if you're driving you might have to find a place to park and walk. The road is currently closed due to construction, luckily my friend dropped me off so I can walk to see the memorial.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stopped for 10 minutes on our bus tour at the US Marine Corps memorial. Washington is full of memorials and this ones a nice one to pay respect. It is close to Arlington Cemetery.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This monument is a bit of a walk to see but it's quite something. I'm glad we made the trek down to see it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Arlington Cemetery and booked their hop on hop off bus. During one of the stops, we could walk to this statue, allthough it’s a 5 minutes walk outside of Arlington Cemetery. Impressive statue, which it’s nice to visit in combination with the cemetery.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always wanted to see this monument 'up close and personal' so we took the short walk from Arlington Cemetery to view it. It is VERY impressive - and so much bigger than I'd imagined. It shows every conflict that US Marines have been involved...More

Thank Carol S
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apatriot73
15 September 2017|
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Response from AndyOKC21 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with all of the others here. Although I think it's a bit more than a half mile it's a walk you should take. I'm glad I did and I walked back to the metro stop afterwards. Gives you time to think and reflect... More
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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
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Charlie L
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.
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