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

The statue is huge! Much bigger than we anticipated and the level of detail is amazing. One thing particular astounded us, that the base of the statue is continually updated with ingravings the locations and years that US marines serve. Thats pretty cool. There is...More

Thank Christian B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The best way to get around the Arlington Ceremony is on their Hop-On and Off bus. This memorial is a bit of a walk from on of their stops, so be prepared with good walking shoes. Plan on some time seeing the detail. It is...More

Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this stunning memorial in the early evening and it was beautiful to see up close. Very moving.

Thank Lauren_9028
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth going to see.....it was my second visit to the memorial. Having many family members who served in the Marines it was well worth seeing.

Thank JudiA43
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I view this memorial, I just have to stand and state. I would say this memorial is one of the strongest symbols of the American's through history who have fought for our freedom. Seeing it lite up at night with a slight breeze...More

Thank Juancop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a true testament to the Marines. This us another of the many military monuments and memorials in the DC area. The detail is incredible. This is truly a memorial to pay homage to the fighting spirit of the Marines along with the lives...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Memorial in a pleasant setting with great views of Washington, DC. Visit can be done any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Thank operasuper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Strength -- that is the word I thought of when viewing this monument of the Marines on Iwo Jima. Don't pass it by. It is awesome! Teach your children.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to stop here. People actually skipped this party of the Arlington cemetery tour. I couldn't believe that people would skip this. The message, the monument, the feeling that you get being there is out of the world. I am not a big history...More

Thank BaharanMuse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited this memorial it was so emotional. Some great history placards positioned around the memorial as well. Do not miss it.

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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
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
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.