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Vietnam Veterans Fountain

35 East Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
+1 312-744-6630
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Understated. But lovely monument to Vietnam veterans

Appreciate this statue as a Vietnam vet. The fountain is rather plain but nicely done. It stands as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Allan S
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New York City, New York
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Good memories for veterans. A reflection of loss lives, great location in the center of the Chicago... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
lalocadr19
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Hollywood, Florida
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35 East Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Appreciate this statue as a Vietnam vet. The fountain is rather plain but nicely done. It stands as a monument to those who participated in the unpopular war. Nice photo. Op

Thank Allan S
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Good memories for veterans. A reflection of loss lives, great location in the center of the Chicago River. No fee to paid or see

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The memorial lists the name of the Vietnam vets who lost their lives during the war or are missing in action. The names are listed by year. It is a small memorial on the river walk level with a small fountain in front of it.

Thank Diane K
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

The monument is located along the Riverwalk at the State Street Bridge in a small greenspace. It is a beautiful space to stop and reflect on the sacrifices the Vietnam War veterans made and of those that lost their lives. There is a spot for...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Placing the monument right on the high traffic Riverwalk means lots of people will get to see it and think about what it represents. Well thought out monument excellently placed.

Thank Don P
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a very simple, but beautiful memorial. It is a great place to stop and reflect as well as to rest if you are making one of those long Chicago treks.

Thank Dajo43
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

It was just so close to the Riverwalk. it was tiny place. All of the Vietnam Monuments/Sqares were huge and this tiny place fits the surrounding.

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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Right by the Riverwalk, this small scale memorial is a nice change for the grandiose ones in DC where I live. It is a serene spot just down from Wabash and a nice way to honor the Vietnam Veterans of Chicago.

Thank jehenson81
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This memorial reflective pond and fountain was respectful and understated. And yet I kept wondering why one of America's largest cities had such a small memorial for the people who gave up their lives fighting for our country. The memorial in Washington is much more...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

It's understated but sometimes that works for a monument of its kind. Great job Chicago on that front, not everything needs to be massive and loud.

Thank Nikos T
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