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American Memorial Park

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Address: Garapan 96950-5198, Mariana Islands
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+1 670-234-7207
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American Memorial Park honors the American and Marianas people who gave...

American Memorial Park honors the American and Marianas people who gave their lives during the Marianas Campaign of World War II. 5,204 Names are inscribed on a memorial which was dedicated during the 50th Anniversary of the Invasion of Saipan.

The Visitor Center is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday thru Sunday. Inside there is an exhibit hall that gives more information about Operation Forager, which includes the Battles of Saipan, Tinian, and the Philippine Sea. The exhibits are in English and Japanese. There are translation binders of the exhibits available in Chinese, Korean, and Russian.

"An Island Called Saipan", the park's movie is available for viewing in the Visitor Center. As of Dec 2014, the movie is offered in five languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Russian.

Pacific Historic Parks (PHP) book store within the Visitor Center has a wide selection of souvenirs available for purchase.

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Wonderful museum

The museum has many artifacts from WWII and has an engaging and powerful (very sad) exhibit. I would recommend anyone to go to learn about the history of Saipan.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alexandra F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has many artifacts from WWII and has an engaging and powerful (very sad) exhibit. I would recommend anyone to go to learn about the history of Saipan.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to see here but when you visit here you can spend as little as 5 minutes to see all that's here to see.

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Thank timesq1
Maui, Hawaii
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very small Museum but has free movie in several languages about War II so don't think twice to stop by for half an hour

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We went to visit the museum which based inside the park, before visiting any other war related spots. That would give you the full story of Saipan War, there is a 20min video to watch too.

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Thank Grace K
Lake Mary, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The memorial and museum are great, thanks to the efforts of the resident park ranger. The film at the memorial is the best way to understand what happened at Saipan. See it first, and then everything else you see on the island will have more meaning. Pay a visit to the brave men who died here. Read their names; think... More 

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Thank Roomforerror
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

There are many more things to do here than my title suggests but based on activities my family generated these are two essentials. In essentially the heart of town the beach is easily accessed for a great blanket lunch, maybe sushi gotten at Himawaris with an Asahi beer or other preferred brew. Then a short walk through the park to... More 

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Thank Taylo102
Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I felt extremely bored and underwhelmed walking around here. Not much to see. As just a park, it's fine but not much else to do outside. The small museum was cool to walk through and watching the short video was informative.

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Thank AJ J
Oceanside, California, United States
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Amazing location to visit, whether you're a into history or not. The National Park Service has done a great job with the static and interactive displays in the museum. The video is a MUST watch, but not for the squeamish or faint of heart. It was war after all. Make sure you support them if you go and shop in... More 

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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The park actually doesn't have much to offer but the museum is fantastic. Along with the small theater that plays an excellent video about the World War II history of the island, the facts and first-hand captured accounts of the Battle for Saipan are eye-opening.

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Thank Dave K
Saipan, Mariana Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Always love going for a walk here. American memorial park has a bit orf everything: fields, trees, benches, baseball field at Micro Beach, the cove, boats...

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