National World War II Memorial

National World War II Memorial

National World War II Memorial
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Consisting of 56 pillars that represent the U.S. states and territories, this impressive national monument honors all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
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  • Mili821
    Mumbai, India329 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Should visit once
    Quite a humbling experience when we go through the names on wall and understand the history a bit more. Just sitting by the pond, feet dipped in water will give needed peace. Its a quick trip between famous places so do stop by enjoy the peace.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 22, 2023
  • David H
    Bury, United Kingdom1,634 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sadly becoming a leisure place
    I visited twice - once on the night tour and again whilst walking the Mall. Sadly, what should be a peaceful memorial to the fallen of WW2 has become something of a leisure facility, with people treating it as a water feature and playground with little respect for its true purpose. It is still worth walking round and reflecting on the memorials themselves, as well as enjoying the views both ways along the Mall.
    Visited March 2023
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Whitney D
    Racine, Wisconsin100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Memorial
    Another memorial on your main walk to visit several and this is another one you shouldn't miss. Its quite a site to see and you can really take your time to explore the memorial. Its breath taking and such an amazingly beautiful memorial. Its on your way from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Monument so if you like to walk, take you time to do so.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Kevin B
    Mount Juliet, Tennessee3,621 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning and a fitting tribute
    The World War II Memorial is a gorgeous memorial that's located at the end of the reflecting pool across from The Lincoln Memorial (near The Washington Monument). It had a fountain in the middle and is flanked by large pillars for the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and smaller pillars for all of the states. It's shocking to think that this memorial was only completed in 2004 as it feels much older and feels like it was always there. It's one of my favorite memorials and one that I would visit every time I was in D.C.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 23, 2024
  • Ddb2422
    Arlington, Virginia681 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive design and great way to remember those who served our great nation.
    This is another location that I had not taken advantage of going to while living here in DC. On the day we visited I was able to meet two WWII veterans who were visiting the location as part of an honor flight. It was awesome to hear their stories and discuss their amazing lives. I would highly recommend visiting this location.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written May 19, 2024
  • Rachel & Andy
    344 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Memorial.
    Visited: 08/07/2023 Stunning memorial to WW2. Lots of architectural detail in the design, it names all the countries involved, and the fountains are beautiful. It's a really peaceful area commemorating the horrors it took to get there. Lots of signs, you can dip your feet, but no swimming or walking through the waters (both humans and pets) - it's disrespectful to the memorial and disrupts other visitors.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 14, 2024
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GMH153
Widley, UK650 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
The fountain dominates this memorial to the Us contribution to World War ll. all states have their pillars which surrounds a large water feature and two towers representing The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Written June 14, 2024
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Rachel & Andy
344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Visited: 08/07/2023

Stunning memorial to WW2. Lots of architectural detail in the design, it names all the countries involved, and the fountains are beautiful. It's a really peaceful area commemorating the horrors it took to get there.
Lots of signs, you can dip your feet, but no swimming or walking through the waters (both humans and pets) - it's disrespectful to the memorial and disrupts other visitors.
Written June 14, 2024
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LindsayNjoe429
628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
What an amazing tribute. You can sit and put your feet in the fountain, but you can’t walk around in it. They had some music going on while we were there. It’s a great thing to see in person.
Written June 5, 2024
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Rodolfo B
São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil758 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
Amazing, this is a great memorial and there is no doubt why there are lots of people visiting it. I'm sharing one pic to try to express the feeling of being there. The weather was nice.
Written June 2, 2024
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Ddb2422
Arlington, VA681 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
This is another location that I had not taken advantage of going to while living here in DC. On the day we visited I was able to meet two WWII veterans who were visiting the location as part of an honor flight. It was awesome to hear their stories and discuss their amazing lives.

I would highly recommend visiting this location.
Written May 19, 2024
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Fuma
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Amazing place to visit! Consequences of human actions and the pinnacle of what war creates. Truly horrifying and beautiful at the same time.
Written May 13, 2024
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moodblu
West Valley City, UT1,436 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
When we went to the World War II memorial on our US History tour, I was getting tired out and didn’t enjoy it as much as I ought to have. There is a beautiful tall monument for each state, in a circle around a very pretty fountain. There was a beautiful waterfall feature, and a long wall of stars representing 100 war deaths for each star. It wasn’t the best picture taking as it was shortly before sunset. The memorial was very nicely done, and I was glad to have gone there.
Written May 4, 2024
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andyh67186334
Coalville, UK9,691 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
When you are walking along the National Mall towards or from the Lincoln Memorial, you walk past the National World War II Memorial.
It's beautiful to,llok at and the fountains are an added bonus.
Written April 14, 2024
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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM1,366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Everything about this varied and detailed memorial is well thought out and not only appropriate to commemorating the conflict, but also the generation and their position in the broader base of the historical period. The layout, architecture, and display take the visitor to the 1940s while providing place and peace for reflection.
Written March 3, 2024
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Kevin B
Mount Juliet, TN3,621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The World War II Memorial is a gorgeous memorial that's located at the end of the reflecting pool across from The Lincoln Memorial (near The Washington Monument). It had a fountain in the middle and is flanked by large pillars for the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and smaller pillars for all of the states. It's shocking to think that this memorial was only completed in 2004 as it feels much older and feels like it was always there. It's one of my favorite memorials and one that I would visit every time I was in D.C.
Written January 23, 2024
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