Monuments & Statues in Washington DC

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  • Atravellingrunner
    Orlando, FL101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    National treasure. Impressive memorial of a great American. Well-maintained and views from every direction give a different optical illusion.
    Written May 24, 2024
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  • montanapescado
    Albuquerque, NM1,363 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When I first heard what design had been selected for this memorial, I thought it grossly inartistic and unworthy of what was to be memorialized. When I saw it in person , I realized how wrong I was. This is utterly compelling and a must stop for DC visitors.
    Written March 1, 2024
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  • moodblu
    West Valley City, UT1,437 contributions
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    Both my father and my husband’s father served in the US Air Force during the Korean war, so the Korean War Memorial was a of particular interest to us. It’s a poignant portrayal of the war and the soldiers who fought. There is a reflecting wall, which features etchings of the many types of support people that contributed in other ways than being combat soldiers. Not really good for pictures after sunset, I was glad we had a chance to come back in daylight the next day for some better pictures. There were symbolisms of the 38th parallel, marking the division between North and South Korea, portrayed by 19 soldiers and 19 stone lines on the ground, making 38 of each, when reflected in the adjacent wall. There is a circular monument around a pool with the names of al the casualties of the war. This was a solemn visit for me.
    Written May 4, 2024
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  • BateyBoy
    Cardiff79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything was well-organised and the staff were friendly and efficient. I particularly liked the fact that they emphasise you can stay at the top for as long as you like.
    The views of Washington are breathtaking, and unique unless you're in an aircraft. There are information boards that are interesting, and even the elevator rides are interesting.
    All in all a fantastic experience and a highlight of our Washington visit.
    TIP: Tickets sell out almost immediately (i.e. within seconds of the 10am release time). Create a recreation.gov account well in advance and have a couple of practice runs to make sue you don't waste time on the day. Tickets are released at 10am (Washington time), 30 days before the booking date.
    Written May 21, 2024
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  • Ddb2422
    Arlington, VA673 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Diana L
    Omaha, NE135 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was part of my Washington Sights at Night tour, I found this memorial fascinating. I wanted to go back during the daytime but ran out of time during my trip. Lots of great quotes and pretty fountains and landscaping.
    Written May 20, 2024
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  • moodblu
    West Valley City, UT1,437 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Jefferson memorial features a 19 ft statue of Thomas Jefferson, centered in a large open-air rotunda situated on the edge of the Tidal Basin. There are quotes on the walls from the Declaration of Independence and other writings. It is in a beautiful setting, with great views of the tidal basin and various other locations in DC. I especially liked the views of the Washington Monument, across the Tidal Basin. This was one of my favorite memorials in DC.
    Written May 14, 2024
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  • Eylem Y
    Mansfield, CT1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The MLK memorial and the Tidal Basin must have seen. You can see from here Jefferson Memorial which is in the same axis with Martin Luther King memorial and Lincoln Memorial.
    Written May 21, 2024
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  • MrMrsHappyR
    Liverpool, UK1,427 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit if a walk from The Lincoln Memorial but still worth it if you are inspired by Science and this statue is a fitting tribute to the great man. If you get your photo taken with him, you can send it on social media via the tag #PhotoswithAlbert
    Written September 10, 2023
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  • DalTexTraveler
    University Park, TX196 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a beautiful memorial. A must see for everyone in DC. Don't miss it as it's a little hidden but very close to the Vietnam Memorial and several other great sites.
    Written October 31, 2023
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  • Wayne
    Tokoroa, New Zealand312 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This park is a fantastic tribute. Set in a peaceful park, well set out. Sad to see how many names have had to have been added. A must visit
    Written November 4, 2023
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  • Tracy D
    Tonawanda, NY38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Could not have been more pleased with this stunning tribute to JPII! Moving exhibits detailing his life and dedication to our Lord and Mother complete with Relics. Spend some time and immerse yourself in the amazing life, ministry and obedience. Truly remarkable. A Saint whom has intimately touched our lives in so many ways. Grateful for the opportunity
    Written January 11, 2020
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  • 23dj
    Las Vegas, NV18,336 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful memorial dedicated to the United States Navy. There are multiple flags being flown, some names, dates, statues. Located behind the National Archives
    Written September 16, 2023
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  • montanapescado
    Albuquerque, NM1,363 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is far from the most impressive monument in DC, but it's a fine statue and quite appropriate to its subject's relative position in American history. The reason its a solid don't miss is its location, right along the path of most ant DC itinerary.
    Written March 3, 2024
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  • Jonathan C
    New Rochelle, NY13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very simple, elegant and deserving. Free for all to see and read the information of what had happened around World War II.
    Written June 29, 2023
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