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“An iconic picture turned statue”

The Unconditional Surrender
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US$90.00*
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Private San Diego Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #32 of 390 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I was pleasantly surprised to see this iconic picture from the end of WW II, translated into a huge statue! Great location next to the USS Midway Museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KriticL
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"bob hope"
in 53 reviews
"uss midway"
in 127 reviews
"huge statue"
in 26 reviews
"iconic statue"
in 22 reviews
"famous photo"
in 13 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 12 reviews
"fish market restaurant"
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"larger than life"
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"sailor kissing"
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"end of world war ii"
in 10 reviews
"seward johnson"
in 6 reviews
"life magazine"
in 6 reviews
"harbor park"
in 5 reviews
"metered parking"
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"pearl harbor"
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"nice park"
in 7 reviews
"piece of history"
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

I saw this statue from the flight deck of the USS Midway and decided to get a closer view. The statue is in a little park area to the left of the ship. If you remember the original photo, it increases the significance of the statue.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Made a quick stop in Tuna Harbor to see this. This statue did not disappoint. Loved the details attended to this. Check it out if you can!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sean F
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This was a sight to see. I have seen so many pictures of this and seen it in movies, so to see it in person was a real treat.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kimholden22912
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Located out on a point, not far from the Midway Carrier, is this huge replica of the famous "kiss". This draws a huge crowd, many of whom are there to get photos of their kiss with a loved one.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rduinc
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