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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.
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  • Average4%
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This memorial is one of those that everyone should see, however, have some tissues with you. Most of us know the history of the war but this monument makes it all a reality. It is a simplistic design with so many built in meanings. You...More

Thank TonyLubbockTX
Reviewed yesterday

The wall and how they did it is amazing and the marker next to name to tell if body found or not. The 3 statues are beautiful. Amazing a young girl designed the wall

Thank disney23mickey
Reviewed yesterday

A very humbling experience. The day we went there were several vets there and the look on their faces remind me that freedom comes at a very high price.

Thank YaYakds
Reviewed 2 days ago

The number of names on the wall is overwhelming. One can't help but have a hushed attitude when seeing this memorial. The wall is designed to sit below the surface of the ground above, which gives the impression of being "buried" which, strangely, seems appropriate....More

Thank surfercharlie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really if you haven't gone, go. If you have gone you understand. This was our second visit to the memorial- by far the hardest to visit and keep dry eyes. Thanks to all the volunteers that provide info at the memorial and help finding names.

Thank zacaja
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Memorial is one of the most moving in DC, and it is almost right outside the most moving Memorial in DC, the Lincoln Memorial. If you are at the Lincoln Memorial and facing the Washington Monument and the reflecting pool, just go a little...More

Thank jtrvlr1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would strongly recommend learning as much as you can about the history of the memorial before visiting - it will help you appreciate the unique design, supposed to be evocative of a gash in the surface of the earth. We were there at the...More

Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another must for everyone, there were lots of school children reading the letters left at the monument. A good learning experience.

Thank JimM1146
Reviewed 4 days ago

A reminder of the Vietnam war that took so many lives. Very knowledgeable volunteers work at the wall and can help you find names for the missing.

Thank xxxtraveltoday
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This memorial depicts the individual names of each person lost in this war. Especially sad for my hubby who lost friends in the war. There is a more traditional statue as well nearby and one further depicting the nurses who also served there. Located near...More

Thank Cathy M
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28 May 2017|
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Response from Jenifer A | Reviewed this property |
Off the top of my head, the Smithsonian stop puts you out right in the middle of the national mall, so you'd still have a bit of a walk. Not too far though.
Nancy D
9 August 2015|
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Response from Andrea O | Reviewed this property |
I think your vet friend needs to fill out an application at the honor flight website. I believe the guardians/escorts are volunteers or staff members of honor flight and anyone accompanying the veteran would have to pay for... More
Laura W
5 June 2015|
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Response from Driver1969 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at the Monaco Hotel, and walked everywhere--It could not have been more convenient....well, maybe with the exception of the Lincoln Bedroom.