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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

The wall itself is beautiful, but the number of names on that wall is unbelievable. There was a hushed reverence as people were walking by, some looking for someone in particular. The number of soldiers that lost their lives, some just boys, is catastrophic. I...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This memorial is a touching tribute to the men and women who gave their lives during the Vietnam war. An Honor Flight was at the memorial with us and it was extremely emotional to see those brave men visit the memorial.

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed yesterday

We were struck by the way this memorial was built, small at the beginning and higher and higher as it gets to the middle. It's so sad and poignant with all names of soldiers lost. It's hard not to feel sad and lost amid the...More

Thank Mark42139
Reviewed yesterday

If you grew up during the 1960s you will find this exhibit quite moving. You cannot help but reminisce on your friends that died and that, fortunately, you did not. I went to find the name of a good friend from high school but had...More

Thank WorldTraveler1st
Reviewed yesterday

going early in the morning is far better if you are looking for name..its get so crowded.. if you have the section its much easier and the if you have the line the name is one that is even better...you can look up all the...More

Thank 66travelor
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very moving memorial. I think everyone should come take a moment to pay their respect to these fallen men and women.

Thank TalSmh
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Simply remarkable! Silently stunning! I was a teenager during the Vietnam War and Draft Days. I didn’t serve in the military, but my name could have easily been been one of the 58,318 names on that wall. I felt like I was walking through the...More

Thank boby196
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So glad we took the time on our last night to visit this memorial - very moving to see all the names + it was a truly beautiful place to be as the sun set + the moon appeared

Thank Mags M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My dad served in the Air Force and he has a friend listed on the wall. He's not much one to show emotion but I know being there for him meant more than what it would to the rest of us. I love to see...More

Thank valliam13
Reviewed 2 days ago

58,000 names and more being added. A reminder of those who gave all in this war. 3 million Vietnamese are not remembered here.

Thank StuartRon
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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 Paul C | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of local hotels, no doubt, very expensive as you can imagine, being the capital. Most, if not all people usually drive in, park up and walk. But if your not to worried about cost, look in this app, it will... More