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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%
  • Poor1%
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Take a step back in time and reflect on the memory of war and loss. Very powerful and emotional memorial honoring those who were lost during the war in Vietnam.

Thank wstapleton8
Reviewed 2 September 2016

For veterans, especially veterans of the Vietnam era, I think we need to see this at least once. I served stateside during that time, and of course was familiar with the plan of the memorial. Nothing substitutes for actually seeing it. Hearing about "58,000 names"...More

Thank ClevelandOHFrank
Reviewed 2 September 2016

A simple and poignant memorial located in close proximity to other war commemorations and the Lincoln memorial.

Thank Jeremy K
Reviewed 1 September 2016

A simple yet very effective memorial to over 50,000 people. While we were there some people, family of friends were taking etchings of their loved ones names which only added to the sadness, hitting home how people are still so closely affected.

Thank NPanda61
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Impressive and sobering as to the Rea cost of war. Inspiring, everyone should visit, will want return for another visit especially on guided tours with great added insights from a tour guide

Thank jsc1964
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

So many died so young. They gave the ultimate sacrifice for us and deserve this spiritual memorial. As emotionally moving as the Arizona Memorial.

Thank David K
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The Vietnam War Memorial is still one of the most moving memorials in the world. I haven't visited in 20 years, but I am still shocked by the sheer magnitude of all those names, the lives lost, the families torn apart, represented on that huge...More

Thank Darren C
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This memorial was part of a tour we took and was breathtaking. We grew up during this war and remember the contest for this memorial and it brought back many memories.

Thank shareene2013
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Here i met and vet who served america in the war, his brother name was mentioned on the wall. whomsoever visited this place he tells his story to them, very patriotic feeling suddenly comes to anyone

Thank Maneesh12345
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Very poignant. We visited this after Lincoln Memorial on the way to the Washington monument. There are 8 ladies names on the memorial.

Thank whatsitallaboutalfie
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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.