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Veterans Memorial Park

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Address: 200 S. 9th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32502
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+1 850-434-6119
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The home of Wall South, the first permanent replica of the National Vietnam...

The home of Wall South, the first permanent replica of the National Vietnam War Memorial. Founded in 1992 the Park has since grown and prospered. It now includes a WWI Memorial, a WWII Memorial, a Korean War Memorial, and a running series of plaques to honor local warriors who have fallen in the Global War on Terror. There is also a Purple Heart Memorial and a monument to the submarine lifeguards who rescued so many Navy pilots in WWII (including President George Herbert Walker Bash). Most recently, it is home to the Marine Corps Aviation Bell Tower, which has become a popular venue for local veteran's events and ceremonies. Our Park continues to grow. A Revolutionary War Memorial has been approved and will shortly join our other memorials. It will fill a gap of omission at the Park, honoring those whose sacrifice gave Americans a Nation worth defending. The next gap to be filled will be a memorial to honor the current generation of Americans who are fighting the Global War on Terror. Our community is steeped in military tradition and enriched with a strong military presence. The full range of service, sacrifice, duty and honor that comes with military service is amply illustrated in the example of our own citizens. This park is dedicated to the memories of those who sacrificed their lives in the defense of this nation.

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Great Small Park

Memorials to Wars including a life size Vietnam memorial. This park does itself proud by remembering our fine men and women who have served and died to protect our freedom. If in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Belleville, IL
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Belleville, IL
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Memorials to Wars including a life size Vietnam memorial. This park does itself proud by remembering our fine men and women who have served and died to protect our freedom. If in the area, we would recommend a visit. It is free, easy to find and well worth a few moments of time to reflect on the what our veterans... More 

Thank Jimbo1937
Lakeland, Florida
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is very small place but very nice. This memorial has been here for quite a few years now, But it was long overdue. Our Vietnam Vets have a nice memorial to visit and reflect on friends and family lost. The Helicopter really was a fitting symbol that complimented The Wall of names very nicely. My humble thanks to all... More 

Thank Robert M
Portland, Maine
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289 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We loved this free park. Many moving tributes to those who have served and protected our country. Be sure to walk across the street to see the Children's sculpture.

1 Thank ladyme1
Milton, Florida
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41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A beautiful park created as memorial to our military. Installations very, including the Wall South of those who names of our lost that are engraved into a wall. Lots of places to sit. Great walking paths. Large pond with local birds, turtles and such.

1 Thank Laura W
Arlington, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a great tribute to veterans of US wars. The park is such a great national treasure in this size city. There is something for everyone. The views from the park are great, as well.

Thank Charles H
Burlington, Iowa
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A visit to this place, is a testament to all the sacrifices and dedication of our military. It's a beautiful quiet place to visit on the eastern edge of downtown Pensacola, on the shore of the bay.

1 Thank emrwb
Puyallup, Washington
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65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our Vietnam Dustoff group toured the wall on a warm and clear Saturday morning in October. We found the 'Wall" to be an excellent replica of the wall in DC. It was not difficult to find the names of our lost crew members. The entire grounds gave a sense of being very hallow. All of the various military wars were... More 

2 Thank Steve V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this beautiful park while taking a stroll. Lots of flags and the place left me feeling patriotic.

Thank Nancy L
Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I've been here several times. The replica Vietnam Memorial wall is inspiring. A lot of other nice tributes that allow you to think and reflect on regarding those who've served and those who've supported them. A nice learning opportunity for our up and coming young Americans.

Thank GnoPcola
Pensacola, Florida
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

As incredible place of peace and solitude. Each memorial, whether a replica or an original will stir your heart. Taking the time to recognize the sacrifice of others at each memorial may become emotionally overwhelming. You will not be alone. Comfort is found in tears, while the spirit of those lost provide a humble solitude.

2 Thank Steve L

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