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American Memorial Park

Garapan 96950-5198, Mariana Islands
+1 670-234-7207
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A must-visit even only to learn some basic history of Saipan and Mariana Islands

While most people come to Saipan for its beach and tropical atmosphere, this place is the best... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Saricie_Q
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Taipei, Taiwan
Historical

Be sure to go inside the visitor center and see the movie. Allow at least an hour. Movie is... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Steve J
,
Honolulu, Hawaii
via mobile
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American Memorial Park honors the American and Marianas people who gave their lives during the Marianas Campaign of World War II. 5,204 Names are inscribed on a memorial which was dedicated during the 50th Anniversary of the Invasion of Saipan. The Visitor Center is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday thru Sunday. Inside there is an exhibit hall that gives more information about Operation Forager, which includes the Battles of Saipan, Tinian, and the Philippine Sea. The exhibits are in English and Japanese. There are translation binders of the exhibits available in Chinese, Korean, and Russian. "An Island Called Saipan", the park's movie is available for viewing in the Visitor Center. As of Dec 2014, the movie is offered in five languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Russian. Pacific Historic Parks (PHP) book store within the Visitor Center has a wide selection of souvenirs available for purchase.
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  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
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Garapan 96950-5198, Mariana Islands
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+1 670-234-7207

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Reviewed 4 days ago

While most people come to Saipan for its beach and tropical atmosphere, this place is the best place to learn its history. The Battle of Saipan practically reversed the course of World War Ii and eventually consolidated the loss of Japan. This is the place...More

Thank Saricie_Q
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Be sure to go inside the visitor center and see the movie. Allow at least an hour. Movie is about 20 minutes long. Museum/ display is interesting- allow another 20 minutes for that at least. They have a small gift shop. They are Air Conditioned!!

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The American Memorial Park is located at the North end of Garapan adjacent to Micro Beach. It is easy to reach on foot from any of the Garapan hotels - especially the Fiesta Resort or the Hyatt which is right next door. There is also...More

Thank DAE208
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I generally don't go to places like this but I am glad I did and brought my son. It does a great job explaining the horrors and pointlessness of war and the sacrifices people and soldiers were forced to make in response to greedy men...More

Thank K8817
Reviewed 29 April 2017

If you are interested in the history and of the people and how life was Before, During and After the war; the American Memorial Park is the best place to find true information about the island of Saipan. They have put together a fantastic walk-through...More

1  Thank Set4Two
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The museum has many artifacts from WWII and has an engaging and powerful (very sad) exhibit. I would recommend anyone to go to learn about the history of Saipan.

Thank Alexandra F
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Not much to see here but when you visit here you can spend as little as 5 minutes to see all that's here to see.

Thank timesq1
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very small Museum but has free movie in several languages about War II so don't think twice to stop by for half an hour

Thank leilaniboomer
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We went to visit the museum which based inside the park, before visiting any other war related spots. That would give you the full story of Saipan War, there is a 20min video to watch too.

Thank Grace K
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The memorial and museum are great, thanks to the efforts of the resident park ranger. The film at the memorial is the best way to understand what happened at Saipan. See it first, and then everything else you see on the island will have more...More

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