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Address: Palo, Leyte Province, Philippines

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Picnic place

its nice there if you want to have picnic its the place to be or just to hangout with friends. You can sit under the tree,look at the sea.

Reviewed 17 January 2017
noelle rose m
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Jefferson, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the moist poignant moments of World War II was the evacuation of Gen. Douglas MacArthur from Corrigidore in Manila Bay. At his departure, he famously promised "I Shall Return" This park marks the spot where MacArthur and Philippine President Omesna came ashore when the invasion to retake the Philippines from the Japanese began on October 20, 1944. The... More 

Thank Robert H
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174 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Very interesting from a historical point of view. The park is not that remarkable just a reminder of what happened in this area many years ago.

Thank RLB_28
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

its nice there if you want to have picnic its the place to be or just to hangout with friends. You can sit under the tree,look at the sea.

Thank noelle rose m
Imus, Philippines
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The Mac Arthur Landing Memorial park is also known as Leyte Landing Memorial Park or Mac Arthur Park to some (It is formerly known as Imelda Park) which is located at Palo, Leyte (Eastern part of Visayas) which is just near the Tacloban Airport. It commemorates the historic landing of General MacArthur in Leyte Gulf at the start of campaign... More 

Thank BenusPeyt
Watertown, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is the historic site of General Douglas MacArthur's triumphant return to the Philippines in 1944. This park is beautiful and full of history with plenty of plaques explaining the meaning of the Macarthur tribute based on this Leyte Province location.

1 Thank Sudsguzzler_12
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The bronze statues of General Macarthur and is landing crew are massive, imposing and impressive. The surrounding Park is a nice peaceful space to see the gardens and relax and reflect. Downside was some tourists wading out onto the memorial to have photos taken and self-esteem taken holding hands. It's a war memorial, just lime a person memorial. A grave,... More 

1 Thank rick3011
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48 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Really liked the calm park. Not a must have, but good if you are in the area. The damagebof the typhoon is still visible, but the statues stand tall.

Thank Stefan F
Manila, Philippines
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42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

MacArthur Park is worth a visit for its historical significance but the beach doesn’t look that inviting and the shore isn’t that clean. When we visited, there was a guy offering rifles, helmets and other props (for a small fee) to make your photo op with MacArthur’s bronze statue more interesting. Also in the town of Palo is the Republic... More 

Thank with_oldies
Perth, Australia
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78 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Easy to get to and if you are in the area worth a visit. Certainly not worth putting yourself out but if you're close.......

Thank Pete M
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

I am from Tacloban and I've been here quite often. This is usually where people go to after a morning jog. You can find small nipa-hut stores selling fresh buko juice.As it's a popular landmark, it badly needs improvement though. Needs tighter security to keep them outsiders trashing the place. There are a few hotels and some beach resorts you... More 

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