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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
National Mall
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed yesterday

A reminder of the Vietnam war that took so many lives. Very knowledgeable volunteers work at the wall and can help you find names for the missing.

Thank xxxtraveltoday
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This memorial depicts the individual names of each person lost in this war. Especially sad for my hubby who lost friends in the war. There is a more traditional statue as well nearby and one further depicting the nurses who also served there. Located near...More

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed yesterday

The amount of names is overwhelming but awesome at the same time. There is also a book to look up names of relatives if someone you know was in the war. It does take a second to figure out how to find the right panel...More

Thank DRLaskeyTrips
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a wonderful memorial to the fallen of the Vietnam War. All the names of those who died are enscribed on the marble of the memorial. There are Web sites where you can find which tablet any individual is on. The day we were...More

Thank DaveHen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The amount of names listed is overwhelming. Visiting at night is pretty with the lights but makes it hard to read the names if you are searching for one.

Thank RyanAndTiffany
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is so over welming there is so much here to take in and appreciate . There are so many stories to learn from Tour Guides here.

Thank Theresa M H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour guide TIm from Walk of Town told us whole history of the memorial from the concept of Jan Scruggs and design of Maya Kim. Every detail was thoughtfully and carefully planned. It is very moving to see and touch.

Thank JoJoP314
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very emotionally moving place. I had more than one friend who's name was on the wall. It made me think of the good times we shared when we were young.

Thank tsacarmel
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a somber place. The wall itself draws you in. It is beautiful, and at the same time tragic. There are docents that will help you find anyone on the wall. They have a ladder and will do the tracing for you on the higher...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful memorial. Well done and wonderful to see all those who sacrificed for our freedom.

Thank Aaren T
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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
4 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.