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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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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Since my husband and I knew many people who fought in this horrible war, the "Wall" has that much more meaning to us. I remember when the young Yale art student came up with the idea. At the time, it wasn't well received, but as...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 13 July 2016

It is very simple in its layout but seeing all the names is very emotional. A great tribute to the fallen.

Thank william57963
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Standing there, looking at all of the names, the heroes that never made it home to their families is a very humbling experience. It truly makes you appreciate them and the sacrifices they made for us. I told my kids the greatest tribute you can...More

Thank BigSnoozy
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Get there early if you want serenity as you tour the site. It is moving and in the quiet can bring a tear to you eye. Nothing fancy but amazing.

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I took time to read the literature about the design of this which you can obtain from the information booth about 50 metres from it. It was designed by a young designer of 21 years old, which caused a level of controversy at the time,...More

Thank Liz-wiz2014
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very moving with all the names, simple but touching, so sad about all these young guys who died. A suggestion would be to do Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean and WWII memorials along with Holocaust museum and Bureau of Printing and Engraving visits since they are all...More

Thank TriipWatch101
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This memorial to our Vietnam War dead is a somber one, the magnitude of which really hits home when one sees the expansiveness of the wall inscribed with all the names of those lost. It's also fitting that the wall is black, signifying the darkness...More

Thank WorldTravelLovers
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I took my grandchildren to this outdoor museum when they were six and eight years old.--that was 14 years ago. Back then, on the drive to the tribute, I summarized the war and its impact, and they understood even though they were young. I took...More

Thank mjbartwork
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

For those that can' get to the memorial in Washington DC There is a exact moving wall , half size that is set up at various places that you can visit like I did , great experance found a child hood friend on the wall...More

Thank SnowbirdPC
Reviewed 13 July 2016

All those who lost their lives are on the wall and gets you a feel for the loss America suffered. I am glad they are remembered.

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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
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4 June 2015|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of local hotels, no doubt, very expensive as you can imagine, being the capital. Most, if not all people usually drive in, park up and walk. But if your not to worried about cost, look in this app, it will... More