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Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a depiction of the famous raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima and is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives defending that flag.
Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Memorial is not on the Mall! You will need to use Metro or a car to get there. It’s in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, where you’ll find lots of restaurants to eat. Currently portapotties are set up. Easy walk to Arlington Cemetery from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived to the Iwo Jima Memorial around 12am by car and, to our surprise, easily found parking there. Always an emotional visit for us... and naturally, a proud Mom of two US Marines (me) was in tears... Last time we had visited the Iwo...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Cross the Potomac from the mall, this park offers wide green spaces with views of the Capitol. Also known as a Iwo Jima Memorial. Memorial is often visited by military and a gathering site for ceremonies. Great for sunset views of Capitol building. Amble parking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eil F
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many great memories. I proposed to my wife, got promoted, hosted a sunset parade, and completed the Marine Corps Marathon at this location. A must visit for all Marines! Semper Fi

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The massive monument is familiar with movies. Iwo Jima is remembered this way. By car you can reach very close to the monument.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place of sacred honor is a great venue to feel how lucky we are to be annAmetican. Walk around the monument and soak in the words. “Uncommon Valor Was A Common Virtue”. Not much else needs to be said.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Johnbushwack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had seen pictures of this memorial for years, but until I saw it in person I would never have believed how massive it is. Talk about a stunning display of patriotism. This place is it.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to bemissed on your visit to the cemetery. This is a gigantic, realistic work of art to commemorate the soldiers who fought & died for us.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eilene C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The marine memorial is a free experience near Washington DC. How much each person gets from the visit depends on their knowledge and family associations with the Marine Corps.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ash n
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

The size of the monument is tremendous and overwhelming. Remembering what these Marines had to endure before being able to raise the flag causes you to pause and reflect on that. It was a cold yet beautiful day, and Old Glory was unfurled in all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 14, 2017|
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Response from AndyOKC21 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with all of the others here. Although I think it's a bit more than a half mile it's a walk you should take. I'm glad I did and I walked back to the metro stop afterwards. Gives you time to think and reflect... More
Judi F
I understand this memorial is accessible from the last stop of the Tram at Arlington Cemetery. About the tram; I originally believe it was and on and off type trolly where you could get off at a stop and wander and then get on a subsequent bus and continue; now reading more it says 'tour' which is a different story to me. Tour means you get off when they stop and get back on when they say. Which is this experience? If it is the LAST stop, at what point do you see the Changing of the Guard at the Unknown? Also, is the walk from Arlington to the Marine Corps Memorial difficult? And, do you have to pay again and go through security again to return to Arlington? I am debating about driving to the memorial on some other day as I have heard it is easy get to and that it is a nice place to linger and contemplate and there is parking. I know this is more than one question, but I've been looking for answers elsewhere for all these so I can decide my agenda, but haven't had a lot of clarification and luck. Thank Any and Every one who replies.
May 6, 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Judi; I believe you already have the answers, but; I'll throw my "two cents" in. 1. About the tram; I originally believe it was and on and off type trolly where you could get off at a stop and wander and then get on a... More
Charlie L
October 25, 2016|
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Response from gregoryo2013 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was on a guided bus tour. Perhaps investigate the metro.