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All reviews marine corps memorial bell tower the iwo jima memorial during wwii wonderful gift beautiful music arlington cemetery bells chime united states beautiful park worth a visit piece of history interesting history potomac river national mall tulips structure
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Reviewed April 8, 2017

We often fail to realize how many countries were affected by WWII. The Netherlands, in appreciation of the U.S. assistance during the war, donated a very stylistic carillon. It is worth a walk across the park to visit this monument. I do not know when/if...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

With a fair amount of parking near the Iwo Jima memorial, the carillon is a great place to get the full panorama of the DC monuments. Springtime is especially lovely, if the tulips and other blooms are still around.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

I enjoy coming here for fourth of July festivities. Not only can you see the fireworks from D.C. but a few from the Maryland side as well.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Bea Valentine R
Reviewed March 2, 2017

A unique musical organ which I can hear from my apartment building which is across route 50. The structure is all metal, and one could climb all the way to the top. As the name suggests, it was donated by the people of Netherlands. Easy...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Sundncr
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Located in great park lands a short walk from U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. You should see both monuments in a single quick trip if you have more time cross the street into Arlington National Cemetery.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Supermario101
Reviewed January 17, 2017

The once great Carillon, a gift from the People of the Netherlands as a 'thank you' for liberation during WWII, has been allowed to degrade such that the structure is covered with rust and the bells cannot play any tune without sounding many false notes.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Steve M
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Not much to see, bells periodically chime, nice music. Adjacent to USMC, Iwo Jima memorial. Easy parking and nice views of DC.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank AJGR
Reviewed January 5, 2017

This carillon was close to where we were staying. It gets played regularly and is a fixture in the area. It was a gift from Holland to the U.S. after WWII for efforts during the war.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Very interesting once we looked it up and saw what it was about! Great tribute to Marines...OOOHRRAAHHH!

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank LMF1965
Reviewed December 5, 2016

When visiting the Iwo Jima Monument, the Carillon is really to close not to go check out. Don't know if they ever open the stairs on it, but the view would be awesome if they did. Go to this site to see the Iwo Jima...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Troy H
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