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Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.
5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
National Mall
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed today

You can spend the entire day here reading the names of all those that died, but suffice to say that just standing and watching is an experience in itself.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sushobhan3216
Reviewed yesterday

This memorial to those who gave their lives in the service of their country is so befitting the gratitude of a nation divided in opinions about whether the USA should have participated.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dreamersdoit1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a kid growing up watching Vietnam movies, it was special. Not crowded at all. There are online guides to show you people from Your home town. I was able to take photos of the names and it became special to my parents 500 miles...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Avakelly
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So many lost! A moving experience to honor each vet who lost their life! There were friendly volunteers to talk about the memorial during the shutdown.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peppy H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We almost missed this one, as we wandered through the National Mall. But don't make the mistake of missing it. As you pass by the names, you begin to realize the overwhelming number of our service members who sacrificed their lives for others. We were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 2017Queen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is worth walking by this memorial to visualize how many men died in Vietnam. It is overwhelming. You can see everything in less than 10 minutes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank manya_girl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome memorial honoring those who lay down their lives for our country.it's great either in the night or the day. Find it on a map because you won't see it as you drive by.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JonDC123
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a searing reminder of the tragic lost of war. The memorial cuts a gash into the land representing the huge loss of life during war. Whatever your views of the Vietnam war are, this is a stunning memorial.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RogerDeanDC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Vietnam Memorial was born in controversy as not being fitting as a memorial to our honored dead. It was derided as a V-shaped trench. Indeed, it was so reviled (before it was built) that a set of three bronze statues was set close by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everyone has the Vietnam War Memorial on their list of must sees while in DC, so my one recommendation is to visit at night or at a time where you can sit in peace and quiet. Also, Wiki or Google Maya Lin’s vision for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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23 September 2018|
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Response from stevenhT1980VU | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We saw dogs all around in the open areas of the mall.
31 May 2018|
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Response from 966danih | Reviewed this property |
If you are just looking at this one memorial it will not take more than 20-30 minutes. However the memorials are all very close and in walking distance.
28 May 2017|
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Response from Peterharris32 | Reviewed this property |
I think the Vietnam memorial is between the Foggy Bottom (GWU) and Smithsonian metro stops.