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Korean War Veterans Memorial

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Address: 10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: +1 202-426-6841
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This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance...

This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of combat.

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Very impressive memorial

A very impressive memorial. The sculptures of the soldiers gives you a feeling of their courage in the harsh battle conditions of the Korean War. Equally impressive is the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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La Palma, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very impressive memorial. The sculptures of the soldiers gives you a feeling of their courage in the harsh battle conditions of the Korean War. Equally impressive is the number of older veterans in their wheel chairs visiting the memorial.

Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my favorite memorial. It is so well done - you can see the weariness on the soldiers' faces and in their postures, but they kept on going. Truly hallowed ground.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seeing the 19 lifelike statues of exhausted American soldiers trudging through a barren landscape brings home the misery of war as powerfully as any memorial I have ever seen. I'm tearing up, just writing this review. Why only nineteen when over 50,000 United Nations' ( but mostly American) soldiers died there in just three years, you may ask? Well, look... More 

London England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A moving experience. it is a must see but I would suggest visiting it in the day time as it may be difficult to appreciate the detail at night.

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The statues representing the soldiers are very impressive in this Memorial. They stay along a path that one can walk side-by-side with them.

Boise
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was walking in the dark and it was raining slightly, when I looked to my right and there was the memorial, tens of huge statues, life-like but unmoving. This memorial is incredibly powerful.

Maryport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Makes you appreciate the sacrifices that people make when they go to war. You could almost imagine what it was like just looking at the expressions on the faces of the men. Very moving & thought provoking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to see this at night and it was eerie. The memorial has lifelike statues that appear to be moving through a jingle and in hostile elements. The looks on the faces of the statues makes you feel they could be frightened. Not to be missed. There are rows and rows of names. It makes you feel there is... More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The statues of the soldiers walking through the rice paddies with the far wall showing the faces of soldiers etched in the marble. What is awesome is to look at the wall and see the reflections of the soldiers in the paddies (statues) behind the faces on the wall. Also knowing 26 countries were part of the coalition to stop... More 

Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly a work of art. It's as if each of the soldiers are alive (some even appear to be looking at you). It is my second favorite sites to visit when in D.C.

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