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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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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.
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Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really cool to finally see this memorial in person after seeing photos of it for so many years. This is very easy to get to and well worth the visit.

Thank nbw791
Reviewed 1 week ago

As always this is a nice quiet memorial to visit and remember those who have served us well and fought for peace and against domination. The setting of this memorial is first class and well worth repeated visits.

Thank ThomasToronto_Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Iwo Jima sculpture is moving, knowing how few of those guys survived and how damaged one of the survivors was... Well it is a memorial that can bring a tear to your eye. If you get a chance in the early summer to stop...More

Thank ZivBnd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to see this well known memorial in person. Bigger than you picture after having seen it in photos or reproduced in parades and such. Worth driving to (right near Arlington National Cemetery).

Thank S4D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen the photograph that inspired this memorial for most of my life, but to actually be in front of the memorial and hear the story of what happened in Iwo Jima was overwhelming. It is unfortunate that most people in America will never experience...More

Thank Isabella M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm sure most people saw this Memorial from their TV, newspapers or magazine but it is much more impressive in person.

Thank richj65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to watch the fireworks. Love the memorial! It was a great depiction and very powerful. Definitely a must see

Thank KJ2ME
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Memorials are unfortunately everywhere. However, this one is definitely a must see. Near DC and a lot of tell tales.

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried watching D.C. fireworks from Iwo-Jima memorial. Smoke blew straight at us across Potomac and blocked the show. HOWEVER, the smoke covered us up while at the memorial. The glimpse of the soldiers hoisting the flag...surrounded in smoke...was more patriotic than any fireworks show and...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to relax and enjoy some time surrounding by nature in summer =) Besides you can give some tribute to the braves marines who fight for US values all over the world.

Thank Romeo Q
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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.
6 May 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
25 October 2016|
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Response from Gregory O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was on a guided bus tour. Perhaps investigate the metro.
22 July 2015|
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Response from Judith W | Reviewed this property |
To Chatauqua - I condolences on the loss of your father. My father's ashes also are at Arlington (WWII Navy vet). While it certainly is possible to walk from the columbarium to the Iwo Jima Memorial, it is a long walk - I... More