Our family of three was looking for somewhere to stop and something to do on the way from Northern Virginia to North Carolina. We had noticed this place on Google maps and decided to check it out. My 14-year-old son is very well-read on WWII so this was another great experience especially since three is nowhere like this in the US. This memorial is beautifully done and you surely will learn more than a few new bits of info you didn't know before this experience. There is an admission fee just to enter the memorial area but for $2 per person extra, take the guided walking tour. The volunteer guide was knowledgeable and explained all the symbolism of the various areas of the memorial and shared other facts and stories. This place is just plain fabulous and would be worth a drive to Bedford.