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“GREAT HONOR TO A GREAT GENER45AL” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of MacArthur Memorial

MacArthur Memorial
Ranked #6 of 68 things to do in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Memorial to the five-star US Army General who served in three major wars: WWI, Korea and WWII.
Norfolk, Virginia
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“GREAT HONOR TO A GREAT GENER45AL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

I am a bit of ma history buff. I think the displays are really good and show a bit about a great general. Well woth the time.

Visited November 2011
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New Market, Alabama
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91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“nicely done”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

very nice museum, some construction going on for new visitor center. great exhibits with lots of historical value. The TIDE (train) drops off at the door and is an excellent way to travel.

Visited June 2012
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Roanoke
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255 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Nice museum to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

I visited the MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk, VA, again, on Thursday, June 7, 2012. The museum is in the process of building a new visitor center which will be an addition to the Memorial. I feel that the MacArthur Memorial is a good tribute to a great leader. It is just across the road from the MacArthur Center Mall. There is no admission charge to the Memorial. However, anyone can make a donation to the Memorial.

Visited June 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Jim 'Tour Guide' EXCELLENT - MacArthur Memorial”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

** Ask if Jim is available, he 'hand's down' the best tour guide I have seen! ** Along with a group of 15 from the Joint Forces Staff College, I toured the memorial - and Jim was our tour guide. The guy is young, hip and theatrical - moves you quickly through the mountains of historical documents - emphasizing all the highlights. Wicked smart on topic, entertaining and passionate.

He is to the MacArthur Memorial what Will Hunting (Good Will Hunting) is to Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Thanks Jim - over the top fantastic! Appreciatively, Brian

Hint / Suggestion: Donation opportunity upon entrance - and so worth it. Park at MacArthur Center Mall across street - Near Nordstroms - 1 minute walk to memorial.

Visited May 2012
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Maple Valley, Washington
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126 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“What a surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

This is the burial place for General Douglas MacArthur and his wife. Was just wandering around and found it. A new visitor center that will open later this year looks incredible. The scale of the monument speaks to MacArthur's ego, but what he accomplished for our Country is equally big. Must see if you are in Norfolk.

Visited May 2012
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