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Virginia War Memorial
Ranked #22 of 168 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

This is well worth browsing around. It is very informative and really makes you think about what Americans sacrifice every day for our freedom.

Visited July 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Well Kept Memorial”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is worth a visit in Richmond. Very nice, clean facility with a lot of history. The one comment I do have is although they are keeping up on the grounds, I wish they would have kept up with the ware memorial itself. It has not completed the Gulf War and it would be nice if that was expanded to include those whom have sacrificed their lives ending that war and the wars since that time.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Thank you for the insights”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I was just looking at the names of the dead and the places of battle when a friendly guide, Wilton, popped up,and explained some facts about the monument and what was included in the centre itself. Thank you, it really brought the history itself to life, and I found out some details of the site as well. And thanks for the advice and help with my map, great talking with you. Made the visit far more worthwhile.

Visited April 2014
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spain
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628 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“great drive”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

I did not expect to see such a wonderful st of monuments and some fantastic homes, The city is very proud of these people to whom the monuments are dedicated and justifiably so. Well done.

Visited December 2013
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Reston, Virginia
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100 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Beautiful monument”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

I would recommend visiting this memorial once during day time and once during evening/night time. I visited this more than an year back and had no trouble finding parking. But I was going thru their website today and it looks like that parking now is inadequate and they have planned to create an underground parking for which construction is starting in 2014. But I still doubt parking would ever be an issue during evening/night time.

The "Shrine of Memory" (made of stone and glass walls) has close to 12000 names arranged by cities/counties. "Memory" is a beautiful statue with "Torch of Liberty" at its base.

The Museum has free admission and pretty good exhibits. When you go there in the evening, the memorial gets beautifully lit up. And the view of James river and Richmond's downtown is breathtaking.

Visited October 2012
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