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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
National Mall
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The amount of names listed is overwhelming. Visiting at night is pretty with the lights but makes it hard to read the names if you are searching for one.

Thank RyanAndTiffany
Reviewed yesterday

This is so over welming there is so much here to take in and appreciate . There are so many stories to learn from Tour Guides here.

Thank Theresa M H
Reviewed yesterday

Our tour guide TIm from Walk of Town told us whole history of the memorial from the concept of Jan Scruggs and design of Maya Kim. Every detail was thoughtfully and carefully planned. It is very moving to see and touch.

Thank JoJoP314
Reviewed yesterday

A very emotionally moving place. I had more than one friend who's name was on the wall. It made me think of the good times we shared when we were young.

Thank tsacarmel
Reviewed yesterday

What a somber place. The wall itself draws you in. It is beautiful, and at the same time tragic. There are docents that will help you find anyone on the wall. They have a ladder and will do the tracing for you on the higher...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a beautiful memorial. Well done and wonderful to see all those who sacrificed for our freedom.

Thank Aaren T
Reviewed 2 days ago

An outstanding memorial made all the more poignant as veterans were there when we visited. Such a sad waste of lives on both sides men, women and children.

Thank Gaye N
Reviewed 2 days ago

It really is emotional when you actually read all of the names of those killed in Vietnam. I had heard that but it really hit me seeing it.

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It seems in the USA , we must fight a war and this was mine. Spend time on line , finding out how to find you pals on the wall. Also one online site has pics of many ... it brought me to my knees.If...More

Thank MickKalamazoo
Reviewed 2 days ago

Seeing the wall of names really does bring war home to you. A simple memorial but every effective and unusually in chronological date order. There are over 58,000 names with symbols of crosses or diamonds denoting killed or missing.

Thank lgmsomerset
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28 May 2017|
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Response from Jenifer A | Reviewed this property |
Off the top of my head, the Smithsonian stop puts you out right in the middle of the national mall, so you'd still have a bit of a walk. Not too far though.
Nancy D
9 August 2015|
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Response from Andrea O | Reviewed this property |
I think your vet friend needs to fill out an application at the honor flight website. I believe the guardians/escorts are volunteers or staff members of honor flight and anyone accompanying the veteran would have to pay for... More
Laura W
4 June 2015|
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Response from Driver1969 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at the Monaco Hotel, and walked everywhere--It could not have been more convenient....well, maybe with the exception of the Lincoln Bedroom.