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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.
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The wall glows at night and the names are more visible. Very impressive. It's a long walk from the Washington monument to Vietnam but the walk is worth it. We went in the evening so it would be cooler. See this one first, before the...More

Thank Jeri G
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is another must see monument but it is sad to see all the names on the wall of those that died. The names on the wall really make the sacrifice hit home because these are real people with real names that died fighting this...More

Thank thomasaV6379TN
Reviewed 14 August 2016

It was a very emotional visit here for me as it brought back memories of people I once knew. The wall is astonishing and sobering to see!

Reviewed 13 August 2016

Being a Canadian my personal connection to the Vietnam war isn't as personal as it may be for many Americans but the sight was still moving and makes you stop and think about the sacrifices made by so many.

Thank jkphillip
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I visited the wall to find the names of a cousin and a friend of the family. If you look up the person's name on the wall's website ahead of time, then finding the name will be easy. There were just so many names. A...More

Thank Mollie W
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very moving experience, especially if you have any family members that fought in, or were killed in the Vietnam War. I personally think that any red-blooded American should come pay respect to our veterans and visit this site.

Thank ScottN876
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Probably one of the most moving monuments you will ever visit. Seeing those 58,000 names on that wall is truly an emotional experience.

Thank LV2TRVLDoylestown_Pa
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Each time we visit D.C. we make a point of walking the mall area and walking along the Vietnam Memorial. Just walking along, quietly taking in all the names which represent a son or daughter, a human life, is emotional. Then I notice flowers and...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Hubby wanted to visit. The ground are well kept. There are several translations vehicles on display. It was too hot to walk the walk of memories. Inside are many artifacts of most all wars. Very interesting place to visit.

Thank atruetexan
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the monuments after dark on this trip. This worked out well for the other monuments but this one isn't as well lit at night. You would do well to visit before the sun sets to fully appreciate it. This is a moving and...More

Thank Benjamin S
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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.