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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Address: 34 Country Club Rd, US 64 Mile Marker 276, 5 Miles North of Angel Fire, Angel Fire, NM 87710
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+1 575-377-2293

The Memorial was dedicated in 1971 and was the first major Vietnam memorial...

The Memorial was dedicated in 1971 and was the first major Vietnam memorial in the United States. In 1987 Congress recognized the site as a memorial of national significance. Our visitor center features educational exhibits. The grounds are a peaceful and beautiful backdrop for the Chapel.

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Respectful and Moving

We arrived on a snowy day. Very quiet with no visitors. However, we were greeted and embraced by staff. There is no doubt that every veteran, regardless of being a Vietnam... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lincoln, California
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Lincoln, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived on a snowy day. Very quiet with no visitors. However, we were greeted and embraced by staff. There is no doubt that every veteran, regardless of being a Vietnam Veteran or not, should visit the site. It is a sacred place, much like "The Wall". The sacrifices made by many are apparent. My wife commented that the Memorial... More 

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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Vietnam Memorial is a New Mexico State Park with big views of the Moreno Valley near Angel Fire, NM. A must for any history buff or veteran.

Thank bacalarstan
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, but not much else there. There is a tribute area inside that is nice and allows individuals to leave items and notes honoring their loved ones.

Thank Thobble
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

In honor of their amazing, beloved son, this family started this memorial and went through a lot to make it happen. The memorial also honors their son's fallen companions and other fallen military heroes. Well thought out, well presented, inviting, moving, and inspiring. A bit of a drive and a little out of the way but beautiful in every regard;... More 

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Venice, Italy
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43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

From the moment you arrive and read the dedication, you know you are in for an emotional ride! Who knew how much female personnel meant to this effort. So enlightening to see this and other stories, photos, journals etc. Having been there in 68-69, never saw much of this so thanks to all the contributors. Actually bought a new hat... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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9 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This was a beautiful Chapel and surrounding grounds and Museum dedicated to the Vietnam Veterans. Since I lost friends who died and Mt husband lost friends who died in the War, it was emotional, but good to pray and remember!

Thank Sharon K
El Paso, Texas
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64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful memorial off the beaten path. The visitor center was closed when we visited, but the chapel was open. It's a hidden, quiet little place for reflection. I wish the visitor center had been open so that we could learn more about this wonderful place and the history behind it. The walkway around the memorial is paved with bricks inscribed... More 

Thank sophiepilla
Southern NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We stopped at the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial on our way around the Enchanted Circle. On a cold, sunny February day, with snow on the ground, the memorial was stark and inspiring. Unfortunately, we were there the day of the week (Monday?) the chapel and the museum were closed. Reading about David Westphall and his story brought back memories of a... More 

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Red River, New Mexico
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Words can not describe this amazing place! You simply must visit! The grounds are amazing, the Memorial is a labor of love and the Chapel . . . Wow!

Thank RRSA1959
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Incredible moving memorial. It's very different from the wall but every bit its equal. It's worth a detour off the Interstate.

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