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Amelia Earhart Memorial Lae PNG

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Address: Lae, Papua New Guinea
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for someone who is considered to such an important aviator this is a very tragic memorial, not worth the effort or time.

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2016
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Orange, Australia
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Orange, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

for someone who is considered to such an important aviator this is a very tragic memorial, not worth the effort or time.

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Lae, PNG
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

A stone with a plaque and a gun turret is all thats here and its in a very small park that is not well kept at all. It is not very safe for tourists in that area aswell. Very sad to see that it's called a memorial. Give it a miss!

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

I read somewhere that in the 1920's Lae airport was the busiest airport in the world. That was then. Now it's a dump. Literally. Just a field with long grass. Some shipping containers and people chewing betel nut. Suggest you keep driving right on past this with your windows rolled up.

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

There is literally nothing worth seeing here. The surrounds are long grass, rubbish and mud. I wouldn't stop here.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

Lae was the last place that Amelia Earhart stopped before disappearing into oblivion. The "memorial" is next to where the former airport was, now the airfield is a grassy expanse thats being filled with shipping containers. The "memorial" is an upright concrete slab that has a plaque that says 'Amelia Earhart' on it. Thats it.

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