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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a depiction of the famous raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima and is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives defending that flag.
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Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An amazing tribute to the Marines. I really appreciated the Memorial since reading the book "Flags of Our Fathers". You get a real sense of purpose from this memorial. It easy to get to by car or by walking, but worth the effort. Also a...More

Thank 412stevew
Reviewed yesterday

Dedicated 63 years ago in 1954, the war memorial is dedicated to all U.S. Marine Corps personnel who died in the defense of the United States since 1775. It was inspired by the iconic 1945 photograph of six Marines raising a U.S. flag atop Mount...More

Thank Violette54
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've seen several pictures of this memorial, but seeing it in person is totally different. The statue is so much larger than I anticipated. I found it very captivating.

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a very beautiful memorial to those who gave all. A great stop. Very quick to view. A must see.

Thank kayakgirl75
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've always seen this memorial on the news or in movies and it was awesome to see it in person. It is neat how you get different perspectives when driving around it. Well worth the visit!

Thank dawnies93
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been in DC several times, but this was the first time viewing the memorial. Well worth the stop to view the famous memorial.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great monument, but I recommend going on a Tuesday evening in the summer when the Marine Corps "Fife & Drums" Band plays, followed by a demonstration from the Rifle Team. The Marines were great, showcased discipline and dedication and pride of service.

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Scouts are getting a great education as they visit many of the great sites of Washington DC. This attraction is so impressive and has great parking that is free and convenient.

Thank Kenneth T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's amazing to think the time that went into this huge memorial. It's such a wonderful tribute! Make time to stop in and see it! You can pull in and park & walk up to the statue.

Thank Jpsgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

While I was Army, visiting this Memorial is a must. Quite impressive. It is on the edge of Arlington National Cemetery.

Thank Robert S
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Judi F
I understand this memorial is accessible from the last stop of the Tram at Arlington Cemetery. About the tram; I originally believe it was and on and off type trolly where you could get off at a stop and wander and then get on a subsequent bus and continue; now reading more it says 'tour' which is a different story to me. Tour means you get off when they stop and get back on when they say. Which is this experience? If it is the LAST stop, at what point do you see the Changing of the Guard at the Unknown? Also, is the walk from Arlington to the Marine Corps Memorial difficult? And, do you have to pay again and go through security again to return to Arlington? I am debating about driving to the memorial on some other day as I have heard it is easy get to and that it is a nice place to linger and contemplate and there is parking. I know this is more than one question, but I've been looking for answers elsewhere for all these so I can decide my agenda, but haven't had a lot of clarification and luck. Thank Any and Every one who replies.
6 May 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Judi; I believe you already have the answers, but; I'll throw my "two cents" in. 1. About the tram; I originally believe it was and on and off type trolly where you could get off at a stop and wander and then get on a... More
Charlie L
25 October 2016|
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Response from Gregory O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was on a guided bus tour. Perhaps investigate the metro.
22 July 2015|
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Response from Judith W | Reviewed this property |
To Chatauqua - I condolences on the loss of your father. My father's ashes also are at Arlington (WWII Navy vet). While it certainly is possible to walk from the columbarium to the Iwo Jima Memorial, it is a long walk - I... More