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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

This is an iconic picture/statue for America. The memorial is well done and well designed. It is easy to get around and also has parking. Recommended.

Thank Lance H
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a small parking lot, with not very many spaces. You can walk directly up to the memorial. It is a beautiful statute. And they have placards that tell the story behind it.

Thank Marymclv
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were told about the band concerts on Tuesdays. so glad we went. Friends and suggested taking a picnic

Thank sarahantrim
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had always wanted to visit and were not disappointed. Accessed the memorial by Arlington Cemetery tour bus and a short walk. The memorial is a little out of the way but, in all honesty, the detour is not that onerous. Buses are plentiful and...More

Thank brucestalker1
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went out of our way to visit this memorial up close and I am glad we did. You just cannot appreciate the faces and the detail from a distance. Easy walk from the Rosslyn metro station.

Thank Joni R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice memorial, definitely worth the trip. If you want to combine this with an Arlington National Cemetery tour you can do that because one of the stops on that tour is for this memorial. Really pretty at night.

Thank Ravenito
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most famous photos from Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II becomes a memorial. As a kid, this statue used to be in my daily morning national anthem montage. One of the view sites that the flag flies over 24 hours...More

1  Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful tribute to our nation's Marine Corp. It is much larger than one would expect and brings the moment to life. A must see!

1  Thank Shanna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial resonated the patriotism I fill for this country and the men and women who serve, it is out of the way from the other memorials but well worth the time spent to visit it...very emotional moment for me.

Thank 478camenw
Reviewed 1 week ago

This monument is a lesser known one than many in the area, but I've always found the statue to be very moving, especially after seeing the old movie "Iwo Jima" when I was young. It's a wonderful story, and a truly beautiful sculpture. ESPECIALLY if...More

Thank Kathleen R
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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