National World War II Memorial

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9 / 10

11 expert reviews

“Dedicated in 2004, the monument that honours America’s "Greatest Generation" is a grandiose affair on a 7.4-acre plot.”

– Time Out

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"The memorial anchors the eastern end of the Reflecting Pool, serving as a balancing axis between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"The World War II Memorial was dedicated on May 29, 2004 and commemorates the service and sacrifice of Americans in the war." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
3 Stars
"The memorial pays homage to the more than 400,000 Americans who lost their lives... it also stands as a testament to all those who served in the American Armed Forces." Full review
Not For Tourists Not For Tourists
"Often overlooked monument."
Atlas Obscura Atlas Obscura
"An unassuming, powerful monument north of the U.S. Capitol bears witness to the resilience of Japanese Americans during a time of grave injustice. " Full review
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