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Korean War Veterans Memorial

Monument / Landmark, Sculpture Garden, and National Park
Southwest Washington, Washington
  • Ellen S.
    "... the granite slabs and soldier's faces."(7 Tips)
    "... stencil guided the sandblasting that carved the images in stone."(3 Tips)
    Lauren B.
    "Come visit this memorial at night!"(2 Tips)
    Mike B.
    "Best time to view this monument is at dusk."(3 Tips)
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  • Goksel T.
    Goksel Tan2 weeks ago
    Memorial for all the participating nations in the war
  • Apostolos S.
    Apostolos SamarasSeptember 29
    The drawings on the marble were AMAZING. Freedom is not free.
  • Jeffery J.
    They represent those who died in the war well.
  • Ann O.
    RIP to all who were killed in the Korean War
  • Doug W.
    Doug WMarch 1
    Visit it at night, it's takes on a whole other dimension after dark.
  • Skifchik
    SkifchikJune 4, 2016
    The Americans did not forget his soldiers! And that is great!
  • Rapiszal R.
    Rapiszal RusliMarch 7, 2016
    tugu perang korea
  • Sam O.
    Sam Od1eJanuary 15, 2016
    50,000+ US casualties. 600,000+ UN casualties
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen S. P.December 24, 2015
    This memorial is best seen at night, where the faint light reflects off the granite slabs and soldier's faces.
  • Peter d.
    Peter den HartogNovember 30, 2015
    Almost haunting at night.
  • Kirill K.
    Kirill KukuruzaNovember 8, 2015
    Memorial to the veterans of the Korean War
  • Tom N.
    Tom NealJuly 6, 2015
    Really nice reflective place to walk around and take in the atmosphere and remember those who gave their lives
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander StameyJune 28, 2015
    Really enjoyed this monument
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisJune 23, 2015
    After dark, this one comes alive.
  • Katie W.
    Katie WillardJune 21, 2015
    Beautiful trees to sit in the shade of as you stare at the pool.
  • Rice L.
    Rice LiuJune 5, 2015
    One of the better memorials right near the mall and everything else
  • John O.
    John OlsenMay 20, 2015
    Powerful and effective
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SmithMay 13, 2015
    Great serene place. Very moving. At times creepy. Don't miss this!
  • Tianyu “Tian” F.
    Very impressive sculptures. R.I.P.
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandApril 20, 2015
    My favorite of all the war memorials. Captures the essence of what the men who served experienced.
  • Karl W.
    Karl WarrenJanuary 21, 2015
    this is a memorial for those that fought in the "forgotten"war
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LNovember 15, 2014
    one of the most powerful memorial I've seen.. breathtaking impression
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongNovember 6, 2014
    The triangular structure of this memorial is amazing. All 19 stainless steel soldiers are dressed in full combat gear.
  • Claudio P.
    Claudio PalmasOctober 12, 2014
    The soldiers look pretty real
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerOctober 4, 2014
    Best time to view this monument is at dusk. Very powerful. 🇺🇸
  • Dana P.
    Dana PortnoyAugust 26, 2014
    eternity pool lots of shaded area
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    Liked the engraved wall
  • Justin J.
    Justin JacobAugust 7, 2014
    A Memorial with an breathtaking impression
  • Sukil Y.
    Sukil YoonJuly 24, 2014
    Thank you for your sacrifice. Thanks to you, I am living in a free country and enjoying democracy
  • Trust for the National Mall
    We hope you enjoyed your visit to the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Please join the Trust for the National Mall as we preserve this iconic park for future generations. Read more
  • Paul S.
    Paul SimpsonSeptember 16, 2013
    The statues look especially ghostlike at night. Almost like those who made the ultimate sacrifice are right there beside you.
  • Laura S.
    Laura SwiftSeptember 15, 2013
    Definitely worth seeing.
  • Joel S.
    Joel SchwartzAugust 20, 2013
    Picture yourself in the rice patties.
  • BoBB C.
    BoBB ChoateJune 24, 2013
    My Dad carried a BAR!¡!
  • Rasmus
    RasmusMay 7, 2013
    The South Korea president was here the day before I visited.
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FarmMarch 29, 2013
    One of the most powerful, haunting, awesome memorial I have ever seen
  • Samantha C.
    Samantha CastagnaMarch 28, 2013
    Incredibly touching memorial and very thought provoking.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HaghverdiMarch 22, 2013
    Beautiful and peaceful.
  • Eddie Y.
    Eddie YetiFebruary 11, 2013
    My favorite DC memorial
  • StayArlington
    StayArlingtonSeptember 24, 2012
    Another historic memorial on the runners' path
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 8, 2012
    19 stainless steel statues. Each measures 7’3”-7’6” tall & weighs 1000 lbs each. 164' long black granite wall has sandblasted onto it over 2,400 actual photos from war. More site info via<LINK> Read more
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BreedenAugust 13, 2012
    Come visit this memorial at night! It's beautiful :)
  • Julie S.
    My father was in the korean war. This is awesome
  • Brad A.
    Brad ArmentroutJuly 13, 2012
    As said by many others, come at night if at all possible. A true testament to Freedom is Never Free. God speed warrior's.
  • Tobye N.
    Tobye NelsonJuly 13, 2012
    Go at night w/high expectations… VERY moving.
    HISTORYJuly 13, 2012
    Dedicated in 1995, this memorial honors the U.S. military members who served in the Korean War (1950-53). More than 54,000 Americans were killed, while more than 100,000 others were wounded.
  • Nurdin L.
    Nurdin LathiefMay 24, 2012
  • Todd G.
    Todd GerberMay 15, 2012
    Bring your children...teach them about sacrifice.
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconMarch 9, 2012
    Awesome during night time
  • Ching Y.
    Ching Yu ™February 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Look around you, there are always living veterans from every conflict gathered at this memorial.
  • Edgard P.
    Edgard PortelaFebruary 11, 2012
    Freedom is not free!
  • Alan B.
    Alan BruceDecember 3, 2011
    This is a beautiful monument! One of the least talked about but it's worth a visit
  • Regina V.
    Regina VellaNovember 12, 2011
    Leave a legacy, teach your children...
  • Fernanda S.
    Fernanda SeccoOctober 20, 2011
    Gorgeous! Check it out....
  • Jared S.
    Jared SakOctober 5, 2011
    "Freedom is not free." Lookout for this on the wall.
  • David O.
    David OhOctober 2, 2011
    If you can, take the free tour given by the park rangers!
  • Eden E.
    Eden EssSeptember 23, 2011
    Come at night, walk to the wall first, then focus on the statues.
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PetrockJuly 26, 2011
    No matter where you are there is one soldier statue looking directly at you
  • ian
    ianJune 8, 2011
    164 feet long and 100 tons of polished granite with more than 2500 photographic images of troops that supported the soldiers fighting the war sandblasted onto the wall.
  • Alessandro B.
    Alessandro BarchiMay 13, 2011
    Pay your respects to the soldiers that lost their life for freedom.
  • WorldStrides
    WorldStridesApril 8, 2011
    Interesting fact: To make the 164-foot-long wall, a computer-generated stencil guided the sandblasting that carved the images in stone.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANSeptember 21, 2010
    19 Statues: 14 Army, 2 Marines, 1 Navy, 1 Air Force. Each weighs~1,000 lbs. Reflected on the wall it creates the image of a total of 38 statues, symbolic of the 38th Parallel & 38 months of the war. Read more
  • Cassie L.
    Cassie LunaJuly 28, 2010
    See this memorial at night.
  • Kellie B.
    Kellie BoutwellJune 16, 2010
    Check the Korean War Memorial out at night!
  • Rapiszal R.
    Rapiszal RusliMarch 7, 2016
    banyak sejarah korea kat sini
  • Sebastián R.
    Sebastián RománJuly 10, 2015
    Excelente lugar de homenaje
  • Javila
    JavilaApril 6, 2015
    Las estatuas parecen reales a media noche.
  • Guilherme 梅.
    Guilherme 梅田January 3, 2015
    Venha visitar este memorial a noite.
  • Giovanni C.
    Giovanni CorredorDecember 21, 2014
    Las estatuas son muy reales.
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