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World War II Memorial

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1750 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC
URL: World War II Memorial  Phone: 202-426-6841

Activity Overview

World War II Memorial is located in the National Mall in Washington D.C., between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington monument. This memorial was built to honor the Americans who served in the world war II as armed forces or civilians. In 2001, a national competition was held to select the designer for the memorial, most funding for the memorial came from private donations. The memorial was completed in 2004, it sits on an area of 7.4-acre, the design includes 56 white pillars surrounding a central plaza. The central plaza has a Rainbow pool and a 9 feet tall freedom wall is also part of the commemorative monument.

Things to Do

  • Visiting the national memorial is an enriching and educational experience for the children. The memorial is open to tours 7 days a week, year-round.
  • Guided tours and walks are available all through the year, several biking and running events are also held at the site.
  • The Rainbow pool has running fountains in the Summer.
  • Interesting walking tours are held at the national memorial, The memorials by night, secrets of the Washington monument grounds, are free of charge walking tours anyone can take part in.
  • Refreshment stands are available.
  • East Potomac golf course offers recreation and outdoor fun for the families.
  • East Potomac tennis center has indoor and outdoor courts and is open year-round.

World War II Memorial Insider Tips

  • Use the metro rail or bus system to access the national monument.

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