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Korean War Veterans Memorial

Dedicated in 1995, this memorial to the troops who fought in the Korean War (1950-1953) lies adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial in West Potomac Park, at the south end of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall. Created by sculptors Louis Nelson and Frank Gaylord, this depiction of a walled triangle intersecting a circle is assembled from over 100 tons of granite and includes 19 stainless steel statues, each over seven feet tall, which symbolize a patrol squad assembled from every branch of the armed forces.

These steel statues, when reflected on the walled triangle, appear to be 38 figures, representing the 38th parallel, Korea’s location on a map. The wall of the triangle itself incorporates over 2,500 sandblasted photographic images depicting scenes from the Korean War. The memorial’s circle encloses a reflecting pool, a grove of trees, and a ring of benches, as well as inscriptions of the numbers of people who were wounded, killed, missing in action, and more. Juniper and Rose of Sharon bushes planted around the memorial symbolize the South Korean landscape.

The closest Metrorail station is Foggy Bottom at 23rd and I Streets, approximately 7/10 of a mile away and serving the Orange and Blue Lines.

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Viator VIP: Best of DC Including US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Access, the White House ... 
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Viator VIP: Best of DC Including US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Access, the White House and Lincoln Memorial

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Experience Washington DC’s most sought-after attractions like a true VIP insider. Beat the long lines and enjoy reserved entry to the US Capitol Building for a ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Viator Exclusive: Washington Monument Reserved Admission with DC Landmarks and Memorials Tour, ... 
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Viator Exclusive: Washington Monument Reserved Admission with DC Landmarks and Memorials Tour

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Take a 4-hour guided tour aboard a comfortable coach to catch highlights including the White House, US Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial and ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley, Washington DC, Viator Exclusive Tours
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley

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You haven't seen Washington DC until you've seen it at night! On this narrated evening tour, you'll enjoy the sights and sounds of Washington DC, and see ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour, Washington DC, Night Tours
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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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See the very best of Washington DC in one day! Aboard a state-of-the-art, luxury 30-passenger coach for a narrated 6-hour tour, see the White House, the ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour, Washington DC, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour

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See the famous sights of Washington by night including the Vietnam War Memorial, Jefferson, Lincoln and WWII memorials. There is no better way to spend an ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

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See Washington DC’s major sites in a fun, unique way – aboard an electric cart! As you explore Capitol Hill, see famous monuments and landmarks including the ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Arlington National Cemetery and War Memorials Tour, Washington DC, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Arlington National Cemetery and War Memorials Tour

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Explore Washington DC’s Arlington National Cemetery and most famous memorials on this 5-hour coach or van and walking tour. See JFK’s grave site ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.99
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Washington DC Guided City Tour by Bus

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Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $195.00

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