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National Museum of the Marine Corp

An April 2007 trip to Triangle by Sandy Goes

Former marine standing proudly in front of museum shaped like a battle ship. The 210 mast representative of the flag flying over Iowa Jima in WWII.   Photo, More Photos
Quote: My husband, a former US Marine anxiously awaited the opening of the Museum in November 2006 in Virginia. The wait was rewarded.

National Museum of the Marine Corp

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Former marine standing proudly in front of museum shaped like a battle ship. The 210' mast representative of the flag flying over Iowa Jima in WWII.   Photo,
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The drive to the National Museum of the Marine Corp. from New York City is approximately 4 1/2 hours and is a good weekend getaway destination. Parking and admission to the museum is free. The museum is open from 9am to 5pm daily except Christmas.The museum opened in November 2006 on the anniversary of 231 years of marine history. It's spotlessly clean, bright and very inviting. The museum gift shop is a typical gift shop with everything you could possibly want to buy adorned with a marine insignia. The building interior resembles a ship where the exhibits are viewed from the observation deck, ship's bridge, first and second decks. On the first deck, antique planes hang overhea...Read More

Country Inn & Suites Manassas

Hotel | "Country Inn & Suites"

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We booked the hotel online through HotWire for $68 per night + tax. The rocking chair on the entrance to the hotel made to resemble someone's front porch was quite welcoming. We sat a few minutes rocking to enjoy a beautiful April evening. In the lobby, fresh baked cookies are waiting for you to enjoy; bright red apples also on the counter for the guests. The room had a king size bed, refrigerator, in-room coffee maker and fixings for coffee and tea, two (free) bottles of water, a spacious and clean room and plenty of towels. The desk called within 10 minutes of checking into our room to see if there was anything we needed; also a welcoming feature. A contintental breakfast was included wit...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 10, 2007

Country Inn & Suites Manassas
10810 Battleview Parkway
Manassas, Virginia 20109
703-393-9797

Red Hot & Blue

Restaurant | "Red Hot & Blue"

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We love southern barbecue so when we spotted Red Hot & Blue, within 10 minutes of our hotel, we were in heaven. This was a casual, moderate priced eatery with the walls plastered in music memorabilia and blues tunes playing in the background. I have since noticed this chain elsewhere in other parts of Virginia. Specialty dishes included award-winning ribs (sweet, wet and dry), Memphis BBQ, pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket, Mississippi Delta catfish with sides like collard greens, hush puppies, cole salw, smokehouse salad, Grandma's potato salad. I ordered a combo plate of pulled chicken, that came with BBQ beans, slaw and corn bread muffins for $9.99. My husband had a Ribwich, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 10, 2007

Red Hot & Blue
8366 Sudley Road
Manassas, Virginia 20109
(703) 367-7100

Arlington National Cemetery

Attraction | "Arlington National Cemetery/Iwo Jima Statue"

Arlington National Cemetery Photo, Arlington, Virginia
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Feeling very patriotic after visiting the Marine Museum in nearby Triangle, Virginia, near Quantico, we headed to Arlington National Cemetery right off Route #50. The first sighting of the bronze Iwo Jima Statue is quite impressive. The original photograph of the marines raising the flag over Iwo Jima taken by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal is world famous.Arlington National Cemetery is located approximately a one-hour drive from the National Museum of the Marine Corp in Triangle, Virginia.Two hundred acres of ground designated as a military cemetery in 1864 with veterans from all the nation's wars buried here from the American Revolution through today including also...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 11, 2007

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
Arlington, Virginia 22211
(703) 607-8000

Manassas National Battlefield

Attraction | "Manassas National Battlefield Park"

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If you are a history buff, within a 30-minute drive of the Marine Museum is the Manassas National Battlefield Park. This park preserves the sites of two great Manassas Battles of the American Civil war.

Park volunteers provide guided tours and programs including historic weapons demonstrations and battle re-enactments.

Admission is $3 with children under 17 free.
Open daily from dawn to dusk. Closed Thanksgiving and December 25.

www.nps.gov/mana/p

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 11, 2007

Manassas National Battlefield
12521 Lee Highway
Manassas, Virginia

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Sandy Goes

Sandy Goes
Staten Island, New York