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User Reviews (39 Reviews)
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesAdventure TravelersMar 05, 2014
This area still has a ton of construction going on. The museum accompanying the memorial has yet to open but the rest of the memorial site is open. Tickets are free but you have to reserve them ahead of time online.
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jan 30, 2014
We visited the memorial on a cold January day. Even though we had timed tickets, we had to wait in line for over 45mins and the cold made it feel much longer. But it was heartwarming to see so many people from all over the world waiting. The memorial was still under construction, but the two pools (built over the spots where the buildings were standing) were finished and one pool already had running waterfalls. The design is very good - simple, somber and not over the top, with a clear and simple message - commemorating the needlessly lost lives and the horrors of that day.
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Nov 29, 2013
The lines moved well, even without prearranged passes you can get online. Free memorial that asks for $10 donation does a full, airport-like scan for each visitor. On a windy day, the waterfalls spray the stones and visitors. I wasn't a big fan of this memorial, something I'm glad to have seen however. Museum will open spring 2014.
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 01, 2013
It is hard not to be moved by this monument. It is a very respectful tribute to the men, women and children killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993.
I felt a little awkward visiting it as a tourist but was glad I made the pilgrimage. I recommend visiting at dusk. The monument is nicely illuminated and glows during the early evening.
Tickets are available via the memorial's website. Show up at your designated time and be sure to follow the instructions on the ticket. Security is fast and efficient. If you are visiting to honor a specific individual, you may look up their name in advance on the website or at a kiosk at the memorial.
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 5Oct 27, 2013
A Must See and feel when you come to New York. A few people made "look, I'm at the National September 11 Memorial, with a big smile", that bothered me. Please respect this place, think about the very bad things that happened here and commemorate the victims and survivors.
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 23, 2013
A MUST if you are in New York.
This memorial is moving and something everyone should see.
In honoring the victims of September 11,2011 this memorial is tasteful and the heart of the downtown landscape.
There are many private citizens that linger at the memorial in order to give information and private tours.
If you want to get facts that maybe are little known then make sure you seek one of those(usually veterans)out.
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Sep 08, 2013
This is one of the places to feel insignificant, to feel yourself being a part of the community, a part of the perpetuate mourning for those who has lost their lives in the tragedy, to feel the strength of rising above and rebuilding something stronger, better, physically and spiritually.
We came to the memorial on a weekday and got the tickets at the door (for free, perhaps because it's winter and there aren't too many visitors). We were ushered into the buildings, went through the metal detectors and found ourselves at the memorial and under the feet of the newly constructing freedom towers. Where the world trade centers used to stand - is replaced by two magnificent basins with waterfalls cascading down from its sides. The names of those who are lost are carved along the basin on top of the side panels. The memorial is surprisingly quiet, with the sound of water falling weighing heavily on everyone's heart.
The memorial has an undeniable emotional impact, the many thousands of people gathering here everyday has shared something in common, something tragic and everyone came here paying tributes to the lost lives, seeking comfort and strength in the rebuilding of the freedom towers, our pride and spirit.
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Aug 15, 2013
I really enjoyed the 9/11 Memorial for its simplicity and understated elegant design. The two infinity pools make you think of eternity, and the "survivor" tree is a beautiful symbol of life. Book tickets online a day prior to visiting; no admission fee.
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jun 13, 2013
It was still under construction when I went but the trees, water fountains and the giant freedom tower really portrayed the powerful memories, both good and bad, that linger from that day.
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumJun 07, 2013
This is a very emotional, somber and stunning memorial. Even with many people, it is peaceful and quiet, you can hear just the sound of the falling water. The new tower rises just beyond the pools. The names of those who died are etched in the metal surround. One surviving tree stands among other new trees. It is a respectful remembrance.
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Aliases: 9/11 Memorial, 9/11 Museum