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Paying tribute to the brave heroes of the past and present, the Veterans War Memorial in Idaho Falls is a solemn and significant site filled with history. This comprehensive guide helps plan a poignant visit to this important landmark.


The Veterans War Memorial in Idaho Falls was constructed in honor of past, present, and future veterans who have dedicated their lives to the nation’s service. With Memorial Hill’s dedication on Memorial Day 2002, it’s become a place of remembrance and reflection for the community.

How to Get There

Located near the greenbelt on the Snake River, the Veterans War Memorial can be reached with a short drive from downtown Idaho Falls. Free parking is available at the site.

List of Attractions

  • The Memorial Hill with markers representing all branches of the military.
  • Statues and plaques honoring the sacrifice of local soldiers.
  • The Freedom Column, inscribed with names of Bonneville County veterans who lost their lives in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
  • The Prisoner of War/Missing in Action monument.

Ticket Information

Entry to the Veterans War Memorial is free, ensuring everyone can pay their respects to those who have served.

Tips for Visiting

  • Take a quiet moment to reflect at the peaceful setting by the riverside.
  • Visit during Memorial Day or Veterans Day community gatherings.
  • Make sure you respect the area’s solemn nature and significance.
  • Don’t forget to stroll around the nearby greenbelt and enjoy the beauty of Snake River.

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