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Visitor Center Complex

Visitor Center Complex
Located on the ridge above the Memorial Plaza at the crash site, the Visitor Center Complex includes the Visitor Center with exhibit area, Learning Center, a parking area, Allée and Western Overlook trailheads, and the Flight Path Walkway and Overlook. Restrooms are located in the Learning Center and a bookstore is located in the Visitor Center.

Memorial Plaza wall and walkway

Memorial Plaza

The Memorial Plaza is the quarter-mile northern-boundry to the crash site, which is the final resting place of the passengers and crew. A visit to the plaza culminates at the Wall of Names, which features forty white polished marble stone bearing the names of the passengers and crew members. This is a self-guided experience. Interpretive panels provide an overview of the story and a cell phone/mobile tour provides for more in-depth exploration. There is a parking area and waterless restrooms. Allée and Western Overlook trailheads are located here.

Wetlands bridge

Memorial Groves, Allée, and Wetlands Bridge
The 40 Memorial Groves, one for each of the passengers and crew, radiate along the Ring Road and Allée from the Visitor Center Complex to the Wetlands Bridge. The Allée, a formal walking path, follows the edge of the grove and connects the Visitor Center Complex and the Memorial Plaza, crossing the wetlands via the Wetlands Bridge.


Last updated: February 1, 2019

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