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Alexandria National Cemetery

1450 Wilkes Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703 221- 2183
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Ranked #4 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Torrance
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is a must see attraction if visiting the DC area. Be prepared for lots of walking though and bring water with you as they charge about $5 for a bottle in the gift shop. We didn't plan ahead.

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Halifax, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I only had time for a brief visit, and wish I could have stayed longer. I've heard of the Arlington National Cemetery before, but never this one. It didn't look like it gets a lot of visitors. Too bad, as it's really interesting. In need of more pubilcity, perhaps?

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A short walk from Duke and King Streets is this older national cemetery. It is about 5 acres located in the midst of several other private and church cemeteries. Many of the graves are from WWI and older. It was under renovation (grounds keeper house) on the day of my visit but still accessible. NOTE: In looking at prior reviews... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

One of the truly great spots to see. So many famous and great people laid to rest here. And so many who gave all for us. Truly inspiring.

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Schertz, Texas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We visited Arlington on a rainy May morning only to find multiple burials in various stages of completion. The whole scene was heartbreaking, as families and friends shared their grief. The rows of tombstones appear to be endless and the sections go on as far as the eye can see. Everything from the Old Guard changing shifts at the Tomb... More

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Stockton, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Part of a tour we took so it was narrated. The tour guide was very knowledgable. It almost made the ghosts appear to us.

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Washington DC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautifully maintained cemetary with respect and dignity becoming of our deceased servicemen and women. The gift shop is nice and they offer tours throughout the cemetary. The changing of the guards is so beautiful. Arlington Cemetary is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. I have attended funerals there which are highly supported by cemetary staff. It... More

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United States
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92 reviews 92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

the churches in the area got together and share this land. so there are many denominations and alot of history in the area. close to main roads to easy to get to

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Like most visitors to Arlington, we pretty visited the Tomb of the Unknowns and Kennedy grave- I wish I would spent more time there. Be prepared for long walks and hills. Download the app in the main visitors center for GPS guided tour. Guard changes on the 1/2 hour in Spring and Summer, on the hour in Fall and Winter.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This was one of those life experiences that I will never forget.. Truly something every American needs to see

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