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Arlington National Cemetery

Entrance at Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington, VA 22211
(877) 907-8585
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Ranked #2 of 33 attractions in Arlington
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Antiquing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Veterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's most recent conflicts are buried at Arlington, which was officially declared a... more » Owner description: Veterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's most recent conflicts are buried at Arlington, which was officially declared a military cemetery in 1864. Among the more than 260,000 dead are three unidentified service members, buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and John F. Kennedy, whose gravesite is marked by an eternal flame. « less
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

You see pictures but nothing, nothing can beat being there..I feel irreverent trying to find words when you know of the sacrifices those men and women and their families have made...I should just remain silent.

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Washington, D.C.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I recommend taking the tram tour instead of walking. The cemetery is large and the tram driver points out where all the famous people are buried. The tram also takes you to the Kennedy grave sites and the amphitheater where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is. You can watch the changing of the guard.

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Arlington, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Walk around, reflect and be thankful for having what we do in part because of those who died for our country. View DC from what was Lee's home and imagine what it would be like had the South seceded from the Union. A powerful place to visit.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It is nice and sacral place to visit. A huge area, if you have kids, take a stroller. It was amazing we met World War II veterans, they were friends with a lot of soldiers who rest in piece in Arlington Cemetery.

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Dubbo, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to this beautiful cemetery. What i love the most is the reverence people display when they are in the cemetery grounds. Children do not run around and climb on anything and everyone speaks in lowered voices- as they should. If you have elderly people in your party, make sure you catch the bus up to... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

goign to Arlington Cemetery is a must for DC. always an emotional and solemn time. go go go! and must see the Changing of the Guard!

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Skaneateles, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Arlington National Cemetery is a remarkable place. It is a great place to go visit and pay your respects to the true heroes of American History. The cemetery is perfectly manicured with easy access through the blue line metro. The changing of the guard is a must see when visiting. During the spring and summertime hours the changing of the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place is even more sobering in person. Standing and overlooking the rows of headstones, all in such perfect rows, leaves you with a lump in your heart

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

An iconic location not to be missed an will not be forgotten once you have seen this place. Be sure to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A special place to see. If you re able to take a tour, all the better. Lots of walking. Bring water fo re hpt days. Must sees in the cemetery include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Kennedys' gravesites, the Women in Military Service to America and Navy Seabees memorials. Plan on 2 to 3 hours for this adventure.

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