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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 35 attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Arlington, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The guided tour costs only $9.00 and well worth the money. I did not get to spend as much time as I would have liked at the Kennedy grave site, it is something I've wanted to visit since 1963. Arlington National is sobering and truly hallowed ground. The changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown is a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

How cool is this, the final resting place for so many who have fought and died for our freedoms. Must see changing of the Guard and JFK grave. Beautiful views.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

What a well-kept fantastic cemetery. We just buried my husband's uncle there. What a great tribute for a WWII warrior who earned a Bronze Star, survived the landing on the Beaches of Normandy, later wounded, captured then rescued. He is now with his comrades. The chaplain said this is one of the benefits of the service and that they well... More

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Fairburn, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It was amazing to see all the white grave markers in person. I am a Marine and I have seen videos and pictures of the cemetery but its over whamming in person. It is very educational as well. Remember allot of walking or pay for the bus ride tour.

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Perkasie, PA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
11 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our visit to Arlington National Cemetery was exactly what we had hoped for. It was a quiet place to pay respect to those who sacrificed their lives. We chose not to take the tram up the the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Kennedy graves. Looking back, I would definitely take it the next time. It literally is an... More

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Bakersfield
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you are capable I recommend you walk at your own pace to tour the cemetary. To really see everything allow at least 4 hours and take water. The changing of the guard is very ceremonial, if you are hot standing watching, put it in perspecitive the Guards endure all forms of weather, without complaint. I find the cemetary to... More

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Waxahachie, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have been here and twice and each time has been moving. Easy access from the metro and parking is good if you drive. There are buses available inside of the park that will take you to all of the "important spots." But I encourage you to walk and read the names and say thanks and a prayer for those... More

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Southfield, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Cemetaries are not something you would think you would recommend to visit...however, my visit to Arlington National Cemetary was not only humbling, but also emotional. It makes you realize all the military that have lost their lives to protect our Country. It is so massive with all the white markers - it is overpowering to say the least to realize... More

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Glouster, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

While my husband didn't think he would like it, he and I were very happy we visited while we were leaving. The cemetery itself is so vast, just acres upon acres of white tombstones, it is very surreal. The memorials of JFK, Columbia and Challenger and others were very moving. Also the Changing of the Guard is a fantastic ceremony... More

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England
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34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A visit to Washington would not be complete without a visit to Arlington to pay one's respect. Although busy, our visit was on Memorial weekend, it was relaxed. You could see that people were there mainly to pay their respects, and behaved accordingly. Your time there can be brief or long, you won't be disappointed.

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