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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 36 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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Ashburn, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I visited with my sons this past weekend. I hesitate to call Arlington National Cemetery an "attraction", but it is a very moving place to visit. We saw the "Eternal Flame", the memorials for the Challenger and Columbia, the Tomb of the Unknowns, and the Memorial Amphitheater. In between, a lot of walking, and plenty of opportunities to see and... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Be sure to see the changing of the guard if possible. Highlight of the trip and was a pleasure to watch. The Kennedy's are also very interesting. Love that this land once belonged to Robert E Lee

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A family member was buried there with full military honors. The service was well executed and lovely.

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Argyle, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This place has a reputation, well-earned, for the fallen military soldiers who find their final rest here. Maps and signs are useful, and the behavior of other visitors was exemplary. If you have a chance, witness the Changing of the Guard by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Among all the notable names in the ANC - the Kennedys, President... More

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Waxhaw NC
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

With three of my own children serving, one of which is in Afghanistan, and one who has just left the service and a son in law currently serving as well as having a husband who was in the 82nd Airborne, this shrine was particularly poignant for me, as you might imagine. It is absolutely beautiful but somber. You feel as... More

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Arlington National Cemetery is one of the most important stops on any tour of the nation's capital. Laid out on rolling hills on the south side of the Potomac River, it is a reminder of the toll that war has taken on America throughout its years as a nation. A walk through this vast cemetery brings into full view the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I visited Arlington years ago and it is a somber place to remember all the people who paided the ultimate price for our freedom.

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited this past weekend. We rode city share bikes in the pouring rain, and there were plenty of others there touring the grounds in the monsoon as well. It was overwhelming to finally see it in person. The vastness of it all, to think of all the lives lost and touched by the loss of each... More

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Saint Marys, Georgia, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

this is a very beautiful place as well as a very emotional place... it personally touched me deeply!!!

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Vienna, Virginia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The history here is awe inspiring on so many levels, a place to solemnly reflect on the sacrifices that were necessary to make and sustain our great nation. We live in the area and visit often. Come because you want to, not because it's a tourist attraction.

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