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Arlington National Cemetery

Address: Entrance at Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: (877) 907-8585
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Antiquing
Fee: No
Owner description: Veterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's...
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Antiquing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful place! Since I went just after Christmas, all the tombs had this beautiful Christmas wreath... That really touched my heart. Beautiful for a quiet site :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A true reverent place for our war hero's to be intered. No wonder Jakie Kennedy had JFK brought here as the Peoples President

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Gladstone, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I have wanted to visit this sacred place since I got out of the service, and finally made it. Every American needs to visit this place at least once, the people there made the sacrifice to make sure that you have the opportunity and freedom to visit or not as you choose. We walked to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier... More 

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Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Another must visit in your life. Absolutely amazing how beautiful and serene this cemetery is. You really feel the beauty of the spirits as well as the sacrifice of those laid to rest here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a must see. It was very peaceful and one of the most humbling experiences ever. The graves are in such a prestige order and beautifully aligned with wreaths on each grave site. Also, there are many statues throughout the cemetery to look at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you haven't visited the national Cemetery and see the rows of white stones, do it on your next visit to DC. You'll appreciate the sacrifice of men and women in uniform. Go to Section 60 to visit graves of soldiers and marines lost in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We have seen Arlington in the movies several times over the years, but nothing prepared us for how truly impressive this site is. We spent several hours there (not planned) reading the names of fallen heroes. I was particularly impressed with the manner in which it is maintained and that every single stone had a beautiful wreath. This site has... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A place of respect and history. One cannot describe the feeling when among the hero's of the past and present of this great country. The diligent attention to detail and personal touch to families is nothing short of amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Astounded by the sheer scale of the place. It was an honour to visit and would recommend anyone to spend at least half a day there. Visit JFK's grave site and see the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unkowns; it's like nothing I've ever experienced before

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Attended the funeral of a dear friend on 1/12. He was a Lt Col in the Army and decorated Vietnam helicopter pilot. There was a chapel service at the Old Post Chapel. He had full military honors complete with band, horse drawn caisson, and bugler. So proud to be an American!

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