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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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Wisconsin/Washington D.C.
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107 reviews 107 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Historic must-see for all Americans. If you have anyone elderly or with difficulty with walking up hill, etc. make sure you purchase bus transportation for them.

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phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We timed our visit for the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown. It was very moving, and considering the temperatures, the Soldiers doing the vigil were incredible. We have so much to be proud of!

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Tamarac, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Visited in June while on vacation in the DC area. The cemetery is huge and requires lots of walking if you want to see the key features (Kennedy grave site, Tomb of Unknown, etc...) We took the tram and it was well worth it. My niece (15) described the visit as "depressing" because she did not fully grasp the history... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Take time to walk around and view the many grave sights. Beautiful grounds and a truly moving experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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77 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Very moving memorial with a great information/ visitors centre ( though they don't sell water r other drinks there so bring your own). There was a funeral on there during our visit and we felt a little disrespectful accidentally coming across this whilst there.

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

I would definitely include a visit to Arlington National Cemetery in any trip to DC area. Just witnessing the changing of the guard at The Tomb of The Unknowns is worth the stop. I would suggest riding the tram. It stops at the Kennedy graves, The Tomb of The Unknowns, and Arlington House. There is an excellent view of DC... More

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petal, ms
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We rode the tram because it is hilly and a long way around. Younger people may like walking, but those who are older and not in good shape may prefer the ride. Stops at the Kennedy eternal flame, tomb of the unknown soldier where the changing of the guard occurs, and an historic house were very interesting. The tram tour... More

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omaha, ne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

There isn't anything to not like--what an awesome memorial for men & women who fought for our country-- bonus--learning so much more about Arlington than i knew before

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

I have lived in the DC area over 25 years and feel this is a must see for visitors. Amazing history abounds. Puts into perspective the millions who have served to protect our country over generations. Put on your walking shoes though and plan to be on your feet a lot.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

A must for DC visitors. The changing of the guard is amazing. To gain a better insight go to YouTube and watch "Arlington:Field of Honor". It give you some great info that does not come out during the tour. My kids loved it.

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