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Address: 1400 Defense Pentagon, Arlington, VA 20301
Phone Number: 703-228-3988
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The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense are housed in...

The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense are housed in the massive Pentagon, whose five wedge-shaped sections represent the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Fast paced but interesting tour

How can you visit DC and not visit the Pentagon?! It's FREE, it's interesting, and you get a glimpse of what goes on inside. We requested our tour online, months in advance. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Jacksonville, Florida

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is not a review from someone who took the visitors tour, but from someone who used to work here ages and ages ago. So be warned, what I'm quoting is from memory and long before 9/11/2001. During my days as a defense contractor (still am one but now working at APG), one of my best assignments was for an... More 

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Plano, Texas
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with the family (teen kids) who have been learning about the US history and government. We all had a great learning experience visiting the Pentagon

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a huge government building as you could see on TV or newspaper for it. Best way to get to the Pentagon is to use the Metro subway or Metro bus. Sign up for a tour for the Pentagon and a Marine/solider will give you a guided tour. All government workers (military personnel, contractors/sub-contractors, & civilians) works.

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Thank like2travel1976
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A city within a city. Very interesting. They have tours. Don't miss the memorial. One of the "obey the rules" places in DC.

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Arlington, Virginia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Built without steel, using the gravel from the river bank this massive complex was built under budget and ahead of schedule. A rare Federal government feat. It is a centerpiece of your DC visit but mostly a drive by visit except for the 9/11 monuments. Go the speed limit though the property, often referred to as "the most satellite covered... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless there be a tour for the insides (again needs to be booked online i believe and quite a long wait time) - there is really nothing worth seeing from the outside. the train station at Arlington will bring you right next to it - but unless you work in it or have a security clearance - the view of... More 

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having spent half my adult life in the military, and half of that in this building, it seemed like a good thing to do this to share that experience with some friends. Almost every day working here in the 90s and the noughts, I would see tours and hear sound bites that were excellent. I was disappointed that this didn't... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

How can you visit DC and not visit the Pentagon?! It's FREE, it's interesting, and you get a glimpse of what goes on inside. We requested our tour online, months in advance. You are able to request a day and time through their online booking and will be notified by email if you are approved, usually within a week of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first time in DC area & I had to go a least view the pentagon from the road. & even though it wasn't very close, it was thrilling to see something with so much history behind it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you plan this visit well in advance. Have to register online weeks out. Then get there early to get through security. All this for a walking tour. Lots to see but nothing very special. It's free so maybe a plus for some.

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