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The Pentagon

1400 Defense Pentagon, Arlington, VA 20301
703-228-3988
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Ranked #16 of 39 Attractions in Arlington
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Type: Government Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense are housed in the massive Pentagon, whose five wedge-shaped sections represent the five... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This was one of our favorite tours. Request at least 14 days ahead of time as you have to pass background checks. You will be amazed at how big and informative this tour is.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Took forever to get in. Saw nothing of interest. Security took forever by the way as well. When I got there I hadn't eaten. Then after starving in a room full of strangers for an hour security finally allowed me to just waltz right in. There was no food to be found anywhere. I left hungry and disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We booked this visit 2 or 3 months in advance but only received confirmation 2 days before the visit. All the emails stated not to bring cameras or cell phones but most people did as the only instruction inside was that they had to be switched off during the tour. We wish we had known this before as we left... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Pentagon tour (free of charge) after waiting about 2 weeks to get authorised, was 'ok'...a bit of an anti-climax, but it was still good to be in the building. We stopped at the site in the building where the plane hit, though could not spend much time in there. We were walked along all the 'public' areas....and saw how... More

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Lancashire, England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this visit to the Pentagon but, apart from the fact I can now say I've been to the Pentagon, I took away nothing from the experience. It's 6 months ago now, so let's see what I remember. 1. Inept security. The place needs security but the entry screening process was a joke. When their... More

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West Palm Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Everything was great, except one thing. All the information we received about touring the pentagon specifically said don't bring a cell phone or camera, because there is not a storage facility or lockers. I was fine with this, as it pertains to securing our nation's defense. We haven't been on a day trip without a phone very much since the... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We applied over three months in advance of our visit and got to know we had been accepted two days before we left the U.K. Our large party of visitors from a few different countries were split into two groups and our guides, one at the front walking backwards all the time and telling us all about the different aspects... More

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very disappointing visit. You have to walk very fast in corridors without time to stop or look at exhibits. No time for question, you have to understand english quite well , and honestly nothing to see. Not worth booking in advance!

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Relatively simple, but tastefully done memorial honoring 9/11 victims. Unless you have handicapped permit, there is no onsite parking. So, take bus or plan to walk some distance. We saw in morning; however, it's open to public 24/7. We suspect it may be more striking if viewed at nighttime.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

this is a big building and you can see it from the hotels or drive by it. not sure if they will let you in the building.

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