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The Pentagon

1400 Defense Pentagon, Arlington, VA 20301
703-228-3988
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Ranked #14 of 33 attractions in Arlington
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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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Didn't have the opportunity to tour the inside of the pentagon as all tours were full months before our arrival. The pentagon memorial is tastefully done, paying respect to folks who died on 911... Very nice how the parameter is outlined with the birth years of those perished.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've had the blessing to tour the Pentagon twice. To roam its halls and view the wall displays is to ead a sanitized but detailed tour of American Military contributions to our nations history. I appreciate the insights into other countrys contributions too, such as the Anzac displays. Its a great place for our kids to see the "halls of... More

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We nearly didn't do this tour as our visit was only approved the day before we travelled to Washington DC from England (in spite of requesting it several months before) - lucky I had a laptop to check emails whilst there. However, we are so glad we didn't miss it! It was extremely interesting and a longer, slower tour would... More

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Williston, Vermont
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We took a tour of the Pentagon and learned soooo much. Many things changed after 9/11, there are beautiful displays to honor vets and those killed on 9/11, and the size of the place is unreal. It might not sound like a lot of fun to tour the building but it is worth seeing. Some of the original stairways are... More

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Defiantly enjoyed my tour at the Pentagon it gave me a small sampling of all the military branches.The outdoor 9/11 memorial was nice and it has a audio tour accessible by phone.

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Georgia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the armed forces. He walked backwards the entire tour. Engaged all age groups and shared personal experiences as well. Very respectful young man. We parked at the Pentagon City Mall for $4 and spent a couple dollars on the metro. We were able to shop and dine after the visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My wife, son and I visited Washington DC and the Pentagon tour was one of several activities that were planned and the one that all of us anticipated the most. We spent about 45 minutes walking down hallway after hallway and other than seeing the indoor 9/11 Memorial, the tour was quite a letdown. There were photographs and displays on... More

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evesham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Being accompanied by serviceman in full dress uniform walking backwards while reciting facts and figures is certainly different! Not a very informative tour but interesting to see inside the Pentagon and worth a visit if you have time to spare.

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Had a full tour of the inside of the Pentagon, as well as the 911 Memorial in the back. LOTS of walking but well worth the experienced. The hallway rings of the Pentagon have many displays and pictures reflecting the history the of military. branches to look over-forensic search for MIA's was my favorite!

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ENGLANDERS IN N. IRELAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

You need to book this well in advance, but will not have your trip confirmed until a couple of days before your panned visit. Very interesting tour with lots of facts and figures, and very sad when you are shown where the jet struck the building.

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