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Address: 1400 Defense Pentagon, Arlington, VA 20301
Phone Number: 703-228-3988
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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you can't take pictures

Nice place to tour with family or friends. Get scheduled to take a tour inside. (walk-in is not allowed). Downside is you cant take pictures, even outside the building.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Only my trip I only drove past it, but I am sure it's one the most famous buildings in the world, not sure if it's possable to have a tour around guess with all the paranoia you won't get in?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The Pentagon tour last about an hour, and there is way too much to see. The focus is on the site of the 9/11 crash, but the tour takes you all over the building. The airman (or soldier or marine) who leads you on the tour will tell you more than you could possibly remember. It's a great experience.

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

People do not realize this is a museum! So many incredible artifacts from the US and its allies to preserve democracy. Enjoy!

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We followed the signs to see the Pentagon Memorial and they all said no parking. After driving in a circle, all around the parking lot, we left, feeling a bit frustrated not being able to get out of the car and see it.

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Luzon, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Nice place to tour with family or friends. Get scheduled to take a tour inside. (walk-in is not allowed). Downside is you cant take pictures, even outside the building.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The Pentagon is an impressive and massive building. The architecture is amamzing. You can reach it pretty easy with the Metro, just a couple stations from the City. A really must do. BTW it is prohibited to take Pictures.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The trip to the Pentagon is a nice change from the museums and other attraction tours. The tour I joined was very interesting and mainly told us about the history of the building, there are some good displays to quickly look at on the way round and the tour guide was fun and engaging.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This building is simply stunning, massive and well maintained. Be sure to go and visit the 9/11 Memorial where they pay tribute to the lives lost in the airline crash in 2001. The Memorial is very moving, well laid out and a nice place to play your respects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My wife was able to schedule a tour & we finally made the trip back to DC. On our previous visit we were able to visit The White House but were unable to visit the Pentagon, I truly enjoy visiting places of historic significance & I was not disappointed. The tour guides were very friendly and informative but the tour... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Just another important stop on my DC visit with family. i got to see where my son-in-law works and felt like we were getting a behind the scenes tour. Amazed at this City in a building. A must see when going to DC

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Additional Information about The Pentagon

Address: Address: 1400 Defense Pentagon, Arlington, VA 20301
Phone Number: 703-228-3988
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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