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Address: 1400 Defense Pentagon, Arlington, VA 20301
Phone Number: 703-228-3988
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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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See our Military Center----Your Life is in Their Hands

We did not go inside, but we drove around it----then went on to the nearby Arlington Cemetery. The 5 sided Pentagon is a low rise building that is immense. The colors are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Darlington, South Carolina
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Darlington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We did not go inside, but we drove around it----then went on to the nearby Arlington Cemetery. The 5 sided Pentagon is a low rise building that is immense. The colors are subdued---nothing flashy, but very military in tone.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

my Wife and I had a tour of the Pentagon last Friday (Feb 2015) and throughly enjoyed and learnt a lot about a building and institution that we really knew nothing about. We had 2 tour guides (Airmen) and they were very approachable and knowledgeable. We saw the exact place where the plane hit on 9/11 and it was sobering... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Pentagon is truly magnificent. It is a structure that embodies power both visually and professionally.

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Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a must see attraction. I was lucky enough to do a tour with an employee at the pentagon but there are also group tours available. The history within is truly amazing.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have heard about pentagon and was very excited to see this place. i traveled to Pentagon through Metro however i was unable to see the building . i was little conscious as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Booked the tour over the Internet before we flew to Washington. We arrived at the metro station and quickly got through the airport style security you need your passport. Got into the room where we had to wait with a couple of opportunities for photographs the only ones you can take on the tour. We where took around by two... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Visited the Navy corridor, Army corridor, Marines corridor, Air Force corridor, and all the Five Stars, Joint Chief of Staffs, Ground Zero, 9/11 Memorial, the Chapel, briefing room, news room, media room... A lot of history!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The building is immense; the empty courtyard in the center is 5 acres!! Tour is uber-professional; military guides show you interesting displays, hallways and sites in this historic building. Visit the Pentagon Memorial after a tour; arrive early--it can draw big crowds; schedule a tour online in advance if you can.

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Durban, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We had to go to the Pentagon on our 1st visit to DC. I did not consider to take a visitor's tour and after reading the reviews, perhaps should have. All I actually wanted is a kind of elevated photo of the pentagon shape of the building - almost a "been there" tick only. Well, if that is why you... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I had no idea civilians could visit the Pentagon, and certainly no idea that it contained such a fabulous collection of art. I am so glad I had the opportunity to explore this fascinating building.

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