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The Pentagon

1400 Defense Pentagon, Arlington, VA 20301
703-228-3988
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Ranked #15 of 35 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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Morehead, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were approved for the tour of the Pentagon. I had reservations after reading other reviews on here but I really enjoyed it. Yes it's a lot of walking (a little over a mile) down hallways and seeing closed doors but the tour guide gives you lots of historical information about all branches of the government and the building. A... More

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Bakersfield
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Just the thought of being in the Pentagon is an awe inspiring experience. When you consider the decisions being made on a daily basis and the history of those who have worked there, it is just awesome. The building is huge with very nice art work and other historical items throughout. The chapel is sobering and reading the stories of... More

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W. PA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

First off take all of your ID with you and your inviation or you will not get in. Second make an apointment time for the tour it is super! So much info here you never even realize how many miles you just walked when you are finished with the tour. The 911 memorial area is another tear jerker everyone should... More

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Oviedo, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our tour of the Pentagon. The Honor Guards are your guides throughout the tour. The tour moves at a fast pace which we liked very much. The memorial is beautiful.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Although was hard to book a tour, it was totally worth it. Tour guides were very informative and friendly. Full of entertaining facts about the Pentagon and Defence Department. Would recommend to others.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It can be exciting to see the world's largest office building and the Headquarters of America's military, and you will learn a lot about our Country's history, but don't expect a lot of memorable visuals or views along the way. Take your kids when they are old enough to walk a mile or two (after waiting in long security line... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The pentagon is nice but we cannot take picture. In fact, one of my colleague was approached meanly by the pentagon officer as she took pictures in the pentagon memorial area.

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Atherton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Booked a tour but didn't really know what to expect, fascinating tour made all the more enjoyable by our two Army tour guides with their quick wit and humour.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

You cannot just "stop by" the Pentagon and expect a tour. In order to get inside and tour this enormous building, takes planning and some advanced preparation. Be sure to visit the pentagon's website to find out what is needed to get in on the very informative and well led walking tour. The tour covers only a small fraction of... More

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New Haven, Michigan
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The outside of the building is deceiving. Inside the building is quite impressive and overwhelming. To say huge/gigantic is an understatement. Anything or any store including grocery stores you can think of -- you can probably find it in the pentagon. If you are in town, it's definitely worth your time and the trip.

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