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The Pentagon

Address: 1400 Defense Pentagon, Arlington, VA 20301
Phone Number: 703-228-3988
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Ranked #12 of 26 Attractions in Arlington
Type: Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense are...
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Type: Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

we stayed at Crystal City so we pass every day in front of the Pentagon, and we only saw , lots of cars parked, a cold building with lots of windows

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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

DId you know you can take a tour of the Pentagon? Well, you need to book it at least two weeks in advance- a longer window is recommended, given my experience. The tour is highly entertaining and informative. The whole place is set up like a museum, with exhibits lining all of the hallways, and you will find yourself wishing... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

You cannot pass up the Visitor's Tour of the Pentagon and the 9/11 Memorial. SO much military history, and one location where 20,000+ employees work everyday. Bring your ID's and your patience - the Pentagon is one huge, important facility.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Navy Honor Guards that guided us through the corridors of the Pentagon were excellent. Informative and good humoured they made what could otherwise have been a dull walk around an office block (a large, self contained and very secure office block) interesting and enjoyable. The corridors are lined with memorabilia, which our guides put into context with obvious pride.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If in the DC area and you have the time do it so that you can say you've been to this famous hub of power. Make sure you see the Hall of Heroes as it has a lot of information and stories about American Military Heroes that have earned the Medal of Honor. This is a working establishment and not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Note that you need to reserve your tickets at least 2 weeks in advance for security checks to go through. You will also need to arrive reasonably early to go through security and etc prior to the tour - make sure that you are on-time. Had high expectations on the tour of the Pentagon. The tour guides were amazing and... More 

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