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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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You must plan your visit and tour in advance because there are security screenings required. This five-sided building was built to support the four main military departments... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You must plan your visit and tour in advance because there are security screenings required. This five-sided building was built to support the four main military departments. What is inside generally shocks most visitors.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Almost always guides in the USA are fantastic. But not here. The guide was shouting like he was on drill and constantly walking backwards which seemed ridicoulous to me. Also there was nothing improvised, even the jokes were planned. Everything was very military-like which is somewhat expectable, but would have been mouch more fun with a more civilian touch. I'd... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

After 9-11, the Pentagon has taken on the feel of a former battleground; a place of respect and remembrance. Also note that it's the biggest building in the world, HQ of the U.S. military, and a most impressive structure.

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atlanta, ga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My son and I had a tour time of 3pm and found the tour punctual which was refreshing. Our group was large so we were broken up into two groups which afforded us a very private-like tour. I don't want to spoil the effect of the tour so I will not go into depth. Let me just say it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was a great and informational tour led by Sgt Cisneros. His voice carried all the way to the back of our big tour. I encourage all Americans to take pride and tour this spectacular building to learn about our Armed forces! Buy your gifts before the tour, otherwise no other opportunity to return to the gift shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was littlraly three stops on my way from hotel,i wanted to see it anyway but no photos are allowed except in the memeorial area in front of the side that the plain went into ,they have done a great job in repairing it ,that you cant tell the difference ,

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Bridgend
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Most important thing to know is that this tour must be pre-booked online as you will get a specific tour time and date and also so security clearance can be obtained. Without doing this you will not get in. Once your tour date and time is confirmed you should plan to arrive at the Pentagon at least 45 minutes before... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Book tickets in advance to get your tour. Well worth a visit. Servicemen take you around the Pentagon, and give more detail about the building, activities and history. Arrive in plenty of time for your tour, gift shop is only at the beginning of the tour so buy items there if you want them - no going back afterwards. Whilst... More 

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Opelika, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were honored to view the Induction Ceremony of a WWII soldier into the Hall of Heroes held at the Pentagon. It was AWESOME!

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Belturbet, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were surprised that the bus station and train station are here. There are cameras every few feet but you really don't see security walking around making themselves known, maybe that works best for the government? Very beautiful place.

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