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The Pentagon

1400 Defense Pentagon, Arlington, VA 20301
703-228-3988
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Ranked #16 of 37 Attractions in Arlington
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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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York, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We applied over three months in advance of our visit and got to know we had been accepted two days before we left the U.K. Our large party of visitors from a few different countries were split into two groups and our guides, one at the front walking backwards all the time and telling us all about the different aspects... More

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Paris, France
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Very disappointing visit. You have to walk very fast in corridors without time to stop or look at exhibits. No time for question, you have to understand english quite well , and honestly nothing to see. Not worth booking in advance!

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Atlanta, GA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Relatively simple, but tastefully done memorial honoring 9/11 victims. Unless you have handicapped permit, there is no onsite parking. So, take bus or plan to walk some distance. We saw in morning; however, it's open to public 24/7. We suspect it may be more striking if viewed at nighttime.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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216 reviews 216 reviews
49 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

this is a big building and you can see it from the hotels or drive by it. not sure if they will let you in the building.

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Scotland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Worth spending the time pre booking the visit. It takes a little while to get through security, as you would expect. Once you are on the tour you are walked through corridors mainly with various artefacts and displays. The only disappointment is not being able to take any photos of the medals and other things on display. You get to... More

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Hamilton, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Diamond in the rough so to speak. This Memorial is beautiful. So simple but awesome at the same time ! Be sure to stop and see and pay your respects

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Auburn, Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I wanted to visit the Petagon because it is a symbol of the USA, so as foreigner living in the US it is something that must be see. The people inside the building were very nice, but a little too tense but I imagined that is normal due to the place. The inside of the building is impressive, it look... More

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Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Pentagon offers free tours if you request in advance at least 14 days. Many people are turned down who just show up. Just like the White House, you MUST have a tour requested in advance. Upon entering the Pentagon there is tight security of course. Several men with assault rifles on guard as well. For the tour itself, do... More

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Kenton, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Memorial was very humbling experience to realized how many lost thier lives and the ages. Pentagon was larger than what i expected.

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Canon City, CO
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I didn't know anyone can take a tour - I was over there for work and noticed the tour window. Get online and schedule yourself a tour! The Pentagon is a cool place the the tours look to be very professional and interesting!!

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