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The Pentagon

1400 Defense Pentagon, Arlington, VA 20301
703-228-3988
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Ranked #16 of 36 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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Hamilton, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I really liked my visit here. My friend took me on a guided tour, and he really showed me some cool things. They have exhibits everywhere, and you can see where the plane hit, which is horrifying and humbling. I recommend a visit if you can.

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Belfast, N.I.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Didn't visit inside but it looked a foreboding place in the late evening light. Was a Saturday evening and not muck happening.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

we had to apply for this visit 3 months in advance and the confirnmation email only arrived the day before the visit , so make sure you have access to your email on vacation. A young soldier escorted us around the building and gave a very informative tour. The memorial to thos who lost their live in 9-11 was very... More

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Quito
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Whenever I have the luck to visit Washington DC, I manage the time to go around its parks and monuments, but somehow the design, shape and outlook of The Pentagon have always attracted me in such a way that I need to stop by and take some pics again and again. I like it better from the plane during take... More

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Toronto, ON
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We really enjoyed the guided tour of Pentagon. Remember that you have to book at least 2 weeks in advance on their website. The tour was 1 hour and it basically leads you through the hallways of Pentagon and the 9/11 memorial, but it was great to be guided by an actual Marine who walked backwards throughout the entire tour... More

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