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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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Large and winding but worth the visit

The historical significance a coupled with the shear size of the facility make it an good visit if you have the time. I toured long ago as a child but I have had the opportunity... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Personal tour by a family friend who works there. The memorial area are was so humbling. Ate lunch at the courtyard. Cool feeling to be inside the most secure building in the country.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Obviously the security of the Pentagon is important. But it has been made so important this isn't worth visiting as a tourist. No pictures are allowed except at the memorial, and you really can't get close to the building. It is interesting to walk around it and get a sense of the scale of it but I wouldn't go out... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have toured the Pentagon 3x times and I learn amazing things each visit. I have an amazing respect for all the people who work here and protect our freedoms. Book early- this is a "must do" item if in the area

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Woodway, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As a veteran and my husband the son of a career military man, we thought it would be great to visit the Pentagon and get a glimpse of the center of it all. You do get a glimpse, like from a fast moving train. It was interesting going through all the levels of security screening, becoming reacquainted with the hurry... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The historical significance a coupled with the shear size of the facility make it an good visit if you have the time. I toured long ago as a child but I have had the opportunity to visit professionally on several occasions and I do enjoy it. It is simply impressive to see the home of our military and to appreciate... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Although the personnel were great as tour guides, I hoped to see where some of the work was done, learn in general what's going on. What you get is a tour of a few hallways with historic pictures and stories of the branches of our service and a couple facts about the building. You do get to see the "inside"... More 

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Darlington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We did not go inside, but we drove around it----then went on to the nearby Arlington Cemetery. The 5 sided Pentagon is a low rise building that is immense. The colors are subdued---nothing flashy, but very military in tone.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

my Wife and I had a tour of the Pentagon last Friday (Feb 2015) and throughly enjoyed and learnt a lot about a building and institution that we really knew nothing about. We had 2 tour guides (Airmen) and they were very approachable and knowledgeable. We saw the exact place where the plane hit on 9/11 and it was sobering... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Pentagon is truly magnificent. It is a structure that embodies power both visually and professionally.

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Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a must see attraction. I was lucky enough to do a tour with an employee at the pentagon but there are also group tours available. The history within is truly amazing.

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