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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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Good tour.

This is a good 40 m tour that kids love. It is free and you can easily take the Metro there. Great tour leaders.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The tours of the Pentagon are incredible and a must on a trip to DC. You need to book well in advance and may need to wait until the day before for your status to be approved - we did! The pace is quick of the tour and you walk a long way so wear comfortable shoes.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a good 40 m tour that kids love. It is free and you can easily take the Metro there. Great tour leaders.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

What an honour to have a tour of the Pentagon. I applied about three months before my visit and got my confirmation email once I was in the country. Not a very long tour, about an hour but it covers everything you want to know. Very sobering to walk down the corridor with the donated quilts remembering 9/11 and to... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great place to visit just to say you've been there. Otherwise there's not much to see. Would have been nice to see from above.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Went to see this in July 2014 - I thoroughly enjoyed the tour as there are lots of interesting facts and artworks inside, but the majority is corridors. By all means go see it but if you don't like walking through corridors a lot then don't!

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I'll keep this short. Unless you like hallways, don't bother! Yes, it was nice to see the memorial grounds. Yes, it was also kinda cool to see the decorated military guides walk backwards while talking the entire time but those were the only things that made the trip here worth it. I wasn't expecting to see a drone bomb targets... More 

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San Dimas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This tour would not be interesting for little kids, but our teenagers and adults loved it. It is full of lots interesting information, deals, as you would expect, mostly with branches of the military. Just be aware that this guided tour is all walking and they keep you moving along, so there is no time or place for sitting down.... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you can secure a tour reservation, then you should definitely go. Once you enter the Pentagon you soon realize how big it is. The tour is well narrated and is all walking. i think you walk about 1.5 miles in total. The hallways you enter are filled with information on the walls and pictures, models, etc. Read fast because... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a 50 minute tour of very long corridors, lined with potentially interesting exhibits, photographs and information that you are given no time to stop at. Some of the narrative from the young serviceman was interesting - the Pentagon has its own air supply and food stocks to keep employees fed for 6 months on lockdown - though the... More 

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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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