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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We greatly enjoyed the narrated tour despite the fact that the areas toured were quite public in nature. Do not expect to see anything remotely "secret" or "classified". Our guides were excellent and provided a personal perspective on working at The Pentagon as well as a "just the facts" dialogue. If you want to take this tour, you must apply... More

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The tour of the Pentagon takes you around some of the halls around the building while the guide explains interesting facts about it. It's very informative and you can ask as many questions as you want. I really enjoyed seeing the inside of the building and learning about it. The outside memorial is a must-see, very touching and beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Didn't do the tour as had been told by a state department employee we'd only get to see corridors. So we took the metro to Pentagon and visited the 9/11 Memorial which is a very moving place. Thanks too go to the very engaging, informative and entertaining Pentagon police officers who were on duty the day we visited. They were... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Although only an office block it is also a bit of a museum but you only get a short whistlestop tour 9/11 memorial is a must see

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Winchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We booked our tour well in advance and it was worth seeing inside this amazing building. The tour was interesting - especially as our Marine guide walked backwards throughout the whole tour!! We got to see the Memorial inside The Pentagon for the 911 victims - a very quiet and sombre moment to the tour. Only downside is that you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The tour was absolutely brilliant. The guides were excellent, their knowledge very good. It has some very unexpected features inside it, and this is a tour most of us would never expect to be able to do. The site of the attack inside the building is very sympathetic, though never had time to see the chapel. The memorial is so... More

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nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The tour of the Pentagon was absolutely fascinating. There were surprises at every turn. The military guides were articulate and had great senses of humor. Most inspirational and emotional was entry to the "Ground Zero" chapel, site of the 9/11 plane attack on the building. The tour of the adjacent memorial park, which honors the victims who were inside the... More

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