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Tomb of the Unknowns

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
(877) 907-8585
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Ranked #1 of 36 Attractions in Arlington
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Guarded around the clock by the Army's 3rd infantry, this memorial in Arlington National Cemetery honors unidentified American soldiers from the two... more » Owner description: Guarded around the clock by the Army's 3rd infantry, this memorial in Arlington National Cemetery honors unidentified American soldiers from the two World Wars and the Korean War. « less
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

If you are near Arlington, you must go see the Tomb of the Unknowns. During the summer months they do the changing of the guard every half hour. So stick around to see it!!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

When I am in the DC area I try to make a visit to the Tomb of the Unknowns. Such a sobering place. I could sit there and watch the soldiers walk their post and the changing of the guards for hours. It is a place the reminds me of how lucky I truly am to be an American.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Conor R says it perfectly in his review. I hope he does not mind copying his comments, since they couldn't explain it better: " watching the guards execute flawless drills, and seeing the level of commitment to fallen comrades and the sanctity of the space fills one with pride and evokes tremendous feelings." We've been told there is no bigger... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The ceremony of changing of the guard is a must see for every visitor to Washington DC, excellent, you could hear a pin drop

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Crestline, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Really cool to see. You can go inside the building and look at the museum part and also while we were there they did the changing of the guards. That is def worth seeing. You could spend all day in that cemetery, but for us it was a quick stop and we got there just in time to see the... More

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Milford, Massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Sitting in the blazing sun watching the guards execute flawless drills, and seeing the level of commitment to fallen comrades and the sanctity of the space fills one with pride and evokes tremendous feelings. Must visit.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The ceremony is sacred. Unfortunately, there were several tourists chatting throughout the changing of the guard which was disrespectful.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Beautiful ceremony. Humbled by it. The tram is well worth it and gets you there right on time on the half hour.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We took the tour. It was a very somber thing to do. It is not appropriate for restless children. It is hard to find the shuttle after the changing of the guard.

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Dayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Where do you start from a place like this. This was our first visit to Washington D.C. and to the Tomb of the Unknown. By all means it won't be our last. What a gret place to show your kids and children what life is about and the freedome we have. To my family this was a place of much... More

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