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Tomb of the Unknowns

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
(877) 907-8585
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Ranked #1 of 33 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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Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If visiting the cemetery, this is a must-see. Please go. Just go and stand and think. Silently. Appreciate the honor, the oaths, and the military precision of this place. Think of what it represents in American history. Think of the sacrifices made that impact your life every single day. Please control your children; this is a space of reverence and... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Tomb of the unknown solider was nice to see in person. Also, was able to witness the wreath memorial followed by taps. If your in the DC area this is a must see!

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Arlington
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113 reviews 113 reviews
46 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Every time I go to the cemetery, which is often, I go with some specific attraction in mind, and find half a dozen other surprises. Last month, when I was watching the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns, the hat blew off one soldier's head in the middle of the ceremony. The other picked up the... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Be sure to wait for the changing of the guard and also listen to the tram tour guide's explanation of the oath these soldier guards take for their lifetimes. You will be impressed.

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Changing of the Guard is spectacular!!! We've seen it multiple times and will see again and again. No talking, smoking or moving around during the changing.

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It never ceases to move me to tears after numerous visits. One Nation, Under God, INDIVISIBLE...thanks to these brave souls. franki

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This, the Marine Corps memorial, and the northern corner of the National Cemetary are all next to each other. They are also about three blocks walk from the orange line subway in Rossyln VA. (and anywhere worth seeing you can get to in DC via subway is much better than driving). You can do all three in a half day,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It was an incredible sight to see, I got a great position on the right side of the stairs. They take it very seriously, make sure your quiet and respectful. I would recommend you pay for the trolley tour it only cost $9, but was well worth the price.

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

In 1921 it was decided to honor the unknown dead by burying an unidentified American soldier from World War One at this site. Since then unknown soldiers from World War Two, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War have been buried here. The Vietnam soldier was identified by DNA testing in 1998 and the body disinterred and the remains returned... More

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Central NJ
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Must go for the changing of the guards. The ceremony was so touching. Was definitely the highlight of my trip to Arlington.

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