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Tomb of the Unknowns

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
(877) 907-8585
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Ranked #1 of 35 attractions in Arlington
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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Arlington, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you visit DC you must go to Arlington Cementary and watch the changing of the guard. Section 60 is where many of our newest Heroes are laid to rest.

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Waterford Works, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

you'll need to take their trolley, it's to much walking, It was very hot, I would do it in cooler weather.

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Phoenix
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There is nothing not to like about this. Sit quietly and watch the guard. Try to catch the changing of the guard. When it begins stand quietly through the ceremony. Count to 21 for everything the guard does as everything is for 21 seconds or 21 steps.

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Bryan, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We have been to DC several times but this was the first time to Arlington Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknowns. We were able to see the changing of the guard and that was very moving. I highly recommend this stop.

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Reston, Virginia
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51 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We just came back after a 4 hours visit of ANC and this was certainly the highlight of our trip. It's about 20 minute walk from the visitor center. We took the tour (ANC tours) of the Arlington National Cemetery and this place was its 2nd stop. visitors mostly come here to watch the change-of-guard ceremony. It's a very moving... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If going to DC this is a must see experience especially for veterans and children, even if in the rain. The changing of the guard doesn't take long, but will put pride you for your country and service member. Do not try to drive, but take the metro, the traffic getting there is terrible.

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Otley West Yorkshire
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the tomb of the unknowns as we are both ex forces. As we arrived we were lucky with our timing as we were able to witness the changing of the guard. Precision marching at its highest level. Very moving, quite a large crowd had gathered and you could have heard a pin drop. After the change had been... More

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McAllen, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Amazing place to visit. Saw the ceremony of the changing of the guard at the tomb, WOW. Highly recommend

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The changing of the guard ceremony was quite moving and inspiring. Definitely worth the time to visit here!

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wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

very moving and worth seeing even my kids were in awe of the changing of the guard and what the tomb of the unknowns meant

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