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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This is a must see, Changing of the Guards. From the moment they start to the end you have to see to comment. Wonderful feeling watching them.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We were there for the changing of the guard. Wow, what an experience. I do wish people would understand the need to be quiet during this, even though the Sergeant told them to do so. Why don't people respect the process? Anyway, it was a great experience and I am glad we were there to see that. Makes you very... More

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you are in the area, you must witness this first-hand. Changing of the guard every half hour on the top/bottom of the hour.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Watch the tomb guard from the Army's Third Infantry Regiment, "The Old Guard", perform an immaculate sequence of 21 steps, pause 21 seconds, and repeat. Watch the changing of the guard, where one tomb guard is relieved of duty by another. The relieving guard is inspected from head to toe by a commander. Silence and respect is expected of the... More

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Amsterdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

VERY impressive! Gave me goosbumps! Lots of walking to get to the Tomb but everything is well kept and easy to find. There is no shade on the steps here so bring a hat and sunscreen.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I was i awe at the perfection in which the Changing of the Guard was done. It was perfection at its best. The control, the respect in which it was done, it was a wonderful experience. I would see this again many times over.

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Marysville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Nothing can prepare you for the feeling you get when walking among the tombstones and watching the changing of the guard. It was sad, special and gave you a sense of pride at the same time.

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Dallas, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this especially the guards. I had never seen this and it was enjoyable. The metro access makes this an easy trip.

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Livingston, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Arlington Cemetery was much bigger than I thought. Lots of walking. There is a shuttle you can take for $9 but we figured we would get some exercise and walk it.

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Festus, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It is an honor to pay tribute to those who died serving our country. The changing of the Honor Guard and the silence showing respect is something everyone who visits this area should witness. Highly recommend.

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