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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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Long Island, NY
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Don't miss it, The honor bestowed on these unknown soldiers is deservingly reverent. We took the bus to get there.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

a great way to honor our fallen - and a great place to share with your kids. They never leaver there post even when a hurricane came in they stayed...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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341 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

They require reverence here, so be ready to respect that. Be sure to make the stop here and pay respects to these soldiers. Very moving, and honestly, it's a stunning view as well. What a wonderful final resting place for those who gave their lives defending us.

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

As an ex-navy officer I can appreciate the honor and significance of the Honor Guard duties. I feel so proud when i visit and in our last visit we got to see a full Taps reef dedication. Don't leave D.C. without going to Arlington Cemetery and visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It will change your life.

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Passaic, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

All ages will get a kick out of the changing of the guard ceremony. Easy, free. need more words to hit 50

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NYC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Changing of the guard is awesome. It was very dignified and you can see the tradition. It is really something to see while you are there.

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Alexandria, VA
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Set on a gently sloping lawn with a full view of the Potomac and Washington beyond, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a powerful reminder of the sacrifice of so many in the wars that involved the US. The single soldier tracing and retracing his steps in front of the monument is a signal for reflection on the price... More

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Arlington, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

No one should visit Washington without seeing the Tomb of the Unknowns. It is so compelling and so historical that we all need to be cognizant of the sacrifices made for our collective benefit. There's a reality to all that, and this brings it home.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Even on a super hot humid day, I got cold chills as I stood in silence and watched the changing of the Guards. My suggestion is before you visit, even if you are on a escorted tour. Check out the following web site. WWW.arlingtonalcemetery.mil There are lots of facts and information to help with you visit. Such as why the... More

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Can be a very moving experience. Depending on the respectfulness of the crowd. Important American experience

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