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DEA Museum & Visitors Center

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Address: 700 Army Navy Drive, DEA Headquarters, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone Number: 202-307-3463
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An educational and historical trip through the lifecycles and effects of...

An educational and historical trip through the lifecycles and effects of illegal drugs in America.

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I had read about the museum and decided to make visit. This is a hidden gem. You can easily spend a hour looking at the exhibits and reading all the very interesting stories... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New Britain, Connecticut
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

DEA Museum is in the lobby of a large office building so is not readily recognizable though easy to get to as it's right next to the Pentagon City Metro. It has a lot of information/history/details about the drug cartels/industry, health impacts, war on drugs, etc. This museum is very small and, although very informative, there is so much more... More 

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Thank Eva C
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A high-security facility full of contraband and seized property. Another of those "obey the rules" locations in DC.

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Thank DCMark1
Copenhagen, Denmark
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37 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read about the museum and decided to make visit. This is a hidden gem. You can easily spend a hour looking at the exhibits and reading all the very interesting stories behind.

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Thank TravellingFemaleDane
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112 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Small museum dedicated to the evolution of drugs in the US. Really interesting and informative. There is no fee to enter and it will take you a bit more than an hour to get through. There is an audio tour available so if you have a smartphone and earbuds, it is a nice guided tour.

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Thank jguifarro
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

If you happen to be heading to the shopping mall is it worth heading to the museum. It is very small however they do have books, etc... you can take home. We always enjoy the drugosaurs book. Wouldn't make a special trip out to it however if you are in the area is will not take much time and it... More 

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Thank 15432015
Maine
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134 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

A very educational free museum, chock full of thoroughly researched, informative displays and memorabilia centered on the history of drug use & its effects on society, as well as DEA operations over the years. Older teens and adults with an interest in these topics (or history buffs in general) will find more than enough to satisfy their curiosity. The exhibits... More 

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Thank MomME50
Arlington, Virginia
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This small (and free) museum has information about the history of narcotics, such as the Chinese opium addiction. The museum also has information about the US history, issues with drugs, and current challenges. The museum has also featured information about the Mexican drug challenges.

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Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
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39 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This was a nice museum that was very informative and interesting about how drugs have changed over the years.

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Arlington, Virginia
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is definitely off the usual metro-DC museum track - I'd never even heard of this place until I moved to the area and happened to wander by. This simple and understated museum documents the history of drugs and efforts to curtail their use, going all the way back to the opium wars (recall your grade school history). It is... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Definitely worth checking out if you are in Arlington! A very interesting place for anyone looking for information on the DEA.

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