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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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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Definitely worth checking out if you are in Arlington! A very interesting place for anyone looking for information on the DEA.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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19 reviews
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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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Independence, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited this museum while in arlington for the day. If you have interest in drug abuse then you will find this worthwhile. I work in healthcare and found the section on legal drug abuse to be interesting. It won't take long to go through this- I would guess 30-60 minutes for most people.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It should be on the list for every school kid that visits Washington. Exhibits shows history of DEA and gives insight into an Agency that prefers not to make headlines as they work in the murky shadows of the drug world.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I saw the sign outside the museum on my way to our hotel and decided to look up some information about it. Reading the reviews from other people really helped and I incorporated it into our museums to visit during our DC vacation. I do not regret it. My teenage daughter and 10 year old son found it to be... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have gone to this museum several times, it is closed on weekends and Monday's, but it is a great museum to see. It's not large and doesn't take a lot of time to view, but has some very interesting exhibits.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Located in an office building across the street from Pentagon City Fashion mall. Even though it is a busy street to cross, there are walk signals and a wide median to wait for the next walk signal. Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10am to 4pm. Free. Museum is smaller, but not busy. There is also a small gift shop... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you have an interest in law enforcement or want to see how the DEA came to be and some of their major cases as well as drug abuse history in the United States, this is a great place to visit. There is a self tour, a self audio tour or if you are lucky, the curator may be around... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I love the DEA Museum, despite the old fashioned exhibits and unusual setting. The museum is on the ground floor of DEA HQ in Arlington, in the shadow of the Pentagon. Museum-goers pass through the same doors as agency personnel on their way upstairs to intelligence, operations and administrative offices. The exhibits don't seem to have been refreshed much in... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I've read about this museum, but wasn't able to get to it on our last trip. It was less than a 5 minute walk from the metro station. Very friendly staff and very informative. I recommend taking about 45 minutes to an hour for the free audio tour (and you get to keep the ear buds, nothing fancy but good... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Plenty of street parking. Very interesting - had driven by on numerous occasions and decided to finally check it out. Good for families - will capture and hold everyone's attention. Highly recommended.

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