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Address: 700 Army Navy Drive, DEA Headquarters, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone Number: 202-307-3463
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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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MUST Visit when in WDC

The DEA Museum across from the Pentagon City Metro Station and Pentagon City Mall is a MUST VISIT when in the WDC Area. Use the Yellow or Blue Metro Lines. Plan for a couple of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The DEA Museum across from the Pentagon City Metro Station and Pentagon City Mall is a MUST VISIT when in the WDC Area. Use the Yellow or Blue Metro Lines. Plan for a couple of hours, and don't rush your visit. Afterwards, eat dinner down the street @ Chevy's or at one of the great restaurants in the Pentagon City... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

I did not get to spend much time here because I did not find out about it until my trip was almost over. I will be going back. It is so interesting! I teach a class on drugs at a University and this museum provides a great history of drugs in America. It is basically a simplified version of my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great experience and coverage of history. This museum is broken down into two sections; one covering history of illegal drugs and one covering over-the-counter medication abuse. The sections covering the history and story of illegal drugs was excellent but when you enter the section on over-the-counter meds, the museum changes drastically. It becomes boring and you are inundated with facts... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

See this sign every time I come home from Pentagon City Mall. Finally decided to go it on a "kick". My friend and I thought it would be a quick visit..but over 2 hours later...we left. It's a small museum, but packed with history presented with exhibits featuring videos, audio, reading and examples. We kept on saying "who knew" and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Lovely little museum. Wife was sceptical but we both enjoyed the visit. One drug simply fills the void when the authorities gain control over another, so it's a never ending task. Wowed at the exhibit of the tunnel under the Mexico border. Please invest an hour of your time then you can go shopping in Macy's or the mall across... More 

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Gresham, OR
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20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Let's start off with the obvious: Free is a Very Good Price! The DEA museum is small but crammed with interesting details on the history of drugs in the USA. It delves into the Chinese Opium Wars as background to the growth of the opium use in 19th century US society as the first significant recreational use of the drug,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This museum definantly has an agenda of presenting drug use in American society as the scounge of our existence and people can form their own opinion on the WAR on DRugs. BUT, even despite the slight appearance of propaganda ( including a list of all famous people and many common people killed by drugs in a binder near the door),... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

First lets say this is Free. Do check out their gift shop - they have a bit of a sense of humor. Parking garage located nearby - reasonable! Was 0-2 hours $2.oo 2-3hrs $3.oo 3-4hrs $4.oo 4-5hrs $5.oo 5-6hrs $6.oo Most reasonable parking in Metro area that I've come across. Do not know what street meter parking was. It was... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a small museum but enjoyable. We walked in at 4:30 PM and finished by 5:00 PM. We came upon it walking back from the Pentagon.

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Saskatoon,SK Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We rolled the dice on this one and I will give it an OK. Not a WOW, but an OK. We were a family of 4 and the kids got bored quick. I got more out of it. There were a few really cool smuggling exhibits and guns. I like history so It was great to read on the history... More 

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