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Pentagon Memorial

1 Rotary road, Arlington, VA 22202
703 697-7351
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Ranked #6 of 39 Attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I have been to the 9/11 Memorial in NYC several times, but this was my first visit to the Pentagon Memorial. I have to say that it is one of the best memorials I have seen. Every element is significant, and they come together in a very meaningful composition. The architect for this memorial was extremely gifted, and the selection... More

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New Palestine, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The reality of being there and the beautiful memorial that was created brings to reality of what really happened that sad day!

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ARKANSAS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

visited this at night and it was beautiful. layer out very well and the story of how it was designed and how each monument is set is very interesting.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was our first visit to the Pentagon. Everything I read indicated that we could not take our camera with us, so we left the cameras and cell phones with cameras in the car. However, when we got there cameras were being used in the waiting area where there are exhibits and a cool podium. There were also pictures being... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If I could separate out the memorial itself from the logistics of seeing it then the memorial would be 5/5. Make sure to read up on the symbolism or find a difficult-to-track-down map/brochure that explains it. The memorial is beautiful but so much more powerful when you understand the. meaning. Unfortunately it is difficult to find, signage is confusing, and... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Very well done memorial to the 9/11 victims. A walk from the Metro stop or Pentagon City Mall. The docents are knowledgeable and answer all questions. Heart tugging and a must see for those visiting DC.

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Michigan
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We traveled to the pentagon memorial at night as we were told that was when it was most memorable.....and they were right. The lighted benches stretched far and wide and on an evening that held just a bit of misty rain, the mood was reflective and memorable.

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Arlington, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I went to the Pentagon Memorial today after driving past the sign for many years. I did not read anything about the memorial ahead of time and did not know what to expect. The memorial does honor each of the individuals who lost their lives on 9/11, however, its abstract nature takes away from the intended emotion of the memorial.... More

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Bergen, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The memorial is beautiful but oh so sad. You really should go if you're in the Washington DC area. It's a metro trip away and well worth it.

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Central Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This memorial is simply and professionally done. Given it's location adjacent to the crash site it is easy to imagine the horror that unfolded that day in 2001. I found it a fitting tribute which gave plenty of space to walk about and contemplate those events and, more importantly, those that lost their lives that day.

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