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“Mostly an Ordinary Army Base!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Myer

Fort Myer
Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22211
703-696-3944
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Ranked #17 of 34 attractions in Arlington
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: An important post of the Army's Signal Corps since the Civil War, Fort Myer is home to the Army Chief of Staff and the Army's oldest active infantry regiment and was the site of the first military test flight.
Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Mostly an Ordinary Army Base!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

If you have no experience with the military, you may find the guard station interesting, and the dorms, Base Exchange, bowling alley, and chapels, etc. Generally, it was an ordinary Army base. It was more beautiful than most, because of Arlington National Cemetery in the background, and the lovely trees.

Visited May 2013
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latrobe
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98 reviews 98 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“The Home of Arlington's Tomb Guards and Funeral Details.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Where the Tomb Guards live is a beautiful Post. The back entrance into Arlington Cemetery and the Old Post Chapel showcase the start of a Soldiers Final Review. Stand quietly and reverently and see the gentleness and caring manner provided to those on their way to burial at one of the many famous areas within Arlington National Cemetery. If you or a loved one has ever served our country you will be impressed with how the men and women of todays military honor those of today and yesterday.

Visited March 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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313 reviews 313 reviews
124 attraction reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
“Nice little post”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This post has a lot of history and we had a good time while we were there. We drove around and saw the different sites.

Visited February 2013
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Bowling, even for non-military”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We love the inexpensive classic bowling alley at Ft. Myer. You have to go through an inspection to get on base but the low prices and family atmospher make it a great place to hang out with friends and bowl a few games. The wine selection leaves a lot to be desired but what do you really expect from a bowling alley. It's fun, not fabulous.

Visited July 2012
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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“Access Limited”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We visited onm a Saturday and ran into restrictions and closed gates. The signs were not helpful and one does not know that a gate is closed until one gets there. Not tourist friendly.

Visited October 2012
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