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“Worth the stop” 5 of 5 stars
Review of DEA Museum & Visitors Center

DEA Museum & Visitors Center
700 Army Navy Drive, DEA Headquarters, Arlington, VA 22202
202-307-3463
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Ranked #22 of 36 Attractions in Arlington
Type: History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: An educational and historical trip through the lifecycles and effects of illegal drugs in America.
norcross
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19 reviews 19 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Worth the stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The placed gives a short ,but quality view of the drug world and the people who work for the DEA. The exibits show how things progressed over the years, to the drugs of choice now

Visited October 2013
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Cincinnati, OH
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Not much there right now”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

It took us longer to find this place and find parking in the mall garage then viewing this very small exhibit. But they did have signs up that they were expanding. So maybe after August 2013 there will be more!

Visited July 2013
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Magnolia Delaware
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Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Glad We Stopped”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

OK, given that a drug enforcement museum might be tough sell for the family it is really worth your time. Educational but not preachy. Soon to be better with the opening of a huge new gallery. Check out the awesome motorcycle that was seized from a drug dealer. They have fact sheets for anyone doing a school report or for parents. Free and pretty impressive.

Visited July 2013
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We loved it, Museum is closed but the history of this site is amazing. You learn so much about the DEA that you don't realize that it more than the United States that is involved. Would go back again.

Visited April 2013
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ARLINGTON
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6 attraction reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Surprisingly interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Having lived in Arlington for many years I finally decided to check this place out. I spent a couple of hours reading all of the display materials. I found the early history of how drugs came to this country and became an epidemic and the consequent growth of drug enforcement to be the most interesting. There is also a lot of info about various drug busts, including materials confiscated during these events. Turns out the DEA is now largely focused on prescription drug abuse and production.

I would not recommend this to families with small children or early teens since there is a lot of reading to do. Parking is located at street meters and mall garages nearby. Metro is a couple of blocks away.

This museum can be easily combined with a trip to the Pentagon and Air Force Memorials nearby.

Visited November 2012
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