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The Pentagon

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Address: 1400 Defense Pentagon, Arlington, VA 20301-1400
Phone Number: 703-228-3988
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The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense are housed in...

The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense are housed in the massive Pentagon, whose five wedge-shaped sections represent the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Interesting experience but not for everyone

I think it's very cool to visit the aren't agin with the history and meaning and little shops, but most kids aren't impressed. Plan time to get checked in.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Aslan-Betti
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Haymarket, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was lucky enough that my friend in Maryland has a good friend that works in the Pentagon. She was able to take us on a private tour. We got to see a lot of areas that the normal tour would not allow you to see. I walked down a hall and BOOM, there was the Secretary of Defense's office.... More 

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Faridabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a chance to visit this place on our way back the hotel and stopped here to admire the night view, which is really amazing. A helicopter hovering above the building added its own charm!!!

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Moline, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am always amazed at the feelings I feel when I see and/or visit the Pentagon. I grew up in the army and married into the army and I feel a strong sense of patriotism when I see this building. Not only is this building the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, it is also one of the... More 

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Paris, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very emotional seeing the Pentagon for the first time. It is not what I expected. There are lots of people, from many nationalities. There is lots of traffic. I often took the Metro from there. I have to say I felt pretty intimidated.

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Haymarket, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think it's very cool to visit the aren't agin with the history and meaning and little shops, but most kids aren't impressed. Plan time to get checked in.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great tour and an awesome tour guide. Wish we could have spent more time to read things along the corridors. The one hour tour could easily have been three hours to get more and more information. A+++

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable tour, guides answered every question and were very impressive, especially when walking backwards down an escalator! Good little shop and definitely worth a visit.

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Repentigny, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought visiting the pentagon would be a very special and unique visit, but it turned out to be disappointing. You'll see few shops inside the pentagon, then see memorials and see the 9/11 crash site. Thought it would have been better

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I signed up for tour well before we left home. I don't know if you can just walk up to it. Our check-in was quick and efficient. The website said to get there one hour before tour but we were done with security check and waited around for about 30 minutes for tour to begin. If you want anything from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The memorial was beautifully done and a nice tribute to those who lost their lives in such a tragic and horrific way. Take the train because it is out of the way otherwise. Worth the long walk to the memorial.

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