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The Pentagon

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Address: 1400 Defense Pentagon, Arlington, VA 20301
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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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The site is surprisingly accessible to so many people. They do so good job controlling the flow of people and cars. I have visited a half a dozen times for business meetings. Each... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The great collection of art and artifacts on display in the miles of hallway space inside this enormous office building is unknown to most tourists who come to D.C. with a desire to explore American history, and they would be surprised to discover how much there is to see and learn here.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The site is surprisingly accessible to so many people. They do so good job controlling the flow of people and cars. I have visited a half a dozen times for business meetings. Each time, my only complaint would be the badging office and long lines to get screened. It takes entirely too long even when you register ahead of time... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pentagon offers daily tours of the building but they must be requested with weeks/months of anticipation and require a background check. Be prepared to provide social security numbers for everyone in your party. Security is tight. The tour is an hour long and there is no stopping for bathroom or water breaks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have any military background you will find your interesting. The building several shops and eateries for the people working there. The tour does take you down long halls with virtually no one around, makes you wonder who works here? The tour does not want to take you too restricted areas and that is understandable.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't expect to see anything secret, but I was surprised to see all the shops - florist, luggage, candy, bookstore, etc. it was like walking down the aisle in a large mall. There were several eateries, too. It felt like we got the bum's rush. The guide walked us through many long corridors decorated with a variety of displays... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found out how to get a tour of the pentagon earlier this year and immediately applied online. The first time I applied, I had forgotten about the date that I had chosen so when they sent me a confirmation email I wasn't prepared to travel to DC so I had to cancel. I immediately reapplied and arranged my transportation... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was here 17 years ago, before 9/11 and had a great visit. The second time around was less impressive. They just show you empty corridors and food / shopping outlets. The interesting things have been scrapped. You do get to see the 9/11 memorial inside. Our guide was new, and spoke in a way we could not understand. Half... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What makes up the strength of our Armed Forces is very well displayed here. Learn the history of the services from their inception to know. Extremely informative and tours are extremely well conducted with members of the United States Armed Forces. Proud to be a veteran.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easiest way to get there is by subway or bus. We didn't really figure out the parking very well. First time we went we parked in Pentagon City and walked. Second time we stayed at the Residence Inn which was an easy walk to the visitors entrance. You will need your ID.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our friend gave us a personal tour and it was amazing. Try your best to visit as many wings as possible. The art and history that is recorded is amazing. Security is tight so don't act stupid...it IS a base for those who don't know.

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