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Pentagon Memorial, Arlington

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
Pentagon Memorial honors the 184 people who died in the attack on the Pentagon building on September 11, 2001. Each person is honored by an illuminated bench with his or her name set in shallow pools of water. When you read the names of those who perished inside the building, you'll face the spot where the plane hit the Pentagon. Turn toward the sky to read the names of those who were on board. At the memorial, you can dial a number to listen to an audio tour on your phone. The tour is also available online for listening and download. The memorial is the only part of the Pentagon complex where taking photos is allowed. Make Pentagon Memorial part of your personalized Arlington itinerary using our Arlington trip itinerary planner.
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  • The thought and planning that went into this Memorial is unbelievable! Each and every victim is remembered. Be sure to read the brochure for explanation of the details. We arrived on the Blue Line Met...  read more »
  • It was heartening to see such a moving a modern memorial truly reflection the sacrifice of people who lost their lives. A must visit place with family to pay homage to lost lives 
  • Tastefully done. Just makes me feel for the departed and their families. Very well done. Serene and sad at the same time. 
  • Very impressive memorial. Getting there could be little tricky if you are using google navigation. The lanes and signs are confusing. However, once you get there, you will forget all that inconvenience. It is beautiful.
  • An amazing, beautiful memorial. Visited it at night. Breathtaking and beautifully done. A must see.
  • There are 184 Granit covered benches here that signify those that were aboard the plane when it went into the Pentagon. This is a very unique Memorial it's very modern and contemporary and the names of all those aboard that plane or on these benches. A word to the wise make sure you park in a designated parking area. Make sure that you do not speed at all the Pentagon police enforce the rules in this parking lot they are some of the finest they are some of the best.
  • Incredibly moving tribute to one of America's tragedies, I found this particular site the most rewarding of all the places we visited during our trip to DC. It's a tough description to write, it's a very somber, quiet place, as it should be. There are benches representing each of the people we lost in this senseless event. I found it a nice place for reflection, and to remember those that we had lost. It is not hard, to encompass an overall sense of sadness while visiting here, while also coming to grips with the evil which lurks about in this world. While it's tough to say one "likes" the site of a memorial documenting such a tragic event, I will certainly say it is a proper memorial, one we can be proud of.
  • A solemn reminder of the 9/11 tragedy. It is best viewed at night when the memorial is lit. You can follow a pre-recorded tour or just wander through the memorial. It is made up of granite benches with the names of victims engraved.
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