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The Pentagon, Arlington

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The headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, The Pentagon is the largest low-rise office building in the world. Spanning 11.6 hectares (28.7 acres), the facility hosts a working population of about 24,000 each day. On a free tour, you'll walk 2.4 km (1.5 mi) through the building and learn about the five armed-service branches of the U.S. Military-- Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force, as well as the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff. Admire the Medals of Honor displayed in the Hall of Heroes and pay your respects at the September 11th Memorial. No photographs, video, or audio recordings are allowed during the tour. Reserve your spot online at least two weeks in advance, and view the list of accepted identification, which is required for visitors 18 and older. Add The Pentagon and other attractions to your Arlington trip itinerary using our Arlington trip itinerary planning website .
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  • Outside the Pentagon is no big deal, but inside is an entire city. Very pretty! Much respect for history of American armed forces.
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  • The most interesting thing to see is the Memorial outside, to access need to book well in advance and I don't think it's worth it having other major attractions to visit. Still, it was exciting to see live this important building often entered history for the decisions here were taken.
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  • Haven't went inside but the building is nice and the memorial to 9-11 deaths is nice. If your in the area stop by the memorial.  more »
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  • Not easily accessible, tours are offered on the website and need to be preplanned. The tour itself was great and provided a rare opportunity to see the Pentagon. The hallways are lined with display cases showing historical pieces. The tour guides are very knowledgeable. I highly recommend.
  • I really enjoyed the tour in the most word popular place with the great shape building!
  • It's pretty dope place. They only have to work on their coffee but other than everything is pretty good
  • Overall was a positive experience; the tour guides were very knowledgeable and kind but I must admit, the breakfast in bed could use some work. Not sure if i'd stay overnight again.
  • The president was delicious and he tasted like an orange pop tart.P.S. I hack you guys with a calculator.

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If your trip to America's capital city doesn't include a big budget for accommodations, consider staying on the other side of the Potomac River in the county of Arlington. You’ll find a good selection of both expensive and economical hotels inside Washington, D.C., proper, but staying in Arlington county removes you from the big crowds and allows you to choose from a range of budget-friendly inns and motels. This area also offers extended-stay apartments, many located near the Ballston neighborhood's metro stop.
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