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The Pentagon, Arlington

Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Arlington holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Pentagon and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It needs significant advance planning to secure a place on a guided tour of the Pentagon - we only heard less than 48 hours before our visit that we had been approved. Arriving early we were directed ...  read more »
  • Getting to go into the Pentagon for a sightseeing tour was very enjoyable. If you love history and want to see 9/11 sites this was a good sample. Details of all things done to keep us up and running w...  read more »
  • For our tour we had a young, beautifully turned out Army guide, who walked backwards the whole time - up and down escalators, even. The tour is a full on walk (I think you walk a mile and a half, all ...  read more »
  • THIS PLACE IS TE GOVERNMINT AND DAY GIVED US BAD EJUCATIONZ AT SKOOL. also they give us bad pizza at schools
  • Very fun. Souvenirs are great and the food is pretty good. Tour was fun, but crowded. Not a lot to see and tour was crowded. Tour guide was bad. I would suggest going but don't make it a priority if you have limited time in DC. Also, don't bring guns.
  • I walked threw seen the new hackers some were really hot! So who do you think is smarter the ones with the back ground check or the hackers that do illegal scruff like steal the CIA email,I guess if you put a ship of gold in the harbor and said he dare pirates to steal yar gold while we watch with guns in hand,I figure no one would show up,but maybe the government using out side hackers ,,,,I mean when they have places such as West point ,ect,maybe rich and powerful people giving only positions to society children who on most levels are ignorant trust fund baby's, the future government brain pans must come from a lower society,I can only imagine them same trust fund baby's sitting their scoffing at others while the US government goes deeper in dept, but I am sure if a couple hundred of them fly to Las Vegas for a conference about it they can figure out how to have more conferences and pay local police less
  • The's a mini city and I love it. I would probably hate it however if I had to work there everyday. The hustle and bustle of this government facility is indeed overwhelming and at times intimidating. Considering it is technically our military's official communication center for all branches around the world is quite impressive, not to mention the imposing leaders that work here. I was visiting on business and had to register through the visitor section. After I showed proper identification I was given a badge that stated, "Visitor, No Escort Required." Others had some badges that required escorts. After which everyone goes through a screening process, similar to an airport. No big deal. I actually feel safer already. I wasn't here too long, but this place has everything from a CVS to credit unions. dry cleaners, jewelry stores, flower shops, food courts, etc., it's amazing. But in a jist all they are saying is that once you are at work you should have NO reason to leave the building until it's quitting time...pretty crafty! I couldn't...I'd lose my mind. And not to mention cell phone coverage in the Pentagon is pretty much null and void. How very depressing. The Pentagon also offers some amazing tours. So if you aren't terrified and have a good background I'd say the Pentagon is worth visiting. Enjoy!
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