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The Pentagon, Arlington
(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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  • Just the fact that we can now say we've been in the Pentagon made this tour worthwhile however the tour itself wasn't. You are guided through a mile and a bit of office corridors and a shopping mall. ...  more »
  • We booked this tour with the Pentagon a month or two before our trip and we had confirmation that we were accepted 3 days before the tour day. Certainly worth seeing, we were escorted by two marines, ...  more »
  • Apply on line from 90 to 14 days and wait for the email approving your visit. You have to supply identification numbers (passport number) and other information. I arrived early and used the time to vi...  more »
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  • It was a nice place but people was mad at our pet antelope and wouldn't let us bring him inside
  • Now there is a kpop group Pentagon please make a Wikipedia for then. Thank you very much!!
  • Interesting place if you get a tour. Not that interesting from the ground, you can't really appreciate it's shape, and I'm sure many people walk or drive past it without knowing. Be careful where you take pictures, it's not allowed in certain areas and not unheard of for the security to interrogate you and confiscate your memory card/film.
  • 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