The Pentagon, Washington DC

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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 Washington DC trip itinerary using our Washington DC trip itinerary planning website .
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  • We took the pentagon tour which lasts about 45 minutes. They take you through the main hallways and let you see the 9/ll memorial which is built on the side that was hit by the plane in 2001. The tour is mostly interesting because of the information you learn, but you don’t really see anything too wowing. No pictures are allowed and you need to stick with the tour at all costs. Two service member will be with the tour, one in the front and one at the back.
  • One of the most impressive/important buildings/facilities in the United States. It serves the American people well. Take the tour, and walk around all five sides of the building. USA #1!
  • I've taken the tour 3 times and I always see new parts of the building which is nice! The tour guides are very friendly and are happy to answer (reasonable) questions. Security is stringent but friendly. The appointment confirmation always says you have to be there an hour before your tour, but if you get there 40 minutes before you're totally fine too. And oh, it's usually quite cold in the building (even in the summer) so make sure you bring a sweater!
  • Beautiful architecture and nice environment! Worth visiting if you get the chance. Everything from the building to what it represent makes it worth your while. Truly a sight to behold and a most to visit whenever you are passing by! However, it is surprisingly hard to steal governmental secrets, and even harder to find out the truth about Area 51 and all the facts they are keeping from us. We ALL know that they cover up the fact that the world really is a cube and that they spies on us through rectal thermometers, but they keep insisting that they know nothing about it!(!!!) Even the barista at their Taco bell looked at me like I was crazy, but I KNOW! She is one of them! One of the lizard peoples. I know, and I am on to them... Still a nice tourist destination, though!
  • Food was great, service was slow, but there were a bunch of these middle-aged white guys telling me my presence on the site was a threat to national security or something. But whatever, still got some free alien fetuses and a "I trespassed on the Pentagon and all I got was this lousy shirt" so it wasn't completely pointless. God Bless America and eat my bum bum.

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