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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  • 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!
  • Prayers for wisdom for all at the Pentagon. America had nuclear weapons, first. Then helped other countries get nuclear weapons who then helped other countries get nuclear weapons. Then we go to war over them having them. Wish America would have never let any other country have them. Then we might not be in the situation we are in with North Korea. America is the only country to use nuclear weapons in war. Testing nuclear weapons by any country seems unwise since they put radiation into the world with each one. Prayers one day the governments of the world stop harming one another & live in peace without making everyone completely the same....
  • Gorgeous building, great people. 10/10 protection. Even my grandparents are too young to remember the last time there was an attempt at invasion that had a serious chance of success. Yes, there's corruption, but where is there ever not? Besides, most of the really eye-popping stories, ie the infamous $400 hammers, are the result of Congress giving the Pentagon money they explicitly say they don't want or need, and then making them figure out how to spend it so their budget isn't gutted the next year. The DoD is doing the best it can under those circumstances. Since it all has to be spent, I'd rather they make that money disappear by paying too much for stuff they do need, rather than buying stuff they don't that will end up in the landfill and eventually our oceans. These people bear no responsibility for that, they just do their job, and do it better than anyone else in the world. Hawaii won't be blown up for real anytime soon.
  • My sister works there and she gave me a tour which was so exciting all the history that’s pictured on the walls was amazing. Walking the halls being able to see pictures of some of the most important people in the world.

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