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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  • You have to book online no more than 3 months in advance for this, and don't get authorisation until very close to your requested date. We got our authorisation for the tour on the day beforehand...  more »
  • THEY SAY MORE IS MORE…. ….which is something I finally began to understand after viewing this; the biggest office building in the world. I mean the place has its own SUBWAY STOP and BUS STATION (and....  more »
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  • There are Starbucks and areas where you can eat, the coffee and food is very expensive, so you better eat at home before visiting the pentagon. Safety here is extremely so don't try anything strange that makes your journey is concluded. Believe me, you will enjoy a lot of this experience.
  • If the people only knew how many Pentagon buildings there are and have been that perfectly line up with this one around the world.. It also lines up with Stonehenge..

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