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DEA Museum & Visitors Center
Ranked #22 of 104 things to do in Arlington
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Owner description: An educational and historical trip through the lifecycles and effects of illegal drugs in America.
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This was a small museum but enjoyable. We walked in at 4:30 PM and finished by 5:00 PM. We came upon it walking back from the Pentagon.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We rolled the dice on this one and I will give it an OK. Not a WOW, but an OK. We were a family of 4 and the kids got bored quick. I got more out of it. There were a few really cool smuggling exhibits and guns. I like history so It was great to read on the history of the DEA. We got rushed out at 4pm sharp, so plan to go before 2pm if you want to give it a good look. We got 45 min in there and I would have liked another 1/2 hr. 2 hours would be the most you could spend in here.

Its easy to get to via the METRO. Go to the Pentagon City stop which exits into the pentagon city fashion mall. When you come up to the ground level floor go out the nearest exit and its directly across the street at the end of the block by the freeway overpasses. Be prepared to go thru a metal detector and screening to get inside. They wont allow liquids in but security will put them aside for you to reclaim on the way out. The gift shop was closed by the time we came out. There is no charge for admision. Its a lesser known museum in DC, but if youre into law enforcement it would be worth your time.

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4  Thank Saskheat
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

You'll learn some VERY interesting facts in this tiny museum slipped into the ground floor of the HQTRS. Very near the Pentagon.

Thank Ronniejean
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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Even though it was a small museum, it was packed with a lot of information. Gives you a good intro and history and it has very interesting artifacts. We spent about an hour, not reading everything but picking what to read about.
Worth circling around looking for a spot so that we can go in.

Thank TravelDaWorld23
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

The museum is rather small but shows the evolution of drugs from the 1850's to the present. The museum displayed a lot of paraphernalia from the drug culture. There was a book there that had pictures of regular people ( I guess their families submitted the bios) and what drugs they took and how they died. A lot of the people in the book were in their early twenty's. The museum is only open Monday through Friday. I would recommend parking at the mall across the street. Please note that you will have to go though a security check to get in the museum.

1  Thank 1Jaybee1
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