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Pentagon Memorial
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Oak Park, California
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197 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

First. No photos. Next, while our Army private tour guide was a personable fellow, there's only so much he can do. The tour of the facility is impressive, but ultimately it's just a big giant office building. You can't really stop along the way and see much. You can get the same information from a book or the internet. It's an hour long tour, but you could skip it. The 9/11 Memorial is nice, but you don't need a tour for that. Give yourself 20 minutes and that's all you'll need.

Visited October 2013
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Worth your time”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

The Pentagon tour will take you past the interior entrance to the memorial but won't spend much time there. It can be accessed from the outside by walking around the parking lot. It's a solemn experience, especially when you start looking at the the year the victims were born. It's quiet and reflective.

Visited December 2012
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Rio Verde, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“cannot be missed”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

It is hard to get to.......if you are taking a tour no problem. Do not follow the historic brown signs. Personal parking is best done at Pentagon City and then walk thru the tunnel to the memorial. It is impressive. I have been to all 3 and each memorial represents their own participation in 9/11. To see how close the flight route was to everything in Washington takes on a different feeling than when you just see it on the news. A lot of thought went into the design of this memorial - even down to the direction of the benches (facing towards the Pentagon the person was on the plane and facing away from the Pentagon the person was in the Pentagon).Make the stop. It is well worth it and take the time to experience it. Very moving.

Visited November 2013
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Southern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Respectful memorial to be seen”
Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

This memorial should not be overlooked. The design beautifully honors the people who lost their lives who were in the Pentagon and on the flight. The benches for each person with their reflection pool is nice with the direction of the bench to represent if they were on the flight of the ground is nice.
It is also situated in a perfect location between the Pentagon and Arlington cemetery. You can see the Air Force Memorial from this memorial, but you should drive the few minutes to see it also.
The directions to the memorial is not easy, drive into the memorial area. Stay to the left once in the parking lot and go as far three the end of the lot to parking lot.

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Adelanto, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

I had the unbelievable experience of viewing the Pentagon couple of weeks after the horrific plane flew into this Hugh beautiful building. Words cannot explain how I felt.

Visited November 2012
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