Arlington Tourist Attractions
The famous county of Arlington is best known to visitors for two famous attractions: The Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon. The county is home to just over 200,000 residents and features over 200 parks, 86 miles of jogging/biking trails and 14 community centers.
Perhaps the most famous cemetery in the United States, Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place of some of the country's most well known people, and thousands of soldiers.
The Pentagon in Arlington is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. The building itself, known for being the highest occupancy office building in the United States, is a five sided building with a central courtyard. The Pentagon has seven floors, two of which are underground.At 6,500,000 square feet the Pentagon holds 29,000 personnel. The architectural style is known as Stripped Neo-Classical and it took 16 months to build with crews working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
ATTRACTION IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED.The Newseum in Arlington is an interesting concept - a museum all about the news. Visitors can review and relive important events from the past all captured by the news media. The Newseum features a variety of exhibits including Pulitzer Prize winning photos, editorial cartoons, and a Newsmania Quiz Game among many others.
Ball-Sellers House was the mid 18th Century home of John Ball, a local farmer in what is today Arlington. The home, which is actually just a rustic log cabin, typifies dwellings during this time period. As the oldest standing home in Arlington it is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register.
DEA Museum & Visitors Center
The DEA Museum was established in 1999 to educate and inform the American public of the long history of the DEA.