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International Spy Museum

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"The International Spy Museum is a must-see attraction for any espionage enthusiast. This unique museum offers an interactive and immersive experience, with exhibits that explore the history of spies and espionage from ancient times to modern-day. Visitors can try on disguises, decode messages, and test their own spy skills in interactive exhibits. The museum is popular and can get busy, so it's recommended to purchase tickets in advance or visit during non-peak hours. The admission cost is $24.95 for adults and $16.95 for children, and includes access to all exhibits and experiences. Located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., the International Spy Museum is just a short walk from other popular attractions such as the National Mall and Smithsonian museums. Other nearby sights to explore include the National Portrait Gallery, Ford's Theatre, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum."
"The International Spy Museum is an independent non-profit history museum which documents the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of espionage. It holds the largest collection of international espionage artifacts on public display"
"Head up the elevators as directed by museum staff. You'll receive a spy badge and a secret identity. Explore the exhibits while you progress through your spy mission. Budget 2.5 hours to get the full experience."

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Come with us for a whirl-wind trip to the capital city! This trip is planned for a Friday-Sunday weekend but could be adjusted to any 3 day travel window. DC is a great weekend destination because most activities are centrally located, and a majority of the museums and monuments included in this itinerary are completely free! Additionally, this trip is a great example of what you could expect if you book my "Premium Itinerary" travel services. 🧳Trip summary Day 1 - Travel & settle in Day 2 - Memorials & Government Day 3 - Museum highlights Why this guide? 📒 Hyper-detailed itinerary. This isn't your basic list of suggested activities & restaurants. Your days will be covered down to the minute, including time allotted for travel between activities and recommended transportation options. 🎟️ Advance ticket purchase recommendations. Avoid the lines - and disappointment - by booking tickets ahead of time. You'll be guaranteed entrance and will enjoy walking straight in, past any lines for ticket purchases. Special call outs for combo tickets to bundle and save will also be included where available! 🧾 Location-specific packing list. This won't be a comprehensive list (surely you've remembered your socks), but it will cover some key items to toss in your bag for a truly great experience at your destination. 🏆 Honorable mentions. Unless you booked a one way ticket (jealous!), you've only got a limited time to explore. The suggested itinerary includes my opinions of the best choices for first time visitors with general interest. Feel free to swap those out with any of the honorable mentions. ✨ And finally... If you are looking for a more tailored experience with a unique twist based on your interests, travel dates, and more, a custom itinerary may be best. I look forward to helping bring your vacation vision to life!
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