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Family Vacations: International Spy Museum

Grab your undercover identity at the door and take a way-cool trip through time at the nation's only museum dedicated to the art of espionage. Spy gadgets famous spies and a cool gift shop are just a few reasons to come.

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  • 10 Strange Things in the Smithsonian's Collection

    10 Strange Things in the Smithsonian's Collection

    The Smithsonian Institution, America's attic, is home to some 137 million objects -- ruby slippers, presidential hair, shrunken heads, animal pelts and even dinosaur poop. What are 10 of the strangest items in the museum's collection? See more »

  • 10 Weirdest Museums You Really Should Visit

    10 Weirdest Museums You Really Should Visit

    Sure, you can easily find a museum full of dinosaur bones or ancient art. But what if you're really into gelato or weird medical devices? Or toilet seat art? See more »

  • How MoMA Works

    How MoMA Works

    The Museum of Modern Art (aka MoMA) earned its status by helping people understand the visual art of their time. It was also the first museum to focus solely on modern art from the day it opened in 1929. See more »

  • How much did the National September 11 Memorial and Museum cost?

    How much did the National September 11 Memorial and Museum cost?

    The events of Sept. 11, 2001 changed the face of New York City and the U.S. as a whole. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum was designed to commemorate the lives lost that day, but its creation didn't come without speed bumps of its own. See more »

  • How the Guggenheim Museum Works

    How the Guggenheim Museum Works

    When it opened in the fall of 1959, the Guggenheim Museum was a lightning rod for controversy. But today, the Guggenheim Museum appeases the art establishment and amateur art aficionados alike. See more »

  • How the J. Paul Getty Museum Works

    How the J. Paul Getty Museum Works

    What began as a small display in the Malibu home of oil industrialist J. Paul Getty has grown into one of the top art museums in the U.S. today. What can you expect to find if you visit the Getty? See more »

  • How the Louvre Works

    How the Louvre Works

    The Musée du Louvre houses some of the world's most beloved and significant artworks. However, it didn't start out that way. Would you believe that the place that holds the "Mona Lisa" used to be a fortress? See more »

  • How the National September 11 Memorial & Museum Works

    How the National September 11 Memorial & Museum Works

    Sixteen acres of land surrounding the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center are being rebuilt. Eight are devoted to honoring the victims. See more »

  • How the Smithsonian Institution Works

    How the Smithsonian Institution Works

    What do the Spirit of St. Louis, Dorothy's slippers and Mei Xiang the panda have in common? They're all part of the Smithsonian Institution's remarkable collection. But what's the mystery behind the founding of the "Nation's Attic"? See more »

  • How Wine Tours Work

    How Wine Tours Work

    Besides sipping plenty of vino, you'll get to stroll the sun-drenched rows of vines and perhaps even eat a few of the grapes. What else can you expect from a wine tour? See more »

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