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International Spy Museum: The Permanent Exhibit

International Spy Museum (Washington, DC)
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attended Apr 29 2013

Really awesome time. The Bond exhibit was very well done and the props were amazing. We intended to spend just a few hours but so much to see we ended up being there most of the day!

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attended Jul 14 2013

Really great museum! Kind of wish that we would have waited until the fall or winter because there were soooo many people there. It was a bit difficult to take time to enjoy the first few rooms because they cycle in a new group of people every...continued

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attended Oct 17 2010

Really had a good experience. The only word of caution is to allow yourself enough time (two hours or so) to walk through and enjoy the entire museum experience. Do no recommend rushing through it.

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attended Jul 19 2014

recommend that you go w/an online discount site as the full fare is quite high. the museum itself is interesting but they have bottlenecks that cause unnecessary waiting in the beginning. they have a lot of history going back to wwi up to 90s...continued

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attended Aug 01 2012

So many exhibits. Very informative. Definitely kept my kids' attention. I especially liked how the various exhibits had things to read, listen to & touch. Very child friendly. Younger children, especially those who cannot read, would be bored...continued

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attended Apr 30 2013

Spy Museum is a very interactive museum where they give you a spy identity and actually allow you to be a spy in action.Me and my friends enjoyed it alot.

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attended Aug 01 2012

Terrific exhibits, tons of info on all aspects of espionage. But you really can't get through it all in two hours unless you skip things. My 11-year-old and I were there for almost four and saw everything. The museum really isn't appropriate...continued

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attended May 07 2014

Thank you to Goldstar support for rescheduling this tour based on bad weather last week. Interesting interactive exhibits as well as informative displays....except that I cannot reveal anything else.

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attended Jun 23 2011

The exhibit featured purely historical artifacts, with not much insight into modern espionage. The attempt to engage with modern topics was more about terrorism, employing scare tactics for effect, than "spying", per se.

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attended Jul 26 2011

The exhibits are certainly glitzy and well-designed, sometimes too much so for the amount of actual information they convey. The feel is more Disney than museum. Biggest negative: Most of the interactive devices we tried were out of order,...continued

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attended Dec 08 2012

The exhibit was okay. Since I am from the DC area, I am used to being able to go to high quality museums for free. While the museum is a decent quality, I don't know that it is worth the high entrance fee.

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attended Jul 27 2014

The exhibit is well thought out but there is quite a bit of reading involved. We then did the Spy in the City which was enjoyed by all & took about an hour to do - within a 6 block radius of the museum.

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attended Jul 31 2012

The general tour of the place was jam packed with incredibly awesome information about what it takes to be a successful spy! You will definitely have a fantastic time walking down the historical path of the evolution of the spy world! One day was...continued

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attended Nov 12 2011

The Grandma's took the Grandkids on a day out and had a blast! The reduced rate left the Grandmas some extra cash for lunch. Their only concern was the layout didn't all their largish (6 kids, 2 grandmas) group to stick together very well

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attended Jul 07 2012

The historical sections were the most interesting. I would advise spending less time in the first few generic "spy stuff" rooms, and conserving time and energy for the American Revolution, World War II, and Cold War sections.

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attended Jun 26 2011

The International Spy Museum is a really fun and interactive museum. The material covered in the museum is comprehensive and in-depth in its historic and international coverage, and you'll be amazed by the number of items the museum has...continued

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attended Oct 14 2011

The International Spy Museum is just OK as far as I am concerned and not worth the price of regular admission. the displays were interesting, but it got a bit redundant and boring. If you are really into that kind of stuff it might be more up...continued

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attended Oct 23 2011

The International Spy Museum is an amazing place! Although it doesn't give details about current "spy" techniques, it gives a great overview of past trade craft. We have a six year old who loved it, not as much as my wife and I!!! The cool...continued

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attended Nov 20 2011

The International Spy Museum was very interesting and well worth the price of admission. We enjoyed the visit very much. It takes about two hours to see everything. There is something of interest for all ages.

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