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International Spy Museum: The Permanent Exhibit

International Spy Museum (Washington, DC)
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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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attended Jan 28 2012

The International Spy Museum is a must-see for everyone, not just tourists! What I loved so much was discovering the gadgets and techniques spies have used and continue to use in secret operations. The museum's historical, chronological display...continued

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attended Aug 02 2012

The International Spy museum was interesting although I do wish it was a little bit more interactive. The first room you go into tells you to select a person's story and remember the details, but then as we went through the museum there was no...continued

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attended Oct 04 2013

The International Spy Musuem was very interesting. It was easily visible and close to many good restaurants.

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attended Jul 06 2011

The kids & I loved it. However, the museum does not pass out maps so it's a bit difficult to know what's coming and how long to spend where. A/C was a bit sluggish in the orientation movie. Also, the cafe has good food as well but don't order...continued

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attended Aug 12 2013

The kids had a fun time and was glad we found tickets through goldstar and saved money!

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attended Dec 17 2012

The layout is chaotic. The content is out of date. The ground level is totally dedicated to 007 with all of the movie clips and paraphernalia. It is a total waste of time.

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attended Jul 16 2014

The majority of the interactive exhibits were broken. The crowds were so big that it was impossible to really see anything. The experience starts with great promise by asking you to remember a new identity then falls flat by doing nothing after...continued

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attended Feb 23 2010

The museum is nicely done with interesting exhibits. My friend and I enjoyed it. However, it would not have been worth the regular 18$; 9$ is a very good deal.

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