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“Great for kids and adults!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum
800 F Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202-393-7798
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International Spy Museum
Ranked #74 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Driving
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Opened in 2002, the International Spy Museum provides interactive exhibits and contains the most extensive collection of spy artifacts ever displayed.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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“Great for kids and adults!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was our first time to visit the Spy Museum. What fun to go on a spy mission! Museum is great too!

Visited June 2014
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SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thank you for visiting the International Spy Museum and providing feedback regarding your visit!
We're happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring the ever-changing field of espionage. We also appreciate you taking an hour out of your day to save Khandar in Operation Spy and hope your team was successful on your mission!
Thanks again for choosing to spy on us!
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Traverse City, Michigan
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“Cool stuff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was a little pricey, but the exhibits are worth it. The interactive spy part of the visit is a bit hokey for older kids or adults but younger kids would have a blast with it.

Visited June 2014
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SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thank you for visiting the International Spy Museum and providing feedback regarding your visit!
We appreciate you taking an hour out of your day to save Khandar in Operation Spy and hope your team was successful on your mission!
Thanks again for spying with us!
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“Good Family Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Super fun exhibit that both adults and kids loved. Worth the trip over. We liked the whole Bond Villain exhibit including James Bond's Astin Martin with all the gadgets. My biggest recommendation is to look online for discounts - Don't pay full price. Make sure you eat at the Shake Shack next door!

Visited June 2014
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SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thank you for visiting the International Spy Museum and providing feedback regarding your visit!
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed visiting the museum and hope you will return as we are always looking for recruits to participate in Spy in the City. In this mission you are armed with a GPS-interactive device and embark on a high-stakes operation outside in the International Spy Museum neighborhood. We send you clues, codes, audio intercepts, and everything you need to complete our newest secret mission, Operation SlyFox. Armed with your device, it’s up to you to uncover a world of ruthless spies. Not to mention all the history, mystery, and landmarks along the way! Whether you go as a group or as your own undercover agent, it’s sightseeing like you've never seen. Just make sure you finish your burgers and fries first!
We hope you spy on us again soon!
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South Carolina
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“Better Than Expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went to this because the kids wanted to. Neither of them had heard of James Bond, but I'm sure they know of him now, as this is essentially an advertisement for that franchise.

There were a few neat exhibits and the kids liked listening to the bugged areas of the museum and crawling through the duct work.

Visited June 2014
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SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thank you for choosing to visit the International Spy Museum and providing feedback on your espionage-filled visit!
We're glad that your younger agents were able to convince you to pay our museum a visit!
Our museum has tons of interactive areas that allow guests to test their spy skills both physically and mentally, especially in our Exquisitely Evil exhibit. Guests of all ages can see how the Bond films relate to reality and can have their own "Bond Moment" where they may disarm bombs, search for hidden codes and hang onto high ledges! It's not every day that someone can say they saved the world, but at the Spy Museum, it happens all day long!
Thanks again for spying on us!
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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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“Not my cup of tea”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I guess this place is good if you have older children that are interested in reading every plaque... but it was pretty boring otherwise.

Visited June 2014
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SpyMuseumManager, Guest Relations Manager at International Spy Museum, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thank you for choosing to visit the International Spy Museum and providing feedback on your visit.
We regret that you did not enjoy your recent visit. Our mission as a museum is to educate guests of all ages about espionage in an engaging way and to provide a context that fosters understanding of its important role in and impact on current and historic events. Our museum has tons of interactive areas that allow guests to test their spy skills both physically and mentally, especially in our Exquisitely Evil exhibit. Guests of all ages can see how the Bond films relate to reality and can have their own "Bond Moment" where they may disarm bombs, search for hidden codes and hang onto high ledges! It's not every day that someone can say they saved the world, but at the Spy Museum, it happens all day long!
Thanks again for spying on us!
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