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International Spy Museum

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Address: 800 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1505
Phone Number: 12023937798
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Opened in 2002, the International Spy Museum provides interactive exhibits...

Opened in 2002, the International Spy Museum provides interactive exhibits and contains the most extensive collection of spy artifacts ever displayed.

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A fun place to visit!

I visited here with my 10 year old son and he LOVED it! Lots of spy memorabilia. It was kinda pricey but we thought it was worth it. He enjoyed climbing through the vents in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Rowlett, Texas
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Rowlett, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited here with my 10 year old son and he LOVED it! Lots of spy memorabilia. It was kinda pricey but we thought it was worth it. He enjoyed climbing through the vents in the museum. It was interesting to see how spies have been involved in almost all wars and history in general.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here in the evening of our first night in the city based on the reviews here. We were disappointing overall. It was expensive and the exhibits became repetitive. Some of the interactive exhibits were so busy, that we couldn't stop at. It was ok, but with everything else the city offers, this is not a place I would... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am reviewing two experiences at the Int'l Spy Museum.. one for a dinner and event I had at the Museum and one for the actual exhibit itself. I arranged for a Dinner at the Spy Museum for a work event, the staff was absolutely wonderful.. so accommodating and easy to work with. They put me in touch with some... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Undoubtedly DC is loaded with museums and monuments. I was with my wife for a day trip and it was very a very hot and humid day. After 4 hours of looking at all the monuments and museums, they all started looking the same and the heat just took away the excitement. We then somehow landed at this Spy Museum.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably most fun for young people eager to test their aptitude to become the next James Bond, but also full of items of interest to kids and older adults as well. If the price tag puts you off then look for coupons first, or check out websites like Goldstar.com for any available discounts.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came here with my mom while visiting my family in DC and adored this place! I had a blast reading about all the real life spy missions while pretending to be a spy myself. You receive an identity at the beginning of the museum and have to remember your cover story and mission throughout the museum. There is a... More 

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time here, kind of crowded but it was neat to see. Take your time going through it, it's a lot of stuff to look at.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This one is worth the money for the tickets! The whole family loved it. Lots of interactive exhibits. Very fun.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was quite looking forward to this place and as you have to pay, I wasn't expecting quite the crush of children that were present on our visit. Some nice stuff to look at, huge collection of Bond bits and bobs. The pre entrance farce is just a waste of time, don't bother playing along, you will regret it later.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I like this museum, but I'm not in love with the museum. The main exhibit is about $20ish to see (per person). If you are at all into spy stuff it has a ton of interesting artifacts. Lots of reading to understand what it is. If you're the type that likes to look and recognize the artifacts then this may... More 

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