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  • International Spy Museum

    International Spy Museum

    Washington, DC

    A blend of slick design, "experiential" displays, and real spy gadgets reveals the secret and sordid world of espionage and covert operations.

  • Owney, the Postal Dog Mascot

    Owney, the Postal Dog Mascot

    Washington, DC

    Owney can be seen at the National Postal Museum, wearing a small doggy vest bristling with medals and mail bag tags.

  • Stuffed Civil War Hero Horse

    Stuffed Civil War Hero Horse

    Washington, DC

    Union Gen. Phil Sheridan's horse Rienzi saw 19 pitched battles and was wounded several times. He's on display at the Smithsonian.

  • Holy Land of America - Catacombs Replica

    Holy Land of America - Catacombs Replica

    Washington, DC

    Franciscan monks care for a replica of Rome's catacombs underneath their chapel, open for daily tours.

  • Zero Milestone

    Zero Milestone

    Washington, DC

    Supposed to be the milestone from which all road distances in the U.S. would be reckoned. Marks start of two historical (and bad) road trips.

  • House of the Temple

    House of the Temple

    Washington, DC

    Imposing Freemason structure that offers guided tours, in part to dispel the crazy theories cooked up in conspiracy novels and movies.

  • Photo-Op Grave of Matthew Brady

    Photo-Op Grave of Matthew Brady

    Washington, DC

    Photo-op features replica of Brady's 19th century camera and pose-with-me statues of Abe Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

  • National Law Enforcement Museum

    National Law Enforcement Museum

    Washington, DC

    Visitors smell the sweat of the interrogated and train to not shoot bystanders. Also: RoboCop suit and Osama bin Laden's hat.

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