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What parts of history do you enjoy? Have your answer? Well, whatever you picked, Washington, D.C. most likely has a museum for it and an unbelievable collection of relics to boot. With more than 50 museums to chose from, everyone can find something to get excited about seeing in person.
The National Museum of American History features a pair of Judy Garland's "Wizard of Oz" ruby slippers, the flag that inspired composer Francis Scott Key to pen "The Star Spangled Banner," and gowns worn by the First Ladies. While Fossil Hall is closed, the National Museum of Natural History has the Hope Diamond and a mummified cat among other exhibits. For those who are drawn to beauty, check out the National Gallery of Art to witness the real creations of world-renowned artists like Picasso, Monet, Degas and Pollock.
For those looking for a more singular focus, the nation's capital offers the Newseum that delves into journalism both past and present. The International Spy Museum is dedicated to those in an invisible profession and showcases both movie and real life tools used by undercover agents.
One of the best parts of the district's museums is that many are free. A tourist could take an entire day just museum hopping and spend zero dollars to see priceless artifacts and historical items. So get your bags ready to be screened and have those cameras ready if you are allowed because Washington, D.C. has some incredible museums to see.