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These are the best new attractions for 2021

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With the help of a panel of travel experts, we combed the country for the best new attractions for 2021. Our readers voted for their favorites, and these are the top 10.

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10. National Museum of Military Vehicles

This new Wyoming museum showcases the world’s largest private collection of military vehicles—432 of them plus more than 200 historically significant firearms.

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9. National Museum of the United States Army

This Virginia museum tells the story of more than 245 years of the Army with exhibits on the Cold War, World Wars I and II, soldiers’ stories and the founding of America.

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8. National Native American Veterans Memorial

This new memorial in Washington, DC honors the military service of Native Americans. The memorial sits on the grounds of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

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7. Electric Playhouse

Electric Playhouse brings an all-new digital entertainment experience to Albuquerque. The immersive, projection-based play arena doesn’t require VR goggles to control the 18 interactive areas.

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6. Planet Word

This new museum at the historic Franklin School in Washington, DC celebrates language in all its forms. It’s the world’s first voice-activated museum.

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5. MassArt Art Museum

The MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) is Boston’s newest contemporary art museum. The collection opened along the Avenue of the Arts as a free attraction.

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4. Mississippi Aquarium

This new aquarium tells the story of aquatic life in Mississippi, from the eponymous river to the Delta to the Gulf of Mexico coastline.

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3. The Forge: Lemont Quarries

This attraction in Illinois offers adventures for all ages in the form of ropes courses, climbing walls, ziplines and hiking and biking trails.

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2. St. Pete Pier

This new attraction on the St. Petersburg waterfront features art installations, a marketplace, Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center, playground, lawn areas, a fishing deck, bars and restaurants.

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1. U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

This new museum honors the athletes and ideals of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 60,000-square-foot facility comprises 12 interactive galleries with some of the most accessible museum experiences in the world.

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