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“Excellent for espionage fans” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Cryptologic Museum

National Cryptologic Museum
Ranked #30 of 224 things to do in Baltimore
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Owner description: A museum featuring the science of cryptolgy.
Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Excellent for espionage fans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2007

If you or your child is interested in spies and secret codes, this museum on the grounds of the National Security Agency at Fort Meade can't be missed.

They have exhibits on everything from Civil War ciphers to Cray supercomputers, but my favorite was the Enigma machine.

This famous cipher machine from World War II was thought by the Germans to be absolutely secure, but Polish and British mathematicians discovered its vulnerabilities and cracked the code.

Visitors can now use the machine to send each other secret messages.

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