National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, Alexandria

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The National Inventors Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring legendary inventors whose innovations and entrepreneurial endeavors have changed the world. The Inductees of the Hall of Fame have all received patents for their life changing work, and the Hall of Fame museum is located on the campus of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria VA.
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  • We had a couple of extra hours and were glad we spent it in this creative, fun museum. There are a number of interactive exhibits which provide information regarding those inventions/inventors who hav...  more »
  • I like the National Inventors Hall of Fame in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria VA! Filled with 'How does this work' type factoids. The folding wing system, pioneered on the Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat...  more »
  • We were visiting Old Town in Alexandria and stumbled across this hidden gem near our hotel. It is in the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) - which is a nice building in and of itself - and celebr...  more »
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  • Another hidden gem! Fun to read and play with all the displays. Beats the crowds always at the smithsonian museums. And no "don't touch" exhibits. A perfect place to take young kids. Loved it!
  • Fun little museum with lots of learning opportunities. Good for a quick museum visit!
  • Aimed at kids but enjoyable for adults. Takes an hour or so.
  • Small museum located in lobby of office building, but very interesting.
  • Really awesome museum if you ever have the chance to go it is worth your time.

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