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Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa) Tours and Tickets

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Located on Wellington’s waterfront, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (better known simply as Te Papa) holds massive collections of New Zealand art and artifacts. Hear stories from local communities, see some of the best contemporary Aotearoa art, and entertain your kids while teaching them about the world at the museum’s Discovery Centres.

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Wellington Sightseeing Tour

Wellington Sightseeing Tour

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Whether it’s your first time in Wellington or you just want to see as much as possible during your time in port, this half-day sightseeing tour offers a great introduction to the city and a diverse range of sights. Visit the iconic Weta Cave and the historic Old St. Paul’s Cathedral, ride the Wellington cable car to the top of the city, and enjoy panoramic views from the top of Mount Victoria.
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  • 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.26
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Wellington & Hutt Valley Half Day Tour

Wellington & Hutt Valley Half Day Tour

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This sightseeing tour is ideal for Cruise Ship travelers and for those visitors who want to experience the best guided half day tour in Wellington. Join Brian from Talk of the Town Tours for an interesting , fun and memorable trip around the Wellington and Hutt Valley regions. You will visit all of the best attractions and experience a visit to the Museum of NZ and the Maori Cultural Centre. Visit the Mount Victoria lookout for panoramic views over Wellington. We will drive out to the Hutt Valley region where we will stop for a light lunch at a local cafe / bakery. This tour will give you "an experience to remember"
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.16
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$68.16

Wellington Self-Guided Audio Tour

Wellington Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Download a vibrantly-narrated mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour. Immerse yourself in the windy city of Wellington, the "Coolest Little Capital in the World". In this audio tour explore this beautiful seaside city where you can take a cable car up the top of Mount Victoria, walk along the breezy Waterfront and visit one of the top museums in the world, the Te Papa Museum.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$15.29
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Gallipoli Early Bird Entry

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Gallipoli Early Bird Entry

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Beat the crowds and explore this award-winning exhibitions before opening. Explore Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War with the peace and stillness this subject matter deserves by entering the exhibit half an hour before the public. Te Papa has joined forces with Weta Workshop to create an exhibition like no other. After a short introduction from a Te Papa Host, you will wander freely at your own pace through this gallery. Garnering international acclaim and various awards, this space is best experienced before the museum's doors are opened for general admission. * See eight extraordinary New Zealanders captured frozen in time on a monumental scale - 2.4 times human size * Learn about the battles that took place in this culturally-defining event * Discover more about the ANZAC story through 3D maps and projections, miniatures, models, dioramas, and a range of interactive experiences.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.99
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Wellington South Coast Discovery Helicopter Flight

Wellington South Coast Discovery Helicopter Flight

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Explore the outskirts of Wellington and the landscape beyond on this helicopter flight tour. While listening to commentary from your pilot/guide, fly over the rugged shores and seal colonies of the South Coast, the Cook Strait, the Karori Rock Lighthouse, and the Makara Wind Farm.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$233.06
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Bay of Many Coves Helicopter Tour with 3-Course Lunch from Wellington

Bay of Many Coves Helicopter Tour with 3-Course Lunch from Wellington

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Across the Cook Strait is the Marlborough Sounds, a cluster of picturesque bays, inlets and islands. Set in one of these bays is the Bay of Many Coves Resort, a luxury hotel that can only be accessed by boat or helicopter. Your helicopter will leave the Wellington waterfront and fly you over the Cook Strait to the Resort. Once there, you’ll be treated to a three-course lunch at the resort’s gourmet restaurant The Foredeck.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$571.28
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Wellington Electric Bike Tour
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Wellington Electric Bike Tour

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When you ship docks in Wellington, explore New Zealand's vibrant capital city while getting fresh air and exercise on an electric bike tour. Ride along the Wellington Waterfront and Miramar Peninsula, pedaling past beaches, urban landmarks, and residential neighborhoods with a guide and small group. Stop often to snap photos, and use the bike’s battery power to easily scale Mt. Maupuia for stellar views over the city and coast.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.23
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Stray New Zealand: Whio

Stray New Zealand: Whio

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Travel round-trip from Auckland to Wellington and discover top New Zealand attractions with ease on this 7-day North Island adventure tour. Marvel at New Zealand’s natural beauty at sites including Cathedral Cove, Hot-Water Beach and Huka Falls. Discover Maori culture and tradition among bubbling mud pools in Rotorua, and explore Hobbiton with your guide. Explore Whakahoro on horseback and take the breathtaking Tongariro Crossing through the volcanic wilderness of the Tongaririo National Park. Visit Te Papa, Wellington’s national museum, and explore the art galleries and botanical gardens.
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  • 10 days
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$1,136.07
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$1,136.07

Guided Wellington Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

Guided Wellington Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

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The hills around Wellington offer a spectacular backdrop for a cycling tour, but you don’t need to worry about biking uphill. This 4-hour electric bike tour takes all the effort out of cycling, so you can concentrate on admiring the sights and enjoying the views.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.89
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$85.89

Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Make easy work of Wellington’s hills and devise your own itinerary on this self-guided electric bike tour. Opt for a 1 or 2-day bike rental and zip between sights like the Weta Workshop, Te Papa Museum, or Zealandia Sanctuary; glide along the Wellington Waterfront; or escape the city to cycle the Rimutaka Rail Trail or take in the views from Mt Victoria.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.94
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$49.94

Private Luxury Tour Anywhere in NZ - Choose any number of days & destinations

Private Luxury Tour Anywhere in NZ - Choose any number of days & destinations

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Design your perfect New Zealand trip and feel like a VIP with every detail taken care of on this custom-made tour. Where you go and what you do is completely up to you, so you could visit the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, and Waitomo Glowworm Caves on the North Island; discover Milford Sound, Queenstown, and the Fox Glacier on the South Island; or tour LOTR sites such as Tongariro and Hobbiton.
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  • 12 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$779.02
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Small Group Guided Tour

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Small Group Guided Tour

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Get a personal introduction to Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s premier museum based in Wellington. This 1-hour guided tour provides an overview of the museum’s interactive exhibits, artifacts, fine art and natural history displays so that you can better explore the collection on your own. You’ll get a deeper look at Maori cultural heritage and colonial history with an expert guide who share insights and offers suggestions for galleries that might suit your interests.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.32
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Mana Māori Tour

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Mana Māori Tour

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Get a 60-minute introduction to the highlights of Te Papa’s ‘taonga,’ meaning a ‘cultural treasures’ in the Māori language. While admission to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is free, a small-group tour with a museum guide offers more insight on the enrich your understanding of this unique culture.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.32
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15-Minute Wellington Harbour Helicopter Flight

15-Minute Wellington Harbour Helicopter Flight

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Soar over Wellington Harbour in a helicopter during this 15-minute flight. Learn about the history, culture, and environment of the harbor's landscape through your pilot's commentary. Get views and aerial photo ops of the Cook Strait, Matiu Somes Island, and some of Wellington city's landmarks.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.80
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18 day - North & South Island Tour (All inclusive)

18 day - North & South Island Tour (All inclusive)

Tour includes: Accommodation x17 nights. Breakfast x17 Dinner x2 Activities include; Waitomo Glowworms Caves tour, Te Puia entry ticket, Tamaki Maori Village overnight experience, Spa thermal park reserve, Te Papa museum, Winery Tour (FROMM), Lake Tekapo Dark Sky reserve observatory, Queenstown Skyline and buffet dinner, Lots of hiking. From the secluded beaches and volcanic craters of the north to the glaciers, mountains and fjords in the south, this is our most immersive experience possible. Adventure activities aplenty throughout the trip, with accommodation and some activities included, our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time. From Auckland to Christchurch and everything in between, this tour has New Zealand covered.
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  • 18 days
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$2,271.49
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7 Day - North Island Tour (All inclusive)

7 Day - North Island Tour (All inclusive)

This 7 day, small group guided tour of the North Island will visit the Coromandel, Rotorua, Taupō, and the bustling capital Wellington, with the option to visit Hobbiton and the Tongariro Crossing along the way. With accommodation and some activities included (see below), our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time.
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  • 7 days
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$882.24
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14 Day - North to South Island Tour (All inclusive)

14 Day - North to South Island Tour (All inclusive)

Tour includes: Accommodation x14 nights. Breakfast x14 Dinner x2 Activities include; Waitomo Glowworms Caves tour, Te Puia entry ticket, Tamaki Maori Village overnight experience, Spa thermal park reserve, Te Papa museum, Winery Tour (FROMM), Lake Tekapo Dark Sky reserve observatory, Queenstown Skyline and buffet dinner, Lots of hiking. The ideal trip for any New Zealand first-timer. Experience some of the world’s most picturesque valleys, get up close to fascinating Māori culture and give the ticker a good workout with a plethora of adrenaline activities. This 14-day tour will take you around the country’s hottest spots, with accommodation and some activities included (see below), our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time.
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  • 14 days
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$1,817.06
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Kakapo 21 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour

Kakapo 21 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour

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Small Groups - Maximum 18 travellers per tour. NZ Family Owned since 1971 - Many NZ tour companies are Australian owned. Off the Beaten Track Destinations - where big coaches can't go. Flexibility - Time to add as many (or few) activities around the country as you like. Walking - For those who would like to, there are lots of short walks all over the country, your guides will help you find them. Kiwi Guides - Our guides are all passionate Kiwis who know the country like the back of their hands.
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  • 21 days
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$7,653.86
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Stray New Zealand: Tui

Stray New Zealand: Tui

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If you want to visit both islands and get a real New Zealand experience, but you don’t need to return to Auckland, the North to South will take you from Auckland to Christchurch on the most epic route possible! You’ll bounce between iconic destinations, stunning remote spots and places you’ll never forget.
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  • 21 days
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$2,203.97
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$2,203.97

Intro to Wellington Bike Tour

Intro to Wellington Bike Tour

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The essential introduction to Wellington! Jump on a bike and our guide will show you around the Wellington Waterfront and introduce you to some fascinating past and present figures who have made Wellington the creative capital it is today. This tour is perfect for those with just a couple of hours to spare or who prefer their riding to be only on cycle paths. This route is only 10km so the riding is easy and the distance is short (if you're after a longer bike ride, check out our Half Day Tour). Our Introduction to Wellington tour is set at an easy pace with plenty of time for questions and taking photos at each of the tour stops. Our tour focuses on six city shaping people and we’ll point out some key Wellington landmarks along the way including the Parliament, Wellington Stadium, Te Papa Museum, Cuba St, Oriental Bay, Wellington Railway Station and the historic Wellington Waterfront. We use regular bikes for this tour as it's mostly flat, but you can upgrade to an electric bike.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.26
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17-Day Kiwi Explorer

17-Day Kiwi Explorer

Make this most of your time in New Zealand with this small group tour, which winds through some of the best spots on both islands. From the museums of Wellington to the magnificent Franz Josef glacier, New Zealand has surprises both cultural and natural. This tour allows you to see some of the best spots in New Zealand, traveling in coaches and staying in a range of quality accommodation.
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  • 17 days
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$1,969.00
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Flexible Fully Guided New Zealand Bus Pass - Start and Finish Anywhere

Flexible Fully Guided New Zealand Bus Pass - Start and Finish Anywhere

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This flexible Hop-on Hop-off bus pass allows you to either take your time in each epic stop over, or cruise on through on the minimum time (28 days). We take you to the highlights of New Zealand, as well as some unknown spots that make you feel like you are having a true Kiwi Experience.   Stay overnight in stops such as the famous Franz Josef, discover the underground world of Waitomo, seek out your favourite activities in adrenaline capital of Queenstown, white water rafting through the Rangitikei River, and discover the history of New Zealand in our Capital of Wellington.  • Fully guided flexible tour allowing you to choose what you want to do  • Meet mates from all around the world • Largest and original hop-on hop-off NZ travel network
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  • 28 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,124.59
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What people are saying about Museum-of-New-Zealand-Te-Papa-Tongarewa tours and tickets

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Wellington Sightseeing Tour
"Super fun trip with the Super Cool Richard. What a Good bloke. We drove everywhere and then some more places. Took so many Photos. Learnt a lot about the place which I wouldn't have by myself. Great experience overall"..."
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Wellington & Hutt Valley Half Day Tour
"Brian was a great tour guide! We saw many beautiful bays, stopped at a great place for lunch, went on a cable car ride up the hill to see awesome views of Wellington. The day was topped off with a stop at the Wellington Botanical Gardens. Just stunning!"..."
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Wellington Self-Guided Audio Tour
"Great tour - the sound effects were cool. Wellington is a lovely place and this takes you to all the must sees."..."
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Wellington South Coast Discovery Helicopter Flight
"Amazing views and all staff were very friendly and helpful. I liked the way we were kept informed as to whether or not the trip was going ahead or not."..."
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Bay of Many Coves Helicopter Tour with 3-Course Lunch from Wellington
"Awesome flight from Wellington to Bay of Many Coves for a beautiful lunch at a tranquil spot. Definitely recommend, well worth every cent!"..."
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Wellington Electric Bike Tour
"Great tour! Nice stop at a coffee shop mid way too! I came home and bought my own electric bike! Good entertainment for a wide age range."..."
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Stray New Zealand: Whio
"This tour was amazing. Every single day was so educational and full of activity. Plenty of rest stops along the way so you never feel cooped up. The drivers and fellow travelers were like-minded and fun. I would go again in a heartbeat."..."
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Guided Wellington Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike
"Great ride along the the water and beautiful scenery. Going up the mountain with the bikes was lots of fun. I would do this one again!!"..."
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Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour
"My husband and I had a wonderful day in Wellington with the ebikes we rented. Location was easy to find and the staff were super friendly and helpful. We rode approximately 30 miles up the coast and in land and even up Mt Victoria. Bikes were awesome 😎"..."
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Small Group Guided Tour
"This museum is full of wonderful Maori history and New Zealand history. Our guide was very informative and after his presentation we were able to maneuver through this immense volume of New Zealand's history. The World War I exhibit is incredibly realistic."..."
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