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Must-See Lower Manhattan

by Colleen Clark and staff, 04/17/2013

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  • Museums
    For a neighborhood famous for betting on futures, the Financial District has plenty of institutions willing to take a look back. Learn about urban architecture, law enforcement and much more at the neighborhood's multitude of museums. We suggest starting at the Skyscraper Museum, an homage to that iconic NYC edifice and everything necessary to bring it from architectural daydream to skyline-altering reality. Then head off to celebrate NYC's many different cultures at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the National Museum of the American Indian, with plenty more, like the termporarily relocated New York Police Museum, within easy walking distance.

    Culture vultures, take note: enjoy deep savings with the Downtown Culture Pass, which gives you three days of unlimited admissions to eight downtown museums (including the Skyscraper Museum, the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the NYC Police Museum), plus gift shop discounts and a neighborhood walking tour. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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