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Titanic

Thought you couldn't get excited about that ship anymore? Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry will prove you wrong. It packs a powerful punch into 25,000 sq. ft.--including artifacts (china, Champagne bottles, the captain's bell, a twisted chandelier), replicas (staterooms, the cargo hold and the grand staircase) and even part of the hull. Letters, photographs and quotations from passengers are poignant. Most chilling: a 9-ft. by 16-ft. sheet of ice. Pressing their hands to it, visitors learn that the salt water that ill-fated night was colder still.

--By Julie Grace

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