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story.lead_photo.caption TNS/Getty Images/SPENCER PLATT A poster and picture used to identify Osama bin Laden is displayed at the new exhibition "Revealed: The Hunt for bin Laden" at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York.

NEW YORK — The 9/11 Museum is taking visitors deep into the hunt for Osama bin Laden with a new exhibit that includes recently declassified information.

The vast exhibit — which debuted Nov. 15 — includes 60 artifacts and multiple, personal accounts from those involved in finding, and ultimately killing, the infamous al-Qaida terror leader who planned the deadly Sept.11 attacks.

"Our special exhibition, 'Revealed: The Hunt for bin Laden,' offers powerful testimony to this decisive chapter of our nation's history, reflecting the dedication of men and women from all walks of life in pursuit of a critical and dangerous mission on behalf of their fellow Americans," said 9/11 Memorial & Museum President and Chief Executive Officer Alice M. Greenwald.

Among the exhibits are a pair of handcuffs, which originally belonged to Port Authority Police Officer Donald James McIntyre, who died during the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center.

Those cuffs were later used by the military to detain suspected al-Qaida members during operations overseas.

There is also a backpack worn by a member of Red Squadron in Navy SEAL Team Six. That elite group was chosen to carry out the raid on the compound where bin Laden had been hiding.

The exhibit also includes a detailed miniature of that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where the U.S. military cornered and killed the terrorist in 2011. Visitors will also be able to see a detailed visualization of how the raid took place.

In addition to the unique items, special multimedia presentations were designed to provide visitors with detailed insights into the yearslong search for the terror leader, including newly declassified information that gives new insights into the hunt that lasted more than a decade. They also explore the aftermath and impact his death had on the world and the war on terrorism.

For ticket information, visit 911memorial.org/revealed.

— Michael Sheridan, New York Daily News (TNS)

. . .

For a limited time, Legoland in Winter Haven, Fla., is offering one-day tickets for $59.99 per person — admission is usually $99.99 per person — for use through Dec. 25. A maximum of six tickets can be bought with each transaction and the deal is not available at the ticket window.

Plus, those visiting Nov. 29 through Christmas Day can enjoy festive offerings with the park's characters, seasonal shows, unique treats and more.

For more information, visit legoland.com.

— Kathleen Christiansen, Orlando Sentinel (TNS)

. . .

The Christmas season is already in full swing at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis.

Holiday Concert Weekend, with evening tours of the house, carols, brunch and two concerts: Home for the Holidays with Elvis featuring a 32-piece orchestra, a choir, dancers and Elvis' vocals; and Elvis' Christmas Peace Concert with several guest performers singing classic and gospel music.

Tickets are $50 for tours, $35-$85 for concert tickets, $50 for brunch. Weekend packages are $225-$399.

For more information, call (800) 238-2000 or visit graceland.com/Holiday.

— Jennifer Nixon, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Travel on 11/24/2019

Print Headline: 9/11 Museum opens exhibit on bin Laden

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