Blame it on extremist Republicans, Congress as a whole, or even the rain — the fact of the matter is that during a government shutdown, your options for sightseeing in Washington D.C. are pretty limited. Thankfully for those staying close to the heart of the action, the Newseum remains open. Located just behind the National Gallery of Art, this 250,000 square foot museum is dedicated to the news and the people who report it. It features 15 main galleries, as well as two broadcast studios, 15 theaters, a food court, a Wolfgang Puck Restaurant, a store, and a terrace that provides unmatched views of the Capitol, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, and the Washington Monument. Still have time to kill after all that? Head over to the International Spy Museum.