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If you’re tired of visiting traditional museums, why not skip the buildings altogether and check out a free public art project?

Leave it to New York City to come up with fun alternatives to the traditional museum experience.

From now until late fall, you can check out a collection of four, manmade waterfalls along the East River that reach up to 120 feet.

Open between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. the falls even light up in the evening.

Or you can walk through Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, where 50 decorated planes—including 50 fighter jets and vintage aircraft—are on display on a 5-mile loop.

And, for some American history, you can visit the largest public art site in the country: Philadelphia’s outdoor sculpture exhibit has Abe Lincoln getting ready to sign the Emancipation Proclamation, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailor’s Memorial, and the Cowboy Statue on Girard Avenue.

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