Museums are welcoming back visitors. Here are some of the most enticing exhibits across the USHarriet BaskasSpecial to USA TODAYAs communities begin lifting COVID-19 restrictions, many museums around the country are finally able to reopen their doors. "Driven to Win: Racing in America" celebrates stock cars, sports cars, drag racing, land-speed racing and more, with plenty of interactive displays, historic race cars and racing simulators. Virtual museum experiences aren't going awayDuring the pandemic, virtual exhibitions and experiences were the only way many museums could connect with their audiences. Free museum admissionAlthough the pandemic made deep dents in nonprofit budgets, many museums reopen with free admission and discount programs intact. Plus, Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, which was canceled in 2020, returns Sept. 18 with free admission passes to more than 600 participating museums, gardens, zoos and attractions.