• Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower

    Spots Every Kid Should See

    From iconic emblems to engineering marvels, and natural wonders to theme park fantasy lands, the places on our list are sure to spark the imaginations of young dreamers.

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    Spots Every Kid Should See - Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, New York City

    Sailing past Lady Liberty is a must for any visit to the Big Apple, and combining the trip with a stop at neighboring Ellis Island packs the iconic image with new meaning.

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    Spots Every Kid Should See - Fenway Park Baseball Game, Boston

    Boston is home to a handful of must-see historic sites, but there's none quite as kid-friendly as the oldest operating ballpark in the country – legendary Fenway Park.

  • National Park Service

    Spots Every Kid Should See - Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

    Sailing along the coastline of Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, you’ll get up close and personal with the ice behemoths, which cover over a quarter of the 3.3 million-acre park.

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    Spots Every Kid Should See - Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

    At Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park, appeal to kids' adventurous spirits with plentiful outdoor activities, from hiking to whitewater rafting to mule rides down into the canyon.

  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Spots Every Kid Should See - Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral

    The Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral offers plenty to entertain and educate, including a shuttle launch simulator, astronaut encounters, behinds-the-scenes tours, and cool hands-on exhibits.

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    Spots Every Kid Should See - San Diego Zoo, San Diego

    Kids can’t miss meeting the San Diego Zoo's new panda cub at the Giant Panda Research Station, or experiencing an "eye-to-nostril encounter" with massive hippos through an underwater viewing window.

  • Smithsonian Institution

    Spots Every Kid Should See - The Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.

    The Smithsonian's massive National Air and Space Museum in D.C. – with planes dangling from the ceiling and Apollo 11 astronauts' helmets on display – will launch any wannabe astronaut's career.

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    Spots Every Kid Should See - Walt Disney World, Orlando

    Florida's Walt Disney World captures childlike merriment – via castles, roller coasters, fairy tale princesses – in a way that's hard for anyone who doesn’t believe in the tooth fairy to grasp.

  • Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower

    Spots Every Kid Should See - Willis Tower, Chicago

    Chicago's Willis Tower observation deck is lined with knee-high exhibits and kid-friendly activities, including four retractable glass-bottom balconies that jut 4.3 feet away from the windows.

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    Spots Every Kid Should See - Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Yellowstone's stunning natural landscapes – with 290 waterfalls and 300-plus geysers – wowed early Western visitors to Wyoming enough to designate it the country's first national park in 1872.

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