40 Places Every Kid Should See



Traveling introduces your children to different cultures, history, natural wonders, and more. Planning a road trip or family vacation is a great way to show your kids the world and open their eyes to everything beyond their front door. Even small children can appreciate travel and seeing new things. Whether you’re traveling by car or  air, here are 40 of the top places in the United States every kid should see:

1. Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
2. Niagara Falls, New York
3. National Mall, Washington, D.C.
4. Grand Canyon, Arizona
5. U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Alabama
6. Boston Freedom Trail, Massachusetts
7. Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
8. San Diego Zoo, California
9. The Field Museum, Illinois
10. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
11. Hoover Dam, Nevada
12. Disneyland or Disneyworld, California or Florida
13. Acadia National Park, Maine
14. Golden Gate Bridge, California
15. Newport Mansions, Rhode Island
16. The Corn Palace, South Dakota
17. Arches National Park, Utah
18. Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho
19. Yosemite National Park, California
20. Statue of Liberty, New York
21. Gateway Arch, Missouri
22. Museum of Science, Massachusetts
23. French Quarter, Louisiana
24. Independence Hall, Pennsylvania
25. Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan
26. Redwood National Park, California
27. Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
28. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
29. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska
30. Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
31. Kennedy Space Center, Florida
32. SeaWorld San Antonio, Texas
33. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Alabama
34. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
35. National Civil Rights Museum, Tennessee
36. Four Corners, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado
37. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
38. Space Needle, Washington
39. Great Lakes, Michigan
40. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ohio


  1. Elisabeth says:

    Happy to see Niagra Falls made your list! I know I enjoyed it as a kid.

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