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15 Places Every Kid Should See

Here's our pick of important American landmarks that every kid should visit. Our choices might surprise you.

Freedom Trail, Boston: Visit Bunker Hill, Paul Revere's house, and other spots pivotal to the American Revolution. Walk the trail on your own for free or book a tour with a guide in 18th-century garb (thefreedomtrail.org, $12, kids $6).

Independence Hall, Philadelphia: It's where George Washington was appointed commander of the Continental Army, the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the founding fathers truly laid the nation's foundation, in the form of the U.S. Constitution (nps.gov/inde, free but tickets for timed tours are required from March 1 to Dec. 31).

Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Fla.: For more than 35 years, this resort destination—it's more than just a theme park—has been bringing the magic to kids and their grown-ups. For tips on navigating its 47 square miles, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World With Kids (see our review) is a great place to start (disneyworld.com, $63 for kids 3-9, $75 for 10 and older).

Hey, we're listening: A few readers have suggested we should add Yellowstone National Park to the list. So, what do you think—should we make it 16 Places Every Kid Should See, and add Yellowstone? Let us know in the comments below.

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