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10 Places To See As A Kid (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 09/27/10 09:16 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:50 PM ET's list of 10 spots that every kid should see invites parents to tick off a treasure-trove checklist of close-to-home U.S. sights - each within the scope of a weekend getaway. The destinations are sure to mount childlike wonder in kids of all ages, with each destination offering enriching experiences that are both educating and entertaining. From iconic emblems to engineering marvels, and natural wonders to theme park fantasy lands, these attractions for kids promise to spark the imaginations of young dreamers. Perhaps the only better alternative to seeing these sights as a child? Seeing them through the eyes of one. Text and captions courtesy of, adapted from "Top 10 Spots Every Kid Should See." Text and captions by ShermansTravel.

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Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, New York City
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Sailing past Lady Liberty is a must for any visit to New York City, and combining the trip with a stop at neighboring Ellis Island packs the iconic image with new meaning. More than 12 million immigrants entered the U.S. through the country’s first federal immigration station between 1892 and 1954 (maybe great-great-grandma was one of them!), and the historic island’s museum vividly demonstrates what life was like after crossing the Atlantic. Visit the carefully restored Main Building's computerized Passenger Record, which lets visitors trace loved ones’ lineage as far back as 1892 (for free). Map out the family tree before circling back to Liberty Island for an up-close-and-personal look at the country’s most famous statue – though the pedestal can be reserved through Statue Cruises day of, scoring a trip to the crown requires advance booking.

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