The 17 Best American Landmarks to Visit with Kids

America’s historic landmarks may not be as ancient as those found in other parts of the world, but their more recent origins add a tangible quality that may inspire a child’s learning. Whether seeing firsthand the documents our nation was built on, or gazing in awe at the beauty found in our national parks, visits to these places are an opportunity for memorable family bonding and can bring history to life for a powerful learning experience. This series includes tips and educational resources for visiting some of the most amazing landmarks our country has to offer with your kids. Some may be in your backyard, while others require a longer trip, but all are well worth a visit.

We have been hard at work bringing you the best American Landmarks from coast to coast (and Hawaii). Discover all the educational and fun resources that are available in our round up of the Best American Landmarks.

Click any of the images below to learn more about each landmark.

The 17 Best American Landmarks

Mt. Rushmore
Mt. Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial
Civil War battlefield
Civil War Battlefields
Ellis Island
Ellis Island
National Park
Niagara Falls, Yosemite Falls, and Yellowstone Falls
Independence Hall
Independence Hall and Philadelphia
Mammoth Cave
Mammoth Cave and Carlsbad Caverns
The Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Trail
Boston Freedom Trail Plaque
Boston’s Freedom Trail
St. Louis Arch
The Gateway Arch & St. Louis
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Capitol Building in Washington DC
Washington, D.C.
Spectacular Gardens in Every State
California Mission
California Missions
Jamestown historical re-enactors
Jamestown & Williamsburg, Virginia
Patriot re-enactor on a horse for Patriots' Day
Lexington, Massachusetts, and Patriots’ Day
Oregon Trail Map
The Oregon Trail

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