Photos: 15 Places Kids Should See Before Turning 15

  1. Don't forget your poncho! Maid of the Mist offers tours of the floor of Niagra Falls.

    (Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp.)
  2. A view of the famously (almost) inescapable Alcatraz Prison in the San Francisco Bay.

    (John A. Martini/Courtesy Alcatraz Cruises)
  3. Adventure comes alive in Wild Africa Trek, an exciting new experience in Disney's Animal Kingdom, where visitors can have up-close encounters with the park's inhabitants.

    (Kent Phillips/Courtesy WDWNews)
  4. The Capitol Building: Just one of the many sights to see on an amphibious tour of Washington, D.C.

    (Courtesy jorgeq/myBudgetTravel)
  5. View of the National Mall from the Lincoln Memorial.

    (Courtesy vicnaire/myBudgetTravel)
  6. Grand Canyon and Yellowstone Fall at Yellowstone National Park.

    (Courtesy Mila Zinkova/Wikimedia Commons)
  7. One of the breathtaking sunrise views you can catch at Yellowstone National Park.

    (Courtesy mmiwig/myBudgetTravel.com)
  8. A geyser errupts, spreading a rainbow on a sunny day at Yellowstone National Park.

    (Courtesy bobcat812/myBudgetTravel.com)
  9. The Governor's Palace at Colonial Williamsburg.

    (Courtesy The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
  10. Don't forget to stay in character: Staff at Colonial Williamsburg dress and act as if they were living in that era, and they encourage visitors to do the same!

    (Courtesy Harvey Barrison/Wikimedia Commons)
  11. Not exactly the cheap seats, this is the view from the Legend's Box at Fenway Park in Boston.

    (Courtesy Jared Vincent/Wikimedia Commons)
  12. Get down (but not dirty) at a Boston Red Sox night game at Fenway Park.

    (Courtesy Boston CVB)
  13. Blessings and curses: The Red Sox finally broke the famous "Curse of the Bambino" in 2004, ending an 86-year streak of losing the World Series.

    (Courtesy Bernard Gagnon/Wikimedia Commons)
  14. One of the gorgeous sunset views of the Grand Canyon you can take in while on a horse-drawn wagon ride.

    (Courtesy Tobias Alt/Wikimedia Commons)
  15. Don't look down! The 4-year-old Skywalk juts 70 feet beyond the Grand Canyon's West Rim and sits 4,000 feet above the Colorado River.

    (Courtesy Purple/Wikimedia Commons)
  16. An autumn view of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate.

    (Courtesy Monticello/Robert C. Lautman)
  17. The dining room at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate.

    (Courtesy Monticello/Philip Beaurline)
  18. View of Niagra Falls.

    (Courtesy jcjlkrebs/myBudgetTravel)
  19. A topiary elephant greets visitors at the entrance to the San Diego Zoo.

    (Courtesy Cburnett/Wikimedia Commons)
  20. Get up close and personal with the planet's largest bear at the San Diego Zoo.

    (Courtesy The Zoological Society of San Diego 2007)
  21. Take Philadelphia's Ghost Tour and get to know the spirits of America's founding fathers during a candlelit tour through landmarks like Independence Hall, pictured here.

    (Courtesy Dan Smith/Wikimedia Commons)
  22. Find your inner patriot with a stroll through Independence Mall in Philadelphia.

    (Courtesy GPTMC/National Park Service)
  23. The Ellis Island Ferry shuttles visitors from Battery Park in Manhattan across the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

    (Courtesy Dekoker/Wikimedia Commons)
  24. The Great Hall at Ellis Island holds historical associations and memories for millions of American families.

    (Courtesy Ellis Island Parks Service)
  25. A 618-foot lava field, formed by volcanic eruptions 15,000 years ago, is the ultimate moon-surface simulation.

    (Courtesy Idaho Tourism)
  26. These craters in Idaho are about as close to walking on the moon as you can get without leaving Earth's atmosphere.

    (Courtesy Idaho Tourism)
  27. With 125 shops and 21 restaurants, Faneuil Hall makes the Freedom Trail both lively and educational.

    (Courtesy Greater Boston CVB)
  28. Take a guided tour down Boston's Freedom trail, led by actors portraying the people who actually through lived the Revolution.

    (Courtesy Freedom Trail Foundation)
  29. You're welcome to roam the halls of Alcatraz Prison at night...if you dare.

    (John A. Martini/Courtesy Alcatraz Cruises)
  30. Cinderella's Castle in Walt Disney World in Orlando, still as magical as ever.

    (Courtesy mmiwig/myBudgetTravel)
  31. The Walter E. Disney's red coaches wait at Main Street USA Station.

    (Courtesy Tom Arthur/Wikimedia Commons)
  32. Although hollowed out by fire, this giant coastal redwood tree in Founders' Grove continues to survive and grow.

    (Courtesy California Travel and Tourism Commission/ Tai Power Seeff)
  33. Hidden Beach in Redwood National Park, California, is accessible via trail from the Trees of Mystery in Klamath.

    (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

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