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US Landmarks That Your Kids Won't Find Completely Boring (States A-L)

By Meghan Gesswein |

I have vague memories of being a kid and visiting some really random historical landmarks. My dad is one of those people who sees a sign designating a landmark and screeches the car to a stop so he can check it out. My sister and I would collectively roll our eyes and begrudgingly get out of the car to read the sign and look at the old/falling apart/incredibly uninteresting house or building and feign a little bit of interest*. And also usually pose for a photo.

It’s not that I don’t have an appreciation for American history or historical places. I actually do…now that I’m an adult. I’m just realistic and recognize the fact that kids don’t find the same things interesting that adults do. Looking at an old house with papers from 100 years ago? Kinda lame when you’re 8.

Luckily, though, historical landmarks don’t have to be completely lame, they can actually hold some interest for children. I’ve put together a list of landmarks from every state that your kids won’t find totally boring, and they might even find interesting! You can check out the list for states A-L below and then get to planning your next family vacation!

You can find states M & N here, and states O-W here!

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Interesting US Historic Landmarks (States A-L)


USS Drum
The oldest US Navy Gato-class submarine in existence, she is credited with sinking 15 enemy vessels during WWII. Decommissioned in 1946, the Drum is now on display at Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile.
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*Sorry dad, but the truth had to come out sooner or later.


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About Meghan Gesswein


Meghan Gesswein

Meghan Gesswein is a stay at home mom to three boys. Most of the time. Meghan is extremely active online, and writes for the ever growing mom blog, Meghan GWine. She was a regular contributor to the Parenting channels on Babble.

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One thought on “US Landmarks That Your Kids Won't Find Completely Boring (States A-L)

  1. Tricia (irishsamom) says:

    Great article and it’s helpful to remember that kids don’t always have the same sense of appreciation that we do when it comes to historical buildings. I just wish my parents had read an article like this one, before they dragged us all over Rome, Italy, in particular and looking back, we were doing a lot of eye rolling at something that we would now do anything to go and look at! I’ll pass this on. : )

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