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15 best U.S. spots for kids

By Marnie Hunter, CNN
updated 8:44 AM EDT, Tue April 1, 2014
The <a href='http://www.exploratorium.edu' target='_blank'>Exploratorium</a> in San Francisco is the United States' top attraction for kids, according to travel site Gogobot's users. In 2013, the hands-on science museum opened in a much larger space at Pier 15 on the waterfront. The Exploratorium in San Francisco is the United States' top attraction for kids, according to travel site Gogobot's users. In 2013, the hands-on science museum opened in a much larger space at Pier 15 on the waterfront.
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Exploratorium, San Francisco
Winter Park Resort, Colorado
City Museum, St. Louis
Dollywood Splash Country, Tennessee
Congress Avenue Bridge bats,Texas
Sea turtles, South Padre Island, Texas
American Museum of Natural History, New York
Legoland, California
Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando
Museum of the Rockies, Montana
Ocean City Boardwalk, Maryland
Boston Children's Museum
San Antonio Zoo
Twirl Toy Store and Playspace, New Mexico
Dole Plantation, Hawaii
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Travel site Gogobot names travelers' picks for best kids' attractions in the U.S.
  • Top draws include science museums, theme parks and animals
  • Bats under a Texas bridge come in at No. 5 on the list

(CNN) -- The best kids' attractions are fun for adults, too.

"When you spend the whole day at some place like a theme park or zoo, you want everyone in your family to enjoy it -- young and old," said Travis Katz, CEO and co-founder of travel planning site Gogobot.

That's what the site's favorite spots for kids have in common, Katz said. The 15 best attractions in the U.S. for kids, announced Tuesday as part of Gogobot's Travelers' Favorites awards, were selected based on Gogobot user recommendations and the number of visits from the site's 3.7 million users.

How young is too young to travel?

And the best in the U.S. for kids? That would be the Exploratorium on Pier 15 in San Francisco.

The interactive learning lab features 600 exhibits.

"The slogan at the entrance says 'Touch Everything,' making it more like a giant playground than a museum," Katz said.

Plus, there's an evening event for adults only on the first Thursday of each month, with a cash bar and film screenings in addition to the exhibits. See? Fun for everyone.

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What are your favorite tourism attractions for kids?

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