50 States, 50 Unusual Landmarks

DELAWARE: Winterthur Museum
The Enchanted Woods children's garden, the Touch-It room full of handmade toys and objects, and the garden tram are among the activities at this family-friendly country estate located just outside Wilmington. www.winterthur.org

FLORIDA: Ringling Museum of the Circus
Costumes, props, and artifacts are preserved in this colorful tribute to the Big Top located in Sarasota. www.ringling.org

GEORGIA: Stone Mountain Park
Take a train or ride a skylift to see the largest high-relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving depicting Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Entertainment and shopping options abound at the 3,200-acre park. www.stonemountainpark.com

HAWAII: Flumin Da Ditch
These popular tours on the big island of Hawaii allow families to wend their way at a leisurely pace in shallow water -- in stable, double-hulled kayaks -- along the ditches of the island's old plantations. www.flumindaditch.com/flumin/index.html

IDAHO: The Old Mission
Built by the Coeur d'Alene Indians in 1848-1853, this carefully preserved mission in Cataldo brings history to life with historical pageants and hands-on demonstrations. www.idahoparks.org/parks/oldmission.html

ILLINOIS: The Sears Tower
This 110-story skyscraper features interactive exhibitions -- including "knee-high" attractions for children -- as well as breathtaking views of Chicago. www.sears-tower.com

INDIANA: Parke County
Known as the Covered Bridge Capital of the world, this county in western Indiana boasts 32 of the picturesque bridges, plus a restored jail, old mills, and antique shops. Begin your tour at the visitors' center in Rockville. www.coveredbridges.com

IOWA: Field of Dreams
Families can take a swing, run the bases, or simply enjoy the peaceful surroundings at this preserved movie site in Dyersville, which includes the famous baseball diamond and farmhouse seen in the 1989 film. www.fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com

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