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Minnie’s winning smile and perky demeanor may be instantly recognizable by Disney fans. But there are real flesh-and-blood women of greater renown. March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of women’s achievements throughout history. Here are three kid-friendly travel ideas for celebrating women all month long!
Spend the day in a public park – With spring in the air now’s the perfect time for a family trip to one of the many parks dedicated to illustrious women, like the Margaret Mead Green near the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Is there are budding writer or gardener in your family? Then consider a visit to Lenox, Massachusetts to The Mount, the estate and gardens of Edith Wharton.
Go on a treasure hunt to find statues or monuments depicting famous women —– In the Place des Pyramides in Paris families can marvel at the magnificent golden statue of Joan of Arc, one of France’s most famous heroines. Going to New York City? Then make your way to Riverside Park and 72nd Street to see the monument to Eleanor Roosevelt. Visitors to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, can marvel at “The Valiant Five,” which commemorated the work of five Canadian suffragettes. Not planning to travel outside the U.S. this spring? Then look for women-themed statues, like The Madonna of the Trail in Springfield, Ohio, or countless other monuments throughout the 50 states.
Visit a museum or historic site — Many museums, like The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offer special exhibits as part of Women’s History Month. Visitors to The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House in Washington, DC, can learn about the work of this civil rights activist. Can’t get away for a family vacation this March? Then take your family on a virtual tour of the National Women’s History Museum to learn about American women's contributions to politics, the arts, journalism, and more.
So, for a fun family trip this month, think “women’s history!”