At LEGOLAND in Florida - and presumably the California location, too - there is a "miniland" of American urban skylines recreated diminutively with LEGO bricks. It's one of the highlights of the huge parks. But, if you can't get there to see it, don't worry. The LEGOLAND Discovery Center in suburban Chicago is itself a mini version of the outdoor LEGOLAND, though entirely inside. And, best of all, even the Discovery Center has a miniland.
When we had kids we decided we'd take them with us to as many places as we could. I didn't travel much as a child - lots of camping trips a couple hours away and the occasional visit to places like Hershey, Pa., and Washington, D.C. - but those were different times. Still, we have always wanted to make sure our kids have experienced a range of places in Milwaukee, in Wisconsin, in the Midwest, across America and beyond.