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19 Places That Will Make Your Kid's Dreams Come True

They'll probably make your dreams come true, too.

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1. Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 Shop in London, England

Located in King's Cross Station, the very train station Harry himself used to get to Hogwarts, this magical store sells wands, spell books, authentic Hogwart's uniforms and everything else your little wizard could ever want.

3. The Curious George Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Fans of the famously inquisitive monkey will love the world's only Curious George store. Check their website to learn about story time events and when George himself will be dropping by.

Storefront | Dolls | Books

6. Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and the rest of the gang can be found at this theme park based on Sesame Street. "Sunny day, sweeping the clouds away..."

Sign | Cookie Monster | Cups | Big Bird

7. Junibacken in Stockholm, Sweden

This museum and children’s theater dedicated to the work of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren allows kids to jump into the world of her unforgettable creations like Pippi Longstocking.

Exterior | Slide | Interior | Pippy

8. Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia

Visitors watch "mother cabbages" give birth to Cabbage Patch dolls delivered by a team of nurses and doctors. Parents might find the experience surreal, but kids love it, especially if they're allowed to adopt one of the dolls.

Nurse | Doctor | Sign

10. Wild West City in Netcong, New Jersey

Cowboys and cowgirls can pan for gold, ride a pony, or watch a shoot-out unfold on Main Street, which is a replica of the one in 1880s Dodge City.

Town | Rider | Sign

11. Paddington Station Shop in London, England

It's located at the very train station that the Brown family originally found everyone's favorite marmalade loving bear in a duffle coat.

Exterior | Many bears | Statue | Bear

12. Hershey's Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Chocolate loving kids (basically all of them) can see how chocolate is made, create their own candy bar, and sample the deliciousness. Drool.

Entrance | Store | Chocolate

13. Legoland in California and Florida

Kids love "miniland," which features models of landmarks from around the world made out of millions of Lego bricks. Parents love not stepping on any of them.

Entrance | Darth Vader | Water cannons | City

16. Gatorland in Orlando, Florida

Reptile loving kids can get up and personal with hundreds of alligators, cheer on brave alligator wrestlers, or even ride a zip line over a pool filled with gators!

Girl | Gator | Bridge

19. Roswell UFO Museum in Roswell, New Mexico

Did the US government really cover up a crashed alien spacecraft in Roswell back in 1947? Take your alien obsessed kid here and find out!

Sign | Alien | Boy

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