What do the Golden Gate Bridge and Mount Rushmore have in common with our own Birmingham Civil Rights Institute? All three were included in the top 10 list of family vacation destinations by Budget Travel.
Voters nominated almost 600 attractions, based on the following criteria: The site should be fun, educational and magical when seen through the eyes of a child. It should inspire adults to their own sense of wonder and have universal appeal.
The final rank came from popular vote, plus diversity of location and theme. Together, the site says, these 10 represent the best that our nation has to offer our children.
We would agree, because we have seen the great work of BCRI as a place for knowledge and inspiration to people of all ages. We are proud to have been a part of some of this work and look forward to seeing what is ahead in the pivotal Civil Rights anniversary year of 2013.