Whether you are road tripping with little ones this summer or just in the mood for a young-at-heart adventure, there are incredible playgrounds to check out all over the United States. Scheduling in a visit to a cool playground can be a great way to convince (bribe) kids to go to an art museum or historical sight beforehand. Dissipating some energy also makes dinner or lunch at a restaurant that much more tolerable.
Here are some of our favorites from sleek to wacky to innovative. What did we miss? Please let us about know your favorite playgrounds in the comments below.