California kids are a lucky bunch: They get to visit some of the greatest sights in the world without ever leaving their home state. In the spirit of all that's amazing to see here, SFGATE collected its 40 favorite spots around California that every kid should visit before growing up.

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This travel bucket list for the California family takes you all over the Golden State, from the lowest point in North America at Death Valley National Park to the tall trees of Muir Woods to the gold-rush ghost town of Bodie.

How many of these spots have you seen? Any we should add to our list?

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Use this list to help you get out there and explore the Golden State.