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Mexico City with Kids

Visit the best museums and monuments along the Paseo de la Reforma and inside Chapultepec Park.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 3 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Along the beautiful and famous avenue called "Paseo de la Reforma" in Mexico City families can find most of this kid-friendly city's... more »

Tips:  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, between the trail itself and the steps taken inside the museum this will be a long day on your... more »

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Points of Interest

Start here early to beat the crowds and enjoy one of the most impressive museums of anthropology in the world.

This museum takes more than a full day or more than one visit to truly see it all. If you plan to follow this tour, you'll only have a little time here. So skip straight to the Aztecs and Mayan civilization displays (upper elementary... More

The museum of the National History of Mexico is deep inside Chapultepec Park in Chapultepec Castle.

The entrance is up a steep incline. You can walk up, or wait for the tram to take you up the mountainside and then walk down when you're finished. The views of the city from the museum are worth the trip alone, not to mention it is the only royal ... More

3. Monumento a los Ninos Heroes

The Monument de los Ninos was created to honor six youths who died during the US invasion of Mexico in the 1840s.

The story says that these teenage children decided not to let the US Army take the Mexican Flag. Apparently one child wrapped himself up in the flag and dove to his death rather then give up the flag. Their patriotism is honored and ... More

4. Museo de Arte Moderna

The third museum stop on the tour is the Museum of Modern Art. The two floors are filled with work from artists you might know, including Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Frida Kahlo, and others that might be new to you.

Since it is located inside Chapultepec Park, some of the modern art exhibits can be found outside on the grounds too. ... More

5. el Angel de Independencia

The Angel of Independence can be viewed from atop Chapultepec Castle and is a special monument in the center of Paseo de Reforma. Most people just call the monument "el Angel," as the bronze angel represents Mexican independence.

At times, visitors are allowed inside to view the memorial plaques and mausoleum of national heroes. Also, 12... More