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Rio de Janeiro for young kids

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Rio de Janeiro for young kids
There is more to Rio than sandbuckets and sunburns for the little ones. Enjoy these family-friendly activities that offer something of interest for all ages.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)
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Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)

In keeping with the flavor of the times; when they were building hothouses and exotic gardens in England and the Continent, the royal family created... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake
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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

Primarily a recreation area for Cariocas, the 5-mile pathway circling the lake is popular for walkers, skaters, and cyclists. In the evening there may be live music, and kiosks serving drinks and food.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
Ipanema Beach
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Ipanema Beach

Popularized by the song "The Girl from Ipanema," this world-famous beach gives foreign visitors a sense of life in Rio, displaying a cross-section of different lifestyles, chic boutiques and eateries and luxurious apartment buildings.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Museu do Indio
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Museu do Indio

The museum in Botafogo is housed primarily in a mansion, with displays both inside and out. Innovative exhibits display a collection of indigenous and tribal artifacts, with an interesting gallery and activities for kids.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Quinta da Boa Vista
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Quinta da Boa Vista

This complex, situated on the beautiful grounds of the former imperial palace, contains the Museu Nacional, the Jardim Zoologico, pools and statues.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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