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The Statue of Liberty reopens on Sunday, October 28

Statue Line Cruises' fleet in New York City.

Statue Line Cruises' fleet in New York City. Scott Barrow

If your kids are the kind of native New Yorkers who grew up in the city but have never been to the Statue of Liberty, now's your chance to give them the full tourist experience. The monument's interior has been closed for renovation since last October, but this Sunday, October 28, it will reopen to the public, just in time for the Statue's 126th anniversary.  Visitors can once again walk up the 383 steps to the observation deck inside Lady Liberty's crown, which features views of the New York Harbor. Since the renovation, the structure now boasts new, less steep (and more kid-friendly) stairs and a wheelchair-accessible elevator. But don't get too excited just yet: Tickets are required to visit the crown, and they're already sold out through the rest of the year. Tickets for next year should become available sometime in December (check statuecruises.com for updates). Liberty Island. $17, children ages 4--12 $9. Call 212-363-3200 or visit nps.gov/stli for more information.

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