Halloween Themed Songs: The Ultimate Playlist

halloweenWith summer drawing to a close, the kids heading back to school, and the long Labor Day weekend in sight, many of us look forward to the final getaway weekend of the summer. For some, it’s heading out to the beach for a day surfing, or maybe to the lake for boating, possibly to the river for fishing, still others to the mountain forests for camping. Maybe your weekend is closer to home for a BBQ in the backyard with family and friends or even to the stadium to enjoy a tailgate party before the game. Whatever your pleasure, it seems probable that the next likely day or event you may think Graveyard-Rain_1about, other than maybe something so insignificant as a family member’s birthday or anniversary (ha ha), is Halloween. In recent years, it looks like there is more fanfare about the grand event with many people really get caught up in the spirit. It has become a tradition for many to turn their house and/or yard into Hell’s Resort, the “lively” Haunted Cemetery  or a replica of the fabled Transylvania from folklore or movie fame. So here you will find a mass compilation of songs and music that fit the occasion for your mp3 sound system or playlist to get things moving. Some of the songs here are obvious while others are not. Majority of the songs haunted-housefeatured here represent the subject matter of various haunting themes (ghosts, goblins, witches, skeletons, werewolves, zombies, demons, Dracula, the Devil himself, hell, haunted houses, graveyards, full moons, evil creatures, etc). A number of these come from various movies and television shows. Others are simply the eerie and spooky sound effects or instrumentals. There are even those that were never really meant to be associated with Halloween yet have similar trademarks that reflect with the night’s theme. There are a few revered cult favorite music icons out there whom you can associate most of their music with “fright night” (ie… Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, The Misfits, King Diamond). Variety abounds … there are the novelty songs, easy going kid’s favorites, mild-mannered oldies, classical masterpieces that go back as much as 300 years, instrumental halloween-jackolantern-batspieces, movie soundtracks, classic rock, modern rock, alternative, classic country, blues, punk, new wave, thrash metal, etc.) And to keep those Death Metal, Speed Metal or Thrash Metal fans satisfied, a number of their stuff is included here as well – since looking for hardcore sounds associate the night with the “3 M’s” – mayhem, murder and madness. There truly is something here for every taste in music and as well as every type of party atmosphere.

Happy Hauntings!

* NOTE THAT THIS LIST HAS BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED & SEVERAL MORE SONGS HAVE BEEN ADDED FOR EVEN MORE HALLOWEEN THRILLS FOR HALLOWEEN 2011

Songs For Halloween

    1. Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band
    2. Addam’s Family Theme – TV Theme Song
    3. Addam’s Groove – MC Hammer
    4. Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked – Cage The Elephant
    5. All American Nightmare – Hinder
    6. All Hallow’s Eve – Manheim Steamroller
    7. All Hell’s Breakin’ Loose – Kiss
    8. All Nightmare Long – Metallica
    9. All You Zombies – Hooters
    10. American Witch – Rob Zombie
    11. And When I Die – Blood Sweat & Tears
    12. Astro Zombies – The Misfits
    13. At The Devil’s Ball – Irving Berlin (circa 1913)
    14. At The Graves – King Diamond
    15. Attack of The Fifty Foot Woman – The Tubes
    16. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
    17. Bark At The Moon – Ozzy Osbourne
    18. Batdance – Prince
    19. Bat Out of Hell – Meat Loaf
    20. Bats In The Belfry – Dispatch
    21. Battle of Evermore – Led Zeppelin
    22. Be Quick Or Be Dead – Iron Maiden
    23. Beautiful Monster – Ne-Yo
    24. Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
    25. Bewitched Theme – TV Theme Song
    26. Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered – Frank Sinatra (from the film Pal Joey)
    27. Bigfoot – Bro Smith
    28. Bitches Brew – Aerosmith
    29. Black #1 (Little Miss Scare-All) – Type-O Negative
    30. Black Cat – Janet Jackson
    31. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
    32. Black Magic Woman – Santana
    33. Blair Witch Theme – Movie soundtrack
    34. The Blob – Five Blobs
    35. Bloodletting (The Vampire’s Song) – Concrete Blonde
    36. Bodies – Drowning Pool
    37. The Boogie Man Is Outside – John Carpenter (from the Halloween movie series)
    38. The Boogie Monster – Gnarls Barkley
    39. Boris The Spider – The Who
    40. Burn The Witch – Queens of The Stone Age
    41. Castin’ My Spell – Johnny Otis
    42. Cemetary Gates – Pantera
    43. Children of The Grave – Black Sabbath
    44. Clap For The Wolfman – Guess Who
    45. Cold Ethyl – Alice Cooper
    46. Crazy In The Night – Kim Carnes
    47. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
    48. The Creature – Buchanan & Goodman (novelty classic)
    49. Creature Features Theme (aka: Gotham City Municipal Swing Band) (note that this is the opening theme song from the 1970’s cult classic late night TV series “Creature Features”)  – Neil Hefti
    50. Creature From The Black Lagoon – Dave Edmunds
    51. Creeping Death – Metallica
    52. Cryptorchild – Marilyn Manson
    53. D.O.A. – Bloodrock
    54. Dark As A Dungeon – Johnny Cash
    55. Dark Lady – Cher
    56. Dark Shadows Theme – From The TV Series
    57. Darkness – Aerosmith
    58. Daughter of Darkness – Tom Jones
    59. Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
    60. Dead Memories – Slipknot
    61. Dead Or Alive – Oingo Boingo
    62. Dead Skin Mask – Slayer
    63. Demons – Guster
    64. Devil In Disguise – Elvis Presley
    65. Devil Inside – INXS
    66. Devil Town – Bright Eyes
    67. Devil Went Down To Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band
    68. Devil With A Blue Dress On – Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
    69. Devil Woman – Cliff Richard
    70. The Devil’s Ball – World Inferno Friendship Society
    71. Devil’s Child – Judas Priest
    72. Devil’s Den – Clarence Brewer
    73. Devil’s Haircut – Beck
    74. Die Die My Darling – The Misfits
    75. Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead – The Fifth Estate (from The Wizard of Oz)
    76. Dinner With Drac – John Zacherle
    77. Do They Know It’s Hallowe’en – North American Hallowe’en Prevention Initiative” (NAHPI)
    78. Don’t Fear The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
    79. Dracula – Gorillaz
    80. Dracula (Main Title & Storm Sequence) – Movie Theme
    81. Dragula – Rob Zombie
    82. Du Hast – Rammstein
    83. Every Day Is Halloween – Ministry
    84. Evil Ways – Santana
    85. Evil Woman – Electric Light Orchestra
    86. Eye of The Witch – King Diamond
    87. Eye of The Zombie – John Fogerty
    88. Eyes Without A Face – Billy Idol
    89. The Family Ghost – King Diamond
    90. Fear of The Dark – Iron Maiden
    91. Feed My Frankenstein – Alice Cooper
    92. Fire – Crazy World of Arthur Brown
    93. The Flying Dutchman – Manheim Steamroller (a classical piece by Wagner)
    94. For Whom The Bell Tolls – Metallica
    95. Frankenstein – Edgar Winter Group
    96. Frankenstein of ’59 – Buchanan & Goodman (50’s novelty classic)
    97. Frankenstein Returns – Buchanan & Goodman (50’s novelty classic)
    98. Frankenstein Twist – The Mansfields
    99. Frankenstein’s Den – Hollywood Flames
    100. Freaks Come Out At Night – Whodini
    101. Friday The 13th – Movie Theme
    102. Friend of the Devil – Grateful Dead
    103. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding – Elton John
    104. Funeral March of A Marionette – Alfred Hitchcock Theme (a classical piece by Gounod)
    105. Funeral March of The Marionettes – Manheim Steamroller (a classical piece by Gounod)
    106. Funeral Pyre – The Jam
    107. Fur Elise – Beethoven (used in the annual TV special – Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown)
    108. Ghost – Howie Day
    109. The Ghost In You – Psychedelic Furs
    110. The Ghost of Tom Joad – Bruce Springsteen
    111. The Ghost of Tom Joad – Rage Against The Machine
    112. The Ghost of You – My Chemical Romance
    113. Ghost Riders In The Sky – Johnny Cash
    114. Ghost Riders In The Sky – Outlaws
    115. Ghost Riders In The Sky – Ramrods
    116. Ghost Town – Specials
    117. Ghost Train – Elvis Costello
    118. The Ghosts Around You – Longwave
    119. Ghostbusters (theme song from the movie Ghostbusters) – Ray Parker Jr.
    120. Ghoul’s Night Out – The Misfits
    121. Go To Hell – Alice Cooper
    122. Graveyard Blues – Clarence Brewer
    123. Groovy Ghost Show – Casper
    124. H – A – Double L – O – W – Double E – N Spells Halloween – Wade Denning & Kay Lande (classic kid’s song from 1969)
    125. Hall of The Mountain King – Manheim Steamroller (a classic piece by Grieg)
    126. Halloween – A.F.I.
    127. Halloween – Dave Matthews Band
    128. Halloween – Dead Kennedys
    129. Halloween – The Misfits
    130. Halloween – King Diamond
    131. Halloween – Dream Syndicate
    132. Halloween – Helloween
    133. Halloween – Siouxsie & The Banshees
    134. Halloween Americana – Everclear
    135. Halloween Blues – Clarence Brewer
    136. Halloween Dance – Reverend Horton HeatRob Zombie-Halloween
    137. Halloween Girl – Seraphim Shock
    138. Halloween Head – Ryan Adams
    139. Halloween On The Barbary Coast – Flaming Lips
    140. Halloween Parade – Lou Reed
    141. Halloween Theme – John Carpenter’s Classic Movie Theme
    142. Haunted – Taylor Swift
    143. Haunted House – BB King
    144. Haunted House – Jumpin’ Gene Simmons
    145. Haunted Mansion On The Hill – San Sebastian Strings
    146. He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask) – Alice Cooper (Theme from Friday The 13th – Part 6 – Jason Lives)
    147. Hell (D-A-M-N-A-T-I-O-N) – Squirrel Nut Zippers
    148. Hellraiser – Motorhead
    149. Hells Bells – AC/DC
    150. Highway To Hell – AC/DC
    151. Hotel California – Eagles
    152. House of A 1000 Corpses – Rob Zombie
    153. Hunting For Witches – Bloc Party
    154. I Bleed – The Pixies
    155. (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight – Cutting Crew
    156. I Love The Dead – Alice Cooper
    157. I Put A Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
    158. I Put A Spell On You – Creedence Clearwater Revival
    159. I Put A Spell On You – Marilyn Manson
    160. I See Monsters – Ryan Adams
    161. I Want My Baby Back – Jimmy Cross (Dr. Demento novelty classic)
    162. I Was A Teenage Werewolf – The Cramps
    163. I Will Be There When You Die – My Morning Jacket
    164. I’m Your Boogie Man – KC & The Sunshine Band
    165. I’m Your Boogieman – White Zombie
    166. In The Shadows – The Stranglers
    167. Iron Man – Black Sabbath
    168. It’s Halloween – The Shaggs
    169. Jack-O-Lantern Blues – Big Jeff
    170. Jaws Theme (From The Movie) – John Williams
    171. Keepin’ Halloween Alive – Alice Cooper (see display promo at bottom of post)
    172. The Killing Jar – Siouxie & The Banshees
    173. The Killing Moon – Echo & The Bunnymen
    174. Legend of Wooley Swamp – Charlie Daniels Band
    175. Lil’ Devil – The Cult
    176. Lil’ Red Riding Hood – Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs
    177. Little Ghost – The White Stripes
    178. Living Dead Girl – Rob Zombie
    179. The Lords of Salem – Rob Zombie
    180. Love Potion Number Nine – The Clovers
    181. Love Potion Number Nine – The Searchers
    182. Lucifer – Alan Parsons Project
    183. Luciferama (live) – Alan Parsons Project
    184. Lullaby – The Cure
    185. Magic Man – Heart
    186. The Man Comes Around – Johnny Cash (one of his very last songs released before his death – very haunting song about death – you gotta check out the lyrics for this also)
    187. Maneater – Hall & Oates
    188. Marie Laveau – Bobby Bare
    189. The Martian Boogie – Brownsville Station
    190. Martian Hop – Ran-Dells
    191. Monster – Skillet
    192. Monster Boogie – Laurie Berkner
    193. Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
    194. Monster Mash – The Misfits
    195. Monsters – Ari Hest
    196. Monster’s Holiday – Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
    197. Monster’s Holiday – Buck Owens
    198. Moonshadow – Cat Stevens
    199. The Mummy – Bob McFadden & Dor
    200. The Munster’s Theme – TV Theme Song
    201. My Little Demon – Fleetwood Mac
    202. Natural Ghost – Ryan Adams
    203. Nature Trail To Hell – Weird Al Yankovic (novelty)
    204. Night
    205. Night On Bald Mountain – Manheim Steamroller (a classical piece by Mussorgsky)
    206. Nightmare On Elm Street Theme – Movie Theme
    207. Nightmare On My Street – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (Will Smith)
    208. No One Lives Forever – Oingo Boingo
    209. Number of The Beast – Iron Maiden
    210. O Fortuna (Carmina Burana) – Carl Orff (All Time classical horror theme)
    211. Paint It Black – Rolling Stones
    212. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
    213. People Are Strange – The Doors
    214. Pet Sematary (from the Stephen King movie) – The Ramones
    215. Phantom of The Opera Theme – Andrew Lloyd Webber (classic from the Broadway Musical)
    216. Poison – Alice Cooper
    217. Poltergeist (Carol Anne’s Theme) – Movie Theme
    218. Psycho Theme – Alfred Hitchcock’s Classic Movie Theme
    219. Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
    220. Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley
    221. Purple People Eater – Dickie Goodman
    222. The Raven – Alan Parson’s Project
    223. Red Right Hand – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
    224. Rock & Roll Graveyard – Manheim Steamroller
    225. Rockin’ Bones – The Cramps
    226. Run Like Hell – Pink Floyd
    227. Runin’ With The Devil – Van Halen
    228. Running Scared – Roy Orbison
    229. Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers
    230. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – David Bowie
    231. Searching For The Ghost – Heartless Bastards
    232. Season of The Witch – Donovan
    233. She’s My Vampire Girl – Groovie Ghoulies
    234. She’s Not There – Zombies
    235. The Shining – (Theme from the movie)
    236. Shout At The Devil – Motley Crue
    237. The Skull Beneath The Skin – Megadeth
    238. Skulls – The Misfits
    239. Sleeping With Ghosts – Placebo
    240. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
    241. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Manheim Steamroller (a classical piece by Dukas)
    242. Spiders – System of A Down (from the Soundtrack of the movie – Scream 3)
    243. Spiders & Snakes – Jim Stafford
    244. Spiders (Kidsmoke) – Wilco
    245. Spooky – Classics IV
    246. Stormy – Classics IV
    247. Stormy – Santana
    248. Strange Brew – Cream
    249. Strange Magic – Electric Light Orchestra
    250. Superbeast – Rob Zombie
    251. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
    252. Superstition – Stevie Ray Vaughn
    253. Surfin’ Dead – The Cramps
    254. Swamp Witch – Jim Stafford
    255. Sympathy For The Devil – Rolling Stones
    256. Tainted Love – Marilyn Manson
    257. Tales From The Crypt – Original Theme from The Movie
    258. Teenage Frankenstein – Alice Cooper
    259. That Old Black Magic – Sammy Davis Jr.Michael-Jackson-Thriller-cast
    260. This Is Thirteen – Anvil
    261. This Is Halloween – Marilyn Manson
    262. This Is Halloween (from the movie Nightmare Before Christmas) – Danny Elfman
    263. This Is Halloween – Panic At The Disco
    264. The Time Warp – Theme from Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack
    265. Thriller – Michael Jackson
    266. Toccata & Fugue In D Minor – JS Bach (all time classical piece almost 300 years old!)
    267. Toccata In Demole – Manheim Steamroller (a classical piece by Bach)
    268. Touch of Evil – Judas Priest
    269. Transylvania Boogie – Frank Zappa
    270. Transylvania Mania Blues – (from the Mel Brooks Classic – Young Frankenstein)
    271. The Tranyslvania Twist – Baron Daemon & The Vampires
    272. Trick Or Treat – Fastway
    273. Tubular Bells (Theme From The Exorcist) – Mike Oldfield
    274. Twilight Zone – TV Theme
    275. Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone – Manhattan Transfer
    276. Undertaker – M. Ward
    277. Unsolved Mysteries Theme – TV Series Theme
    278. Vampires – Pet Shop Boys
    279. Vampires Will Never Hurt You – My Chemical Romance
    280. Voodoo – Godsmack
    281. Voodoo Child – Jimi Hendrix
    282. Voodoo Child – Steve Winwood
    283. Wake The Dead – The Used
    284. Waltz In Black – The Stranglers
    285. Welcome To My Nightmare – Alice Cooper
    286. Werewolf – Five Man Electrical Band
    287. Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
    288. When Worlds Collide – Powerman 5000
    289. Where Evil Grows – Poppy Family
    290. Whistlin’ Past The Graveyard – Tom Waits
    291. Who Wants To Be A Zombie Anyways – The Mansfields
    292. The Witch – The Cult
    293. Witch Doctor – David Seville & The Chipmunks
    294. Witch Hunt – Rush
    295. Witch In The Ditch – Erasure
    296. Witch Queen of New Orleans – Redbone
    297. Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
    298. Witchcraft – Elvis Presley
    299. Witches – Cowboy Junkies
    300. Witch’s Promise – Jethro Tull
    301. Witchy Woman – Eagles
    302. X-Files Theme (from the TV Show) – Mark Snow
    303. Zombie – The Cranberries
    304. Zombie Jamboree – Harry Belafonte
    305. Zombie Jamboree – Rockapella
    306. Zombie Stomp – Ozzy Osbourne

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50 Most Popular Tourist Attractions In The World

Have you ever wondered what tourist attractions and places of interest receive the most visitors worldwide. Well, back in 2007, Forbes Traveler released a ranking of the world’s 50 most visited tourist attractions. This includes both international and domestic tourists. The following list will show you the most popular tourist attractions in the world, based upon the number of visitors. Now obviously those with paid attendance figures will be more precise than those that are free to the public. Some of those listed here are more obvious than others and some may even surprise you.

See how many you’ve heard of or even recognize…..

* Included here for the first time are direct links (whenever possible) to each site for more detailed information. Website links that are listed are English versions (where applicable).

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50 Most Popular Tourist Attractions

In The World


#1 – Times Square

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New York City, New York (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 35 million

http://www.timessquarenyc.org/

http://timessquare.com/

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#2 – National Mall & Memorial Parks

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Washington, D.C. (USA)

Annual Visitors…..25 million

http://www.nps.gov/NAMA

http://www.nps.gov/mall

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#3 – Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

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Lake Buena Vista, Florida (USA)

Annual Visitors…..16.6 million

http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/

http://www.wdwinfo.com/

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#4 – Trafalgar Square

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London, England (UK)

Annual Visitors…..15 million

http://www.london.gov.uk/trafalgarsquare/

http://www.ionthesquare.co.uk/

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#5 – Disneyland Park

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Anaheim, California (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 14.7 million

http://disneyland.disney.go.com/disneyland

http://www.wdwinfo.com/disneyland/disneyland-theme-parks.htm

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#6 – Niagara Falls

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Ontario (Canada) & New York (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 14 million

http://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/

http://www.niagara-usa.com/

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#7 – Fisherman’s Wharf / Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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San Francisco, California (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 13 million

http://www.visitfishermanswharf.com/

http://www.nps.gov/goga

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#8 – Tokyo Disneyland / DisneySea

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Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture (Japan)

Annual Visitors….. 12.9 million

http://www.tokyodisneyresort.co.jp

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#9 – Notre Dame de Paris

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Paris (France)

Annual Visitors….. 12 million

http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/

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#10 – Disneyland Paris

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Marne-La-Vallée (France)

Annual Visitors….. 10.6 million

http://www.disneylandparis.com/

http://www.disneylandparis.co.uk

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#11 – Great Wall of China

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Badaling (China)

Annual Visitors….. 10 million

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/china_great_wall/

http://www.greatwall-of-china.com/

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#12 – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Tennessee/North Carolina (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 9.2 million

http://www.nps.gov/grsm

http://www.gatlinburg.com/things-to-do/national-park/

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#13 – Universal Studios Japan

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Osaka (Japan)

Annual Visitors….. 8.5 million

http://www.usj.co.jp/e/

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#14 – Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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Paris (France)

Annual Visitors….. 8 million

http://www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com/

http://www.paris.org/Monuments/Sacre.Coeur/

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#15 – Musee du Louvre

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Paris (France)

Annual Visitors….. 7.5 million

http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home

http://www.paris.org/Musees/Louvre/

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#16 – Everland

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Gyeonggi-Do (South Korea)

Annual Visitors….. 7.5 million

http://www.everland.com/MultiLanguage/english/

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264235

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#17 – The Forbidden City / Tienanmen Square

Tiananmen with chairmen Mao portrait, Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China

Beijing (China)

Annual Visitors…..7 million

http://www.beijingtrip.com/attractions/square.htm

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/beijing/tianan.htm

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#18 – Eiffel Tower

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Paris (France)

Annual Visitors….. 6.7 million

http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/teiffel/uk/

http://www.paris.org/Monuments/Eiffel/

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#19 – Universal Studios / Islands of Adventure

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Orlando, Florida (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 6 million

http://www.universalorlando.com/amusement-parks/islands-of-adventure.html

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#20 – Sea World Florida

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Orlando, Florida (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 5.7 million

http://www.seaworld.com/orlando/

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#21 – Pleasure Beach

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Blackpool, Lancashire, England (UK)

Annual Visitors….. 5.7 million

http://www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com/

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#22 – Lotte World

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Seoul (South Korea)

Annual Visitors….. 5.5 million

http://www.lotteworld.com/Global_eng/Main.asp

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#23 – Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

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Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture (Japan)

Annual Visitors….. 5.4 million

http://www.seaparadise.co.jp/english/

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#24 – Hong Kong Disneyland

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Lantau Island (Hong Kong)

Annual Visitors….. 5.2 million

http://park.hongkongdisneyland.com/hkdl/en_US/home/home?name=HomePage

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#25 – Centre Pompidou

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Paris (France)

Annual Visitors….. 5.1 million

http://www.cnac-gp.fr/

http://www.centrepompidou.fr/

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#26 – Tate Modern

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Bankside, London, England (UK)

Annual Visitors….. 4.9 million

http://www.tate.org.uk/

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#27 – British Museum

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London, England (UK)

Annual Visitors….. 4.8 million

http://www.britishmuseum.org/

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#28 – Universal Studios

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Los Angeles, California (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 4.7 million

http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/

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#29 – National Gallery

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Trafalgar Square, London, England (UK)

Annual Visitors….. 4.6 million

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

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#30 – Metropolitan Museum of Art

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New York City, New York (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 4.5 million

http://www.metmuseum.org/

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#31 – Grand Canyon National Park

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Arizona (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 4.4 million

http://www.nps.gov/grca

http://www.nps.gov/archive/grca/grandcanyon

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#32 – Tivoli Gardens

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Copenhagen (Denmark)

Annual Visitors….. 4.4 million

http://tivoli.dk/

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#33 – Ocean Park

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Wong Chuk Hang (Hong Kong)

Annual Visitors….. 4.38 million

http://www.oceanpark.com.hk/html/en/home/

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#34 – Busch Gardens

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Tampa Bay, Florida (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 4.36 million

http://www.buschgardens.com/BGT2/

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#35 – Sea World San Diego

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San Diego, California (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 4.26 million

http://www.seaworld.com/sandiego/

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#36 – Statue of Liberty

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Liberty Island / New York Harbor

New York City, New York (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 4.24 million

http://www.nps.gov/STLI

http://www.statueofliberty.org/

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#37 – The Vatican (Vatican Square)

& surrounding museums

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Vatican City

Annual Visitors….. 4.2 million

http://www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm

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#38 – Sydney Opera House

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Sydney, New South Wales (Australia)

Annual Visitors….. 4 million

http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/

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#39 – The Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)

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Rome (Italy)

Annual Visitors….. 4 million

http://www.italyguides.it/us/roma/colosseum.htm

http://www.tickitaly.com/galleries/colosseum-rome-italy.php

http://www.rome.info/about/

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#40 – American Museum of Natural History

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New York City, New York (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 4 million

http://www.amnh.org/

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#41 – Grauman’s Chinese Theater

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Hollywood, California (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 4 million

http://www.manntheaters.com/chinese/

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#42 – Empire State Building

empire-state-building

New York City, New York (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 4 million

http://www.esbnyc.com/tourism/tourism_visitorinfo.cfm

http://www.esbnyc.com/index2.cfm?noflash=1

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#43 – Natural History Museum London

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Kensington, London, England (UK)

Annual Visitors….. 3.7 million

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/

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#44 – The London Eye

london-eye

Lambeth, London, England (UK)

Annual Visitors….. 3.5 million

http://www.londoneye.com/

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#45 – Palace of Versailles

Palace Of Versailles Opens Doors For Night Time Art Show

Versailles (France)

Annual Visitors….. 3.45 million

http://en.chateauversailles.fr/homepage

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#46 – Yosemite National Park

yosemite_np

California (USA)

Annual Visitors….. 3.44 million

http://www.nps.gov/yose

http://www.yosemitepark.com/

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#47 – Great Pyramid of Giza

pyramids-of-giza

Giza (Egypt)

Annual Visitors….. 3 million

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/giza.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pyramid_of_Giza

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#48 – Pompeii

pompeii-italy

Campania region (Italy)

Annual Visitors….. 2.5 million

http://www.pompeiisites.org/

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#49 – Hermitage Museum

hermitage_museum-saint_petersburg2

Saint Petersburg (Russia)

Annual Visitors….. 2.5 million

http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/index.html

http://www.arthermitage.org/

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#50 – Taj Mahal

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Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh (India)

Annual Visitors….. 2.4 million

http://www.tajmahal.org.uk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_Mahal

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How many of these have you been to?

Which ones would you eventually like to make a trip to see?

Quite a few of you will more than likely recognize many of the attractions listed above and may even be a little surprised that some other well known tourist spots are not included on this list. Then again, many Westerners may not be aware of places like Everland and Lotte World, but these mega-parks in South Korea are very well known on the other side of the world and get the definitely get the visitors.

Based on the research for visitor rankings, France receives more foreign tourists per year than any other country at 76 million. Then comes Spain with 55 million. The United States places 3rd with 50 million and China follows with 47 million. Italy rounds out the top five with 37 million. The United Kingdom is not far behind that. More information regarding the list and how the list was compiled can be found at Forbes.com.

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You may want to check out the following popular post about the most popular tourist attractions within the United States based upon attendance and visitor information provided by office of tourism and park information centers.

Most Popular US Attractions: State By State

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10 Fast Facts About Indian Casinos & Tribal Land

Here are a few fast facts about Native American tribal gaming and Indian Casinos in the United dreamcatcherStates as well as tribal land and reservation issues:

  • Tribes receive $4 of every $10 that Americans wager at casinos.
  • Indian casinos earn $26.7 billion in 2008 revenues.
  • There are 425 Indian gaming facilities operating in the US and growing fast.
  • 240 tribes operate casinos in the US.
  • Indian gaming operates in 28 states.
  • Indian gaming provides 346,000 jobs and pays $11.2 billion in wages.
  • Indian gaming pays $1.3 billion in taxes to federal, state, local governments.
  • Indian casinos and Native Americans living on reservations are not required to pay state taxes as long as they make their money on tribal lands. The federal government can tax individual Indians, but not tribal government revenues.
  • Sovereign status exempts tribal members from paying state income tax if they live and work on the reservation, but they still must pay federal income tax.
  • The biggest impact for tribal members and for the tribe at large is that their land can be placed in trust, meaning that it is not subject to property tax.

Source: National Indian Gaming Commission http://www.nigc.gov

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Indian Casinos of California

Indian Casinos of California

california_state_image_greenBy the looks of things, even with current economic crunch, Indian gaming appears to be alive and well in California. With 60 tribal gaming establishments currently operating in the ‘Golden State’, and at least 14 more that are well into the process of negotiations with the state, there appears to be countless bonuses and promotions to lure locals and travelers alike to the nearest casino to eat, drink, play, enjoy the shows and even spend the night or two without having to venture to far away from home base. They continue to put the squeeze on Nevada gaming havens of Las Vegas, Henderson, Laughlin, Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson City and points in-between. Links to each tribe’s casino website have been included here for you to learn more about what each one has to offer. Most appear to be operating 24 hours now and majority offer additional attractions and/or accommodations.

  • Agua Caliente Casino Resort SpaAgua-Caliente-Casino

www.hotwatercasino.com

32-250 Bob Hope Drive

Rancho Mirage, California 92270

Riverside County

(760) 321-2000

(888) 999-1995

  • Augustine Casinoaugustine-casino

www.augustinecasino.com

84-001 Avenue 54 at Van Buren

Coachella, California 92236

Riverside County

888-PLAY2WIN

760-391-9500

  • Barona Resort & CasinoBarona-Resort-Casino

www.barona.com

1932 Wildcat Canyon Road

Lakeside, CA 92040

San Diego County

(888) 722-7662

(619) 443-2300

  • Bear River CasinoBear-River-Casino

www.bearrivercasino.com

11 Bear River Dr

Loleta, CA 95551

Humboldt County

(707) 733-9644

  • Black Oak CasinoBlack-Oak-Casino

www.blackoakcasino.com

19400 Tuolumne Road North

Tuolumne, CA 95379

Tuolumne County

(877) 747-8777

(209) 928-9300

  • Blue Lake CasinoBlue-Lake-Casino

www.bluelakecasino.com

777 Casino Way

Blue Lake, CA 95525

Humboldt County

(707) 668-9770

  • Cache Creek Casino ResortCache_Creek_Casino

www.cachecreek.com

14455 Highway 16

Brooks, CA 95606

Yolo County

(800) 452-8181

(530) 796-3118

  • Cahuilla Creek CasinoCahuilla-Creek-Casino

www.cahuilla.com

52702 Highway 371

Anza, CA 92539

Riverside County

(909) 763-1200

  • Casino MorongoCasino-Morongo

www.casinomorongo.com

49500 Seminole

Cabazon, CA 92230

Riverside County

(800) 252-4499

(909) 849-3080

  • Casino PaumaCasino-Pauma

www.casinopauma.com

777 Pauma Reservation Road

Pauma Valley, CA 92061

San Diego County

(877) 687-2862

(760) 742-2177

Cher-Ae Heights CasinoCher-Ae-Heights-Casino

www.cheraeheightscasino.com

27 Scenic Drive

Trinidad, CA 95570

Humboldt County

(800) 684-2464

(707) 677-3611

  • Chicken Ranch Bingo & Casino

(no website found)

16929 Chicken Ranch Road

Jamestown, CA 95327

Tuolumne County

(800) 752-4646

(209) 984-3000

  • Chukchansi Gold Resort & CasinoChukchansi-Gold-Resort-Casino

www.chukchansigold.com

711 Lucky Lane

Coarsegold, CA 93614

Madera County

(866) 794-6946

(559) 692-5200

  • Chumash Casino ResortChumash-Casino-Resort

www.chumashcasino.com

3400 East Hwy 246

Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Santa Barbara County

(800) 728-9997

(805) 686-0855

  • Colusa Casino ResortColusa-Casino-Resort

www.colusacasino.com

3770 Highway 45

Colusa, CA 95932

Colusa County

(800) 655-8946

(530) 458-8844

  • Coyote Valley CasinoCoyoteValleyCasino

www.coyotevalleycasino.com

7751 North State Street

Redwood Valley, CA 95470

Mendocino County

(707) 485-0700

  • Desert Rose CasinoDesert-Rose-Casino

(no website found)

901 County Road 56

Alturas, CA 96101

Modoc County

(530) 233-3141

  • Diamond Mountain CasinoDiamond-Mountain-Casino

www.diamondmountaincasino.com

900 Skyline Drive

Susanville, CA 96130

Lassen County

(877) 319-8514

  • Eagle Mountain CasinoEagle-Mountain-Casino

www.eaglemtncasino.com

681 South Tule Road

Porterville, CA 93258

Tulare County

(800) 903-3353

(559) 788-6220

  • Elk Valley CasinoElk-Valley-Casino

www.elkvalleycasino.com

2500 Howland Hill Road

Crescent City, CA 95531

Del Norte County

(888) 574-2744

(707) 464-1020

  • Fantasy Springs CasinoFantasy-Springs-Casino

www.fantasyspringsresort.com

84245 Indio Springs Parkway

Indio, CA 92203

Riverside County

(800) 827-2946

(760) 342-5000

  • Feather Falls CasinoFeather-Falls-Casino

www.featherfallscasino.com

3 Alverda Drive

Oroville, CA 95966

Butte County

(877) 652-4646

(530) 533-3885

  • Gold Country CasinoGold-Country-Casino

www.goldcountrycasino.com

4020 Olive Highway

Oroville, CA 95966

Butte County

(800) 334-9400

(530) 534-9892

  • Golden Acorn CasinoGolden_Acorn_Casino

www.goldenacorncasino.com

1800 Golden Acorn Way

Campo, CA 91906

San Diego County

(866) 794-6244

  • Harrah’s Rincon Casino & ResortHarrahs-Rincon-Casino-Resort

www.harrahsrincon.com

33750 Valley Center Road

Valley Center, CA 92082

San Diego County

(877) 777-2457

(760) 751-3100

  • Havasu Landing Resort CasinoHavasu-Landing-Resort-Casino

www.havasulanding.com

1 Main Street

Havasu Lake, CA 92363

San Bernardino County

(800) 307-3610

(760) 858-4593

  • Hopland Sho-Ka-Wah CasinoHopland-Sho-Ka-Wah-Casino

www.shokawah.com

13101 Nokomis Road

Hopland, CA 95449

Mendocino County

(888) 746-5692

(707) 744-1395

  • Jackson Rancheria Casino, Hotel, & Conference CenterJackson-Rancheria-Casino

www.jacksoncasino.com

12222 New York Ranch Road

Jackson, CA 95642

Amador County

(800) 822-9466

(209) 223-1677

  • Konocti Vista Resort & CasinoKonocti-Vista-Resort-Casino

www.kvcasino.com

2755 Mission Rancheria Road

Lakeport, CA 95453

Lake County

(800) 386-1950

(707) 262-1900

  • La Posta CasinoLa-Posta-Casino

www.lapostacasino.com

777 Crestwood Rd.

Boulevard, CA 91905

San Diego County

(619) 824-4100

  • Lucky 7 CasinoLucky-7-Casino

www.lucky7casino.com

350 North Indian Road

Smith River, CA 95567

Del Norte County

(866) 777-7170

(707) 487-7777

  • Lucky Bear CasinoLucky-Bear-Casino

www.hoopa-nsn.gov

Highway 96

Hoopa, CA 95546

Humboldt County

(530) 625-5198

  • Mono Wind CasinoMono-Wind-Casino

www.monowind.com

37302 Rancheria Lane

Auberry, CA 93602

Fresno County

(559) 855-4350

  • Nuwu Casino Resort & RV ParkNuwu Casino drawing

www.nuwucasino.com

Adobe Road & Baseline Road

Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

San Bernardino County

(877) 945-2200

  • Paiute Palace CasinoPaiute-Palace-Casino

www.paiutepalace.com

2742 North Sierra Highway

Bishop, CA 93514

Inyo County

(888) 372-4883

(760) 873-4150

  • Pala Casino Resort & SpaPala-Casino-Resort

www.palacasino.com

11154 Highway 76

Pala, CA 92059

San Diego County

(877) 946-7252

(760) 510-5100

  • Pechanga Resort & CasinoPechanga-Resort-Casino

www.pechanga.com

45000 Pechanga Parkway

Temecula, CA 92592

Riverside County

(877) 711-2946

(909) 693-1819

  • Pit River Casino

www.pitrivercasino.com

20265 Tamarack Avenue

Burney, CA 96013

Shasta County

(888) 245-2992

(530) 335-2334

  • Quechan Casino ResortQuechan-Casino-Resort

www.playqcr.net

450 Quechan Rd

Winterhaven, CA 92283

Imperial County

(888) 777-4946

(760) 572-7777

  • Red Earth CasinoRed-Earth-Casino

www.redearthcasino.com

3089 Norm Niver Rd.

Salton City, CA 92274

Imperial County

(760) 395-1200

  • Red Fox CasinoRed-Fox-Casino

www.redfox.com

200 Cahto Drive

Laytonville, CA 95454

Mendocino County

(888) 473-3369

(707) 984-6800

  • Red Hawk CasinoRed-Hawk-Casino

www.redhawkcasino.com

1 Red Hawk Pkwy.

Shingle Springs, CA

El Dorado County

(530) 677-7000

(888) 573-3495

  • River Rock CasinoRiver-Rock-Casino

www.riverrockcasino.com

3250 Highway 128 East

Geyserville, CA 95441

Sonoma County

(707) 857-2777

  • Robinson Rancheria Casino & BingoRobinson-Rancheria-Casino

www.robinsonrancheria.biz

1545 East Highway 20

Nice, CA 95464

Lake County

(800) 809-3636

(707) 262-4000

  • Rolling Hills CasinoRolling-Hills-Casino

www.rollinghillscasino.com

2655 Barham Avenue

Corning, CA 96021

Tehama County

(888) 331-6400

(530) 528-3500

  • San Manuel Indian Bingo & CasinoSan-Manuel-Casino

www.sanmanuel.com

5797 North Victoria Avenue

Highland, CA 92346

San Bernardino County

(800) 359-2464

(909) 864-5050

  • San Pablo Lytton CasinoSan-Pablo-Lytton-Casino

www.sanpablolytton.com

13255 San Pablo Ave

San Pablo, CA 94806

Contra Costa County

(510) 215-7888

  • Santa Ysabel Resort & CasinoSanta_Ysabel-Resort-Casino

www.santaysabelcasino.com

25575 Highway 79

Santa Ysabel, California 92070

San Diego County

(760) 787-0909

  • Sherwood Valley Rancheria CasinoBlack-Bart-Casino

(formerly named Black Bart Casino)

www.blackbartcasino.com

100 Kawi Place

Willits, California 95490

Mendocino County

(707) 459-7330

  • Soboba CasinoSoboba-Casino

www.soboba.net

23333 Soboba Road

San Jacinto, CA 92581

Riverside County

(866) 476-2622

(951) 665-1000

  • Spa Resort CasinoSpa-Resort-Casino2

www.sparesortcasino.com

140 North Indian Canyon Drive

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Riverside County

(800) 258-2946

(760) 883-1000

  • Spotlight 29 CasinoSpotlight-29-Casino

www.spotlight29.net

46200 Harrison Place

Coachella, CA 92236

Riverside County

(866) 878-6729

(760) 775-5566

  • Sycuan Casino & ResortSycuan-Casino-Resort

www.sycuan.com

5469 Casino Way

El Cajon, CA 92019

San Diego County

(800) 279-2826

(619) 445-6002

  • Table Mountain CasinoTable-Mountain-Casino

www.tmcasino.com

8184 Table Mountain Road

Friant, CA 93626

Fresno County

(800) 541-3637

(559) 822-7777

  • Tachi Palace Hotel & CasinoTachi-Palace-Casino

www.tachipalace.com

17225 Jersey Avenue

Lemoore, CA 93245

Kings County

(866) 472-5223

(559) 924-7751

  • Thunder Valley CasinoThunder-Valley-Casino

www.thundervalleyresort.com

1200 Athens Avenue

Lincoln, CA 95648

Placer County

(877) 468-8777

(916) 408-7777

  • Twin Pine Casino & HotelTwin Pines Casino

www.twinpine.com

22223 Highway 29

Middletown, California 95461

Lake County

(800) 564-4872

(707) 987-0197

  • Valley View CasinoValley-View-Casino

www.valleyviewcasino.com

16300 Nyemii Pass Road

Valley Center, CA 92082

San Diego County

(866) 726-7277

(760) 291-5500

  • Viejas CasinoViejas-Casino

www.viejas.com

5000 Willows Road

Alpine, CA 91901

San Diego County

(800) 847-6537

(619) 445-5400

  • Win-River CasinoWin-River-Casino

www.win-river.com

2100 Redding Rancheria Road

Redding, California 96001

Shasta County

(800) 280-UWIN (8946)

(530) 243-3377

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Future Plans…

A few of the above mentioned proposals for new casinos that are currently underway include the following locations within California.

Barstow – The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla in Barstow

Cloverdale – Cloverdale Rancheria

Crescent City – The Elk Valley Rancheria’s new Elk Valley Resort and Casino just off Hwy 101 at Humboldt Road

Ione (Amador County) – Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians plan to build the Flying Cloud Casino just outside Ione

Jamul (San Diego County) – Jamul Indian Village Casino 20 miles east of downtown San Diego

Madera – The Mono Indians of the North Fork Rancheria along Hwy 99

Needles – The Fort Mojave Band of Indians 4 miles west of Needles Just off Hwy I-40

Plymouth (Amador County) – The Ione Band of Miwok Indians

Richmond – Sugar Bowl Rancheria along the waterfront in North Richmond

Richmond – The Guidiville Rancheria at Point Molate.

Rohnert Park – Graton Rancheria

Twentynine Palms – The Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians announced plans for their new Nüwü Casino Resort & RV Park

Ukiah – The Pinoleville Pomo Nation just north of town

Upper Lake (Lake County) – Habematolel Pomo Tribe of Upper Lake next to Upper Lake County Park just off Hwy 20

Wheatland/Marysville area – The Maidus tribe along Hwy 65 at Forty Mile Road between Wheatland & Marysville

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10 Fast Facts About Indian Casinos & Tribal Land

15 Driving Tips For Better Fuel Economy

fuel-wallet-gaugeFor many drivers, changing your driving habits, or improving upon your driving habits, can actually improve your fuel economy up to 30% right away (depending on how you drive). The following tips on driving more efficiently and maintaining your car will help you improve the fuel economy of your car or truck. The more you can do, the more you will save. See how many of these you already do and possibly improve upon the ones you don’t.

15 Driving Tips For Better Fuel Economy

  • Use cruise control to maintain a steady speed on the open highway.
  • Know the correct starting procedure for your particular make, model and year of car. Don’t race a cold engine to warm it up.
  • Avoid extended idling to warm up the engine. Start driving right after the engine is started and warmed up, but avoid rapid acceleration.
  • Maintain steady speeds for the best fuel economy. A car uses extra fuel when it accelerates. “As a rule of thumb, you can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.20 per gallon for gas.”
  • Minimize the need to brake by anticipating traffic conditions. Be alert for merging traffic, slow-downs and red lights.
  • Travel at moderate speeds on the open road. Higher speeds require more gasoline use to overcome air resistance.
  • Use the air conditioner only when needed. Air conditioning dramatically reduces fuel economy.
  • Spark plugs should be in good condition. Spark plugs in lesser condition can reduce gas mileage up to 12%
  • Check the air filter twice a year. A dirty air filter increases fuel consumption and can cause poor performance. A dirty air filter can reduce can reduce gas mileage up to 20%.
  • Inflate tires according to the recommendation in the owner’s manual. Under-inflated tires are a safety hazard and can cut fuel economy by as much as 2 percent per pound of pressure below the recommended level.
  • Use the right octane level for your vehicle – Using premium gasoline in an engine designed to run on regular doesn’t improve performance. Even some vehicles that call for higher octane fuels can run on regular unleaded, though with some loss of performance may occur. (Check your owner’s manual to be sure)
  • Be sure your gas cap is snug or tight. “Improperly seated gas caps allow 147 million gallons of fuel to vaporize every year in the U.S.”
  • Lighten up your load – Carry only the bare necessities. Don’t haul things around in your trunk that you don’t need. “For every extra 250 pounds your engine hauls, the car loses about one mile per gallon in fuel economy.” This will vary with the size of your vehicle (car, truck, van, suv, etc)
  • Reduce drag – About half of your vehicle’s energy is expended overcoming air resistance. (The other half is expended in acceleration.) Reduce your car’s workload — remove anything that might cause drag (such as luggage racks, bike racks, ski racks, etc)
  • Take care of car-care “incidentals” that can affect fuel use. For example, a defective radiator thermostat can waste gas by extending the engine’s warm-up time or decreasing the engine’s operating temperature. A stuck brake caliper can create drag, which also wastes fuel.

And Last … But not least … Drive less!

Walk – Ride your bike – Take public transit – Carpool – Combine errands – It’s may be obvious, but is  easy to forget … the less you drive, the less you’ll spend on gas.

Do what works best for you!

Songs About Fire

FireGraphicBurn, baby burn….. This post features songs about or associated with fire (or more specifically, songs that mention fire in the title). Also included are two sub categories that included BURN and FLAME in the title.  Selections include pop,  rock, country, metal, punk, soul, hip-hop, and various oldies. This should be a good start for anyone wishing to put an mp3 playlist together or burn a music CD for an upcoming party or event with FIRE as a theme.

Songs About FIRE

  1. After The Fire – Roger Daltrey (1985)
  2. After The Fire Is Gone – Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn (1971)
  3. Baby’s On Fire – Brian Eno
  4. Building Fires – Flying Burrito Brothers
  5. Chariots of Fire (Theme) – Vangelis (1981)
  6. Crossfire – Stevie Ray Vaughn
  7. Feel That Fire – Dierks Bentley (2009)
  8. Fight Fire With Fire – Metallica
  9. Fire – Jimi Hendrix (1967)
  10. Fire – Crazy World of Arthur Brown (1968)
  11. Fire – Ohio Players (1974)
  12. Fire – Pointer Sisters (1978)
  13. Fire – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  14. Fire – U2
  15. The Fire – Reel Big Fish
  16. Fire & Ice – Pat Benatar (1981)
  17. Fire & Rain – James Taylor (1970)
  18. Fire & Smoke – Earl Thomas Conley (1981)
  19. Fire & Water – Free
  20. Fire & Water – Wilson Pickett (1971)
  21. Fire, Baby I’m On Fire – Andy Kim (1974)
  22. Fire Down Below – Bob Seger (1977)
  23. Fire I Can’t Put Out – George Strait (1983)
  24. Fire In My Heart – Super Furry Animals
  25. Fire In The Hole
  26. Fire In The Morning – Melissa Manchester (1980)
  27. Fire In The Sky – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1987)
  28. Fire In The Sky – Ozzy Osborne
  29. Fire Lake – Bob Seger (1980)
  30. Fire On High – Electric Light Orchestra (1975)
  31. Fire On The Mountain – Marshall Tucker Band (1975)
  32. Fire On The Mountain Top – Grateful Dead
  33. Fire Water Burn – Bloodhound Gang
  34. Fire Woman – Cult (1989)
  35. Firefly – Tony Bennett (1958)
  36. Firehouse – Kiss
  37. Fireman – Lil’ Wayne (2005)
  38. The Fireman – George Strait (1985)
  39. Firestarter – Prodigy (1997)
  40. Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
  41. Hang Fire – Rolling Stones (1981)
  42. Hearts On Fire – Randy Meisner (1981)
  43. Hearts On Fire – Bryan Adams (1987)
  44. Heaven’s On Fire – Kiss (1984)
  45. I’m On Fire – Dwight Twilley Band (1975)
  46. I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen (1985)
  47. Into The Fire – Dokken
  48. It’s A Fire – Portishead
  49. Jump Into The Fire – Nilsson (1972)
  50. Keep The Fire Burnin’ – REO Speedwagon (1982)
  51. Light My Fire – The Doors (1967)
  52. Light My Fire – Jose Feliciano (1968)
  53. Lighting Fires – Grant McLennan
  54. Love Fire – Jigsaw (1976)
  55. On Fire – Van Halen
  56. On Fire – Lloyd Banks (2004)
  57. One Wing In The Fire – Trent Tomlinson (2006)
  58. Original Fire – Audioslave
  59. Paper In Fire – John Cougar Mellencamp (1987)
  60. Play With Fire – Rolling Stones (1965)
  61. Quest For Fire – Iron Maiden
  62. Put Another Log On The Fire – Tompall (1975)
  63. Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
  64. Rooms On Fire – Stevie Nicks
  65. Serpentine Fire – Earth Wind & Fire (1977)
  66. Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
  67. She Keeps The Home Fires Burning – Ronnie Milsap (1985)
  68. She’s On Fire – Train (2001)
  69. She’s On Fire – Craig David
  70. Smoke From A Distant Fire – Sanford Townsend Band
  71. Smoke On The Water (Fire In The Sky) – Deep Purple
  72. Standing Outside The Fire – Garth Brooks (1993)
  73. Strange Fire – Indigo Girls
  74. Sweet Fire of Love – Robbie Robertson
  75. This Fire – Franz Ferdinand
  76. Turn It Up/Fire It Up – Busta Rhymes (1998)
  77. Walk Through Fire – Bad Company (1991)
  78. Walk Through Fire – Peter Gabriel
  79. We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel (1989)
  80. Wildfire – Michael Martin Murphy

Songs About FLAMESangry-flame

  1. The Flame – Cheap Trick
  2. Flames of Paradise – Jennifer Rush & Elton John (1987)
  3. Flamethrower – J. Geils Band (1981)
  4. Flaming Star – Elvis Presley (1961)
  5. Flaming Youth – Kiss (1976)

Songs About BURNING

  1. Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil (1988)
  2. Burn – JoDee Messina (2001)
  3. Burn – Usher (2004)
  4. Burn Down The Mission – Elton John (1971)
  5. Burn Me Down – Marty Stuart (1992)
  6. Burn One Down – Clint Black (1992)
  7. Burn Rubber – Gap Band (1980)
  8. Burn That Candle – Bill Haley & The Comets (1956)
  9. Burned Like A Rocket – Billy Joe Royal (1986)
  10. Burnin’ A Hole In My Heart – Skip Ewing (1989)
  11. Burnin’ For You – Blue Oyster Cult (1981)
  12. Burnin’ Old Memories – Kathy Mattea (1989)
  13. Burnin’ Sky – Bad Company (1977)
  14. Burnin’ The Roadhouse Down – Steve Wariner & Garth Brooks (1998)
  15. Burning A Hole In My Mind – Connie Smith (1967)
  16. Burning Bridges – Jack Scott (1960)
  17. Burning Bridges – Glen Campbell (1967)
  18. Burning Bridges – Mike Curb Congregation (1970)
  19. Burning Bright – Shinedown (2004)
  20. Burning Down One Side – Robert Plant (1982)
  21. Burning Down The House – Talking Heads (1983)
  22. Burning Heart – Vandenberg (1983)
  23. Burning Heart – Survivor (1985)
  24. Burning House of Love – X (1985)
  25. Burning Like A Flame – Dokken (1988)
  26. Burning Love – Elvis Presley (1972)
  27. Burning Memories – Ray Price (1964)
  28. Burning Memories – Mel Tillis (1977)
  29. Burning of Atlanta – Claude King (1962)
  30. Burning of The Midnight Lamp – Jimi Hendrix (1968)
  31. Burning The Midnight Oil – Porter Wagonner & Dolly Parton (1972)
  32. Something’s Burning – Kenny Rogers & The First Edition (1970)

INFERNO

  • Disco Inferno – The Tramps (1978)

13 Tips For Saving Money On Groceries At The Supermarket

shopping-listA shopping list is almost a must … and a very useful ‘tool’ to remind yourself what you do as well as don’t need to purchase. However most experts on being frugal, emphasize shopping with a list because it prevents impulse purchases. Impulse purchases wreck havoc on grocery budgets.

More than half of all grocery purchases are unplanned!

No wonder creating and sticking to a pre-made list can bring grocery costs down.

But that’s not the only way to save money at the supermarket. Below you will find several tips for saving money on your next grocery bill. Some of these may be obvious ….. others not as much. All of them can help you save at the supermarket. See how many of these you can benefit from:

#1 – Make a list — and stick to it –

This is the cardinal rule of shopping. The list represents your grocery needs: the staples you’re out of, and the food you need for upcoming meals. When you stray from the list, you’re buying on impulse, and that’s how shopping trips get out of control. Sure, a magazine only costs $5, but if you spend an extra $5 every time you make a trip to the supermarket, you waste a lot of money.

#2 – Compare unit pricing –

The biggest package isn’t always the most cost-effective. Stores know that consumers want to buy in bulk, and so they mix it up. Sometimes the bulk item is cheaper, sometimes it’s more expensive. The only way you can be sure is to take a calculator. Almost all larger grocery stores and supermarkets post unit prices on the shelf tag for most items, which makes comparisons easy when you know what to look for.

#3 – Think twice before getting a basket or cart –

Carts slow you down and make you buy more. Studies have shown the longer you stay in a store, the more you buy. If you’re dashing into the supermarket to pick up milk and bread, don’t impulsively pick up a basket. Baskets induce people to buy more. If you’re limited to what you can carry, you’re more likely to avoid impulse purchases. Only use a basket (or shopping cart) if it’s absolutely necessary.

#4 – Don’t examine things you don’t need –

The more you interact with something, the more likely you are to buy it. Virtually all unplanned purchase come as a result of the shopper seeing, touching, smelling, or tasting something that promises pleasure or fulfillment. Do you know why grocery stores place those displays in the aisles? To intentionally block traffic. They want to force you to stop, if only for a moment. It only takes a few seconds of idly staring at the Chips Ahoy! to convince you to buy them. Stay focused.

#5 – Live on the edge –

Health-conscious shoppers know that the perimeter of the store is where the good stuff is. Stores typically place the healthier, less-processed items on their perimeters, such as baked goods, dairy products, fresh meats, fruits and vegetables. All of these are generally placed along the outside edge of the supermarket, while the processed stuff can be found up and down the aisles. Shopping the edges isn’t just healthier — it’s cheaper too!

#6 – Discard brand loyalties –

Be willing to experiment. You may have a favorite brand of diced tomatoes, for example, but does it really matter? Go with what’s on sale for the lowest unit price. You may find you like the less expensive product just as well. If you try a cheaper brand and are disappointed, it’s okay to return to your regular brand.

#7 – Choose generic –generic-brands

Better yet, try the store brand. Generic and “house-brand” products are generally cheaper than their name-brand equivalents (unless on sale) and are usually of similar quality. The only difference is marketing and fancy packaging. So, if it costs less and tastes the same… should it really matter?… I mean, after all, you’re not eating the packaging. ?

#8 – Use coupons wisely –

Coupons really CAN save you money. But you need to use them wisely. Clip coupons for ONLY the things you need — staple foods and ingredients — not for processed junk food. Learn to use special coupons. Occasionally, local stores will mail out savings coupons like “$10 off a $50 purchase coupon” or “Spend $20 on any grocery items and get ‘x’ items at no or minimum cost”. If you know it’s coming on a regular basis, you can plan your major shopping trips around it.

Saving Money At The Checkout Stand: Are You Coupon Savvy?

#9 – Make one big trip instead of several smaller ones –

Each visit to the grocery store is another potential opportunity to spend needlessly or excessively. By reducing the frequency of your trips, you’re not only avoiding temptation, but you’re also saving money all the way around (meaning your time and fuel costs).bulk-bins

#10 – Buy from the bulk bins –

Some stores offer bulk bins filled with baking ingredients, cereal, spices, nuts, seeds, etc. When you buy in bulk, you get just the amount you want or need, AND you pay less… Much less.

#11 – Always check your receipt! –

Make sure your prices are scanned correctly. Make sure your coupons are scanned correctly. Sale items, especially, have a tendency to be in the computer wrong, and yet few people ever challenge the price at the register. After all… It’s YOUR money. It’s your responsibility as well as your right to have your order rung up WITH sale and coupon items discounted correctly – Ask for it!

#12 – Shop alone! –

Research finds that people tend to buy more when shopping in groups rather than when shopping alone. Men, more so than women, are easily suggestible to the entreaties of children as well as eye-catching displays. Try to shop by yourself if at all possible.

#13 – Shop on a full stomach –

Studies show that folks who shop when they’re hungry tend to buy more food. Thirsty people will stock up on more drinks. This is certainly true for me: If I go to the store for milk on a Sunday morning without eating breakfast, I’m likely to come home with donuts and orange juice and Lucky Charms, too.

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Any of these tips can help a savvy shopper save money at the grocery store or supermarket. And a combination of many of the above (if strictly followed without deviation) may actually slash your grocery budget significantly.

Give it a try and see what works for you.

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Here’s another recent post link from this blog about coupons

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