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

times-square-ny

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

national-mall-washington-dc2

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

disney-world-magic-kingdom

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

trafalgar_square_london

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

disneyland-castle-night

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

niagara-falls2

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

golden-gate-nra-fishermans-wharf-overview

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

tokyo-disneyland-disney-sea

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

great-wall-of-china2

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

great-smokey-mountain-national-park

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

universal-studios-japan

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

musee-du-louvre1

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

everland-south-korea

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

eiffel_tower

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

universal-studios-islands-of-adventure-orlando

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

centre-pompidou-paris-france

Paris (France)

Annual Visitors….. 5.1 million

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

http://www.centrepompidou.fr/

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#26 – Tate Modern

tate-modern-london

Bankside, London, England (UK)

Annual Visitors….. 4.9 million

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

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#27 – British Museum

british-museum

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

national-gallery-london

Trafalgar Square, London, England (UK)

Annual Visitors….. 4.6 million

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

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#30 – Metropolitan Museum of Art

metropolitan-museum-of-art-new-york

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

vatican-square

Vatican City

Annual Visitors….. 4.2 million

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

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#38 – Sydney Opera House

sydney-opera-house

Sydney, New South Wales (Australia)

Annual Visitors….. 4 million

http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/

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#39 – The Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)

the-coliseum-rome2

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

american-museum-of-natural-history-2

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

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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

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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

*** One of the most popular and visited pages on this site ***

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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

Most Popular US Attractions: State By State

Should anyone be planning any family vacations, excursions or road trips in the near future or even planning ahead for the holidays, this “numbers survey” might give you an idea of what others have done over recent years. There could be some helpful tips here or just a guide for your planning of where to go, what to see, places to shop, places to visit, camping opportunities, or just the opposite, what to stay away from if you’re looking to avoid crowds. The places listed here could also give you some research ideas ….. searching for more information online.

The information collected below has come from various sources including statistics from the National Park Service, state tourism offices, listed attraction’s own websites, Wikipedia (only as a last result) and other statistical websites. The attendance figures are based upon annual visitors to the attractions (some are exact figures while others are rounded off or estimated). Keep in mind that in determining the top attraction draws, the tourism industry is very controversial as well as competitive in it’s methods.

Listings Are Alphabetically – State By State


Use the links provided for easy access and navigation!

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*** For additional information, as well as your convenience, link(s) have been included underneath each listing. These links should lead you directly to the attraction’s website, the local city or state office of tourism, the state or national park service or another informative resource.


Most Popular Attractions in the USA

 

 ALABAMA

space-and-rocket-center

United States Space & Rocket Center

Huntsville, AL

Annual Visitors — 509,000

http://www.spacecamp.com/museum/

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/home/index.html

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ALASKA

Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Skagway, AK

Annual Visitors — 935,940

http://www.nps.gov/klgo

http://www.travelalaska.com/Regions/ParksDetail.aspx?ParkID=

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 ARIZONA

grand-canyon-2

Grand Canyon National Park

Northwestern Arizona

Annual Visitors — 4,425,314

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

http://www.thecanyon.com/

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ARKANSAS

hot_springs_national_park

Hot Springs National Park

near Hot Springs, AR

Annual Visitors — 1,238,147

http://www.nps.gov/hosp/

http://www.arkansas.com/state-federal-parks/national-federal-parks/hot-springs.aspx

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CALIFORNIA

disneyland-sign

Disneyland Park

Anaheim, CA

Annual Visitors — 14,721,000

Disneyland

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

* great site for Disney history & nostalgia >> Yesterland

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COLORADO

rocky-mountain-lake

Rocky Mountain National Park

near Estes Park, CO

Annual Visitors — 2,757,390

http://www.nps.gov/romo

http://rockymountainnationalpark.com/

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CONNECTICUT

hammonasset_beach_state_park

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Madison, CT

Annual Visitors — 1,9000,000

http://www.ct.gov/dEP/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325210

http://www.friendsctstateparks.org/parks/hammonasset_beach.htm

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DELAWARE

delaware_seashore_state_park

Delaware Seashore State Park

Rehoboth Beach, DE

Annual Visitors — 1,200,000

http://www.destateparks.com/park/delaware-seashore/

http://www.beach-net.com/Parkdelshore.html

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FLORIDA

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Walt Disney World / Magic Kingdom Park

Lake Buena Vista, FL

Annual Visitors — 17,063,000

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

http://www.wdwinfo.com/

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GEORGIA

stone-mountain-park-georgia

Stone Mountain Park

Atlanta, GA

Annual Visitors — 4,000,000

http://www.stonemountainpark.com/

http://www.atlanta.net/visitors/stone-mountain.html

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HAWAII

waikiki-beach

Waikiki Beach

Honolulu – Island of Oahu, HI

Annual Visitors — 3,670,000

http://www.waikikibeachwalk.com/

http://www.gohawaii.com/oahu/plan/things_to_do_on_oahu/attractions/points_of_interest/waikiki

http://www.aloha.com/~lifeguards/waikiki.html

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IDAHO

silverwood-theme-park

Silverwood Theme Park

Athol, ID

Annual Visitors — 558,000

http://www.silverwoodthemepark.com/

http://www.visitidaho.org/thingstodo/view-attraction.aspx?id=31026

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ILLINOIS

navy_pier_downtown_chicago

Navy Pier

Chicago, IL

Annual Visitors — 8,600,000

http://www.navypier.com/

http://www.chicagotraveler.com/chicago-navy-pier.htm

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INDIANA

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Lake Michigan’s south shore (near Porter, IN)

Annual Visitors — 1,833,596

http://www.nps.gov/INDU

http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

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IOWA

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Amana Colonies (National Historic Landmark)

Amana, IA

Annual Visitors — 800,000

http://www.amanacolonies.com/

http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/amana/

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KANSAS

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Flint Hills Tall Grass Prairie (National Preserve)

near Strong City, KS

Annual Visitors — 250,000

http://www.nps.gov/tapr/

http://flinthillstallgrass.org/

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KENTUCKY

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Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area

Between Lake Barkley & Kentucky Lake (Kentucky/Tennessee)

Annual Visitors — 1,259,773

http://www.lbl.org/Home.html

http://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/land_between_the_lakes_national_recreation_area

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LOUISIANA

french-quarter-new-orleans

The French Quarter

New Orleans, LA

Annual Visitors — 5,000,000

http://frenchquarter.com/

http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/fq/

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MAINE

ll-bean-flagship-store

L.L. Bean Flagship Store

Freeport, ME

Annual Visitors — 3,500,000

http://www.llbean.com/shop/retailStores/freeportFlagshipStore/flagship/flagship.html

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MARYLAND

assateague-island-national-seashore-maryland

Assateague Island National Seashore

Assateague Island (a barrier island along the Maryland & Virginia coast)

Annual Visitors — 2,011,438

http://www.assateagueisland.com/

http://www.nps.gov/asis/

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MASSACHUSETTS

faneuil-hall-marketplace

Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market)

Boston, MA

Annual Visitors — 20,000,000

http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/

http://www.faneuilhall.com/

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MICHIGAN

henry-ford-museum-michigan

The Henry Ford Museum (Edison Institute/Greenfield Village)

Dearborn, MI

Annual Visitors — 1,500,000

http://www.hfmgv.org/

http://www.thehenryford.org/

http://www.michigan.gov/hal/0,1607,7-160-15481_19267_20424-54578–,00.html

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MINNESOTA

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Mall of America

Bloomington, MN

(additional photo at bottom of this post)

Annual Visitors — 40,000,000

http://www.mallofamerica.com/

http://www.bloomingtonmn.org/page/1/mall-of-america.jsp

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MISSISSIPPI

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Natchez Trace Parkway (National Park Service)

444 mile long parkway stretching from Natchez, MS to Pasquo, TN

Annual Visitors — 4,200,000

http://www.nps.gov/natr/

http://www.byways.org/explore/byways/2285/

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MISSOURI

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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Arch

St. Louis, MO

Annual Visitors — 1,954,810

http://www.nps.gov/jeff/

http://www.gatewayarch.com/Arch/

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MONTANA

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Yellowstone National Park

NW Wyoming (predominantly), SW Montana, E Idaho

Annual Visitors — 2,000,000

http://www.nps.gov/yell/

http://www.travelyellowstone.com/

http://www.yellowstonenationalpark.com/

http://www.yellowstonepark.com/

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NEBRASKA

henry_doorly_zoo_nebraska

Henry Doorly Zoo (Riverview Park)

Omaha, NE

Annual Visitors — 1,388,014

http://www.omahazoo.com/

http://www.visitomaha.com/listings/index.cfm?action=display&listingID=57137

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NEVADA

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Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas, NV

Annual Visitors — 30,000,000

http://www.vegas.com/attractions/

http://www.visitlasvegas.com/vegas/index.jsp

http://www.lasvegasmaps.com/stripmap.html

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

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White Mountain National Forest

New Hampshire/Maine

Annual Visitors — 5,000,000

http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain/

http://www.visitwhitemountains.com/

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NEW JERSEY

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Atlantic City Boardwalk

Atlantic City, NJ

Annual Visitors — 4,000,000

http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/visitors/thingstodo/attractions/boardwalktour.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_City,_New_Jersey

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NEW MEXICO

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Albuquerque Biological Park (BioPark)

Albuquerque, NM

Annual Visitors — 1,123,000

http://www.cabq.gov/biopark/

http://www.bioparksociety.org/aquarium

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NEW YORK

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times-square-new-york-nightlife

Times Square

Manhattan/New York City

Annual Visitors — 37,600,000

http://www.timessquarenyc.org/

http://timessquare.com/

http://timessquare.nyctourist.com/

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NORTH CAROLINA

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Blue Ridge Parkway (National Park Service)

469 mile National Parkway along the Blue Ridge Range of the Appalachian Mountains through North Carolina & Virginia

Annual Visitors — 10,943,831

http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/

http://www.virtualblueridge.com/

http://www.nps.gov/blri/

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NORTH DAKOTA

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

near Medora, ND

Annual Visitors — 516,804

http://www.nps.gov/thro/

https://www.ndtourism.com/whatdo/attractions/attraction-details.asp?AID=990

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OHIO

cedar-point-amusement-park-resort-1

Cedar Point Amusement Park

Sandusky, OH

Annual Visitors — 3,200,000

http://www.cedarpoint.com/

http://wikitravel.org/en/Cedar_Point

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OKLAHOMA

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Oklahoma City National Memorial

Oklahoma City, OK

Annual Visitors — 500,000

http://www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org/

http://www.nps.gov/okci/

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OREGON

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Crater Lake National Park

South Central Oregon

Annual Visitors — 415,686

http://www.nps.gov/crla/

http://www.oregon.com/trips/craterlake.cfm

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PENNSYLVANIA

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Independence National Historic Park (Independence Hall)

Philadelphia, PA

Annual Visitors — 4,076,638

http://www.nps.gov/inde/planyourvisit/index.htm

http://www.independencevisitorcenter.com/

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RHODE ISLAND

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Roger Williams Park Zoo

Providence, RI

Annual Visitors — 505,409

http://www.rogerwilliamsparkzoo.org/

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SOUTH CAROLINA 

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Broadway At The Beach

(entertainment/shopping complex)

Myrtle Beach, SC

Annual Visitors — 14,000,000

http://www.broadwayatthebeach.com/

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SOUTH DAKOTA

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

near Keystone, SD

Annual Visitors — 1,789,328

http://www.nps.gov/moru

http://www.mountrushmoreinfo.com/

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TENNESSEE

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Tennessee/North Carolina

Annual Visitors — 6,940,000

http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/index.htm

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

http://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/great_smoky_mountains_national_park/

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TEXAS

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San Antonio River Walk (Paseo del Rio)

San Antonio, TX

Annual Visitors — 5,100,000

http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/

http://www.sanantonioriverwalk.com/

http://www.visitsanantonio.com/visitors/play/the-river-walk/index.aspx

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UTAH

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Temple Square

Salt Lake City

Annual Visitors — 5,000,000

http://www.visittemplesquare.com/

http://www.utah.com/mormon/temple_square.htm

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VERMONT

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Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory

Waterbury, VT

Annual Visitors — 293,000

http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/factory-tours/

http://www.central-vt.com/web/benjerry/index.html

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VIRGINIA

 

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Blue Ridge Parkway (National Park Service)

469 mile National Parkway along the Blue Ridge Range of the Appalachian Mountains through North Carolina & Virginia

Annual Visitors — 5,365,474

http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/

http://www.virtualblueridge.com/

http://www.nps.gov/blri/

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WASHINGTON

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Pike Place Market

Seattle, WA

Annual Visitors — 10,000,000

http://www.pikeplacemarket.org/frameset.asp?flash=true

http://www.seattletravel.com/pikesplacemarket.html

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WEST VIRGINIA

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New River Gorge National River

southern West Virginia

Annual Visitors — 1,212,854

http://www.nps.gov/neri

http://www.visitwv.com/companies/165/176

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WISCONSIN

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Devil’s Lake State Park

near Baraboo, WI

Annual Visitors — 1,300,000

http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/

http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/ORG/LAND/PARKS/specific/devilslake/

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WYOMING

Yellowstone National Park

NW Wyoming (predominantly), SW Montana, E Idaho

Annual Visitors — 3,066,579

http://www.nps.gov/yell/

http://www.travelyellowstone.com/

http://www.yellowstonenationalpark.com/

http://www.yellowstonepark.com/

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WASHINGTON DC

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National Mall & Memorial Parks

Washington, D.C.

Annual Visitors — 25,000,000

http://www.nps.gov/NAMA

http://www.nps.gov/mall

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The World’s Most Popular Tourist Attractions according to attendance records – Lots of pictures included here with direct links to the featured listings – Here is the link…..

►50 Most Popular Tourist Attractions In The World

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The Best National & State Parks in the USA is worth a look for planning your next camping trip – Pictures of the parks are featured as well as direct links to the featured parks – Here is the link…..

►Best National & State Parks in the USA

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Nostalgia-minded Remembering Lost & Forgotten Roadside Tourist Attractions & Amusement Parks On The West Coast is an older post (May/2009) that is still being updated and worth checking out – now featuring almost 200 fun and memorable roadside attractions, amusement parks and kitschy tourist traps of years past that no longer exist today. Definitely a trip down memory lane — See how many you had been to and still remember – Lots of pictures are featured here with many historical and fan club links to the featured attractions – Here is the link …..

Remembering Lost & Forgotten Roadside Tourist Attractions & Amusement Parks On The West Coast

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Below is another picture inside the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota which annually draws over 40,000,000 visitors for shopping, entertainment, dining and people watching.

Did You Know? – Strange But True Facts & Trivia

They say that knowledge is power. You’re never suppose to be through acquiring or learning new things just because you’re out of school. Learning should be a lifelong process. Learning something new everyday can assist in making you wiser and helps keep your mind intact by acquiring and absorbing more information. Just like exercise is good for your body, learning something new is basically exercise for your brain. It keeps your mind sharp. Studies have shown it may also be a good way to help delay or fight against dementia.

Some of the facts you’ll find here may already be familiar to you. Some you may even have doubts about. All of the information contained here was derived from multiple sources both on as well as offline. Who knows — It may even prompt you to seek more information if your curiosity gets the best of you!

    1. – Did You Know? ….. Mosquito repellents don’t really “repel”. All they actually do is hide or “camouflage” you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you are there!

    2. – Did You Know? ….. The first CD pressed in the United States was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA.”

    3. – Did You Know? ….. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept a minimum of 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles that result from the toilet being flushed.

    4. – Did You Know? ….. If you chew gum while peeling onions, you won’t tear up or cry.

    5. – Did You Know? ….. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

    6. – Did You Know? ….. Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil.

    7. – Did You Know? ….. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

    8. – Did You Know? ….. In a deck of cards, the king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

    9. – Did You Know? ….. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

    10. – Did You Know? ….. Apples are more efficient at waking you up in the morning than . – caffeine.

    11. – Did You Know? ….. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

    12. – Did You Know? ….. The more intelligent you are, the more zinc and copper you have in your hair.

    13. – Did You Know? ….. Pearls melt in vinegar.

    14. – Did You Know? ….. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

    15. – Did You Know? ….. Turtles can breathe through their butts.

    16. – Did You Know? ….. Butterflies taste with their feet.

    17. – Did You Know? ….. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

    18. – Did You Know? ….. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

    19. – Did You Know? ….. Your stomach must produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

    20. – Did You Know? ….. Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

    21. – Did You Know? ….. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

    22. – Did You Know? ….. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    23. – Did You Know? ….. It’s physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

    24. – Did You Know? ….. Our eyes always remain the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

    25. – Did You Know? ….. By raising your legs slowly while lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

    26. – Did You Know? ….. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

    27. – Did You Know? ….. There are no words in the American dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.

    28. – Did You Know? ….. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made in the English language using the letters from only one row of the keyboard.

    29. – Did You Know? ….. Because metal was scarce during World War II, all Oscars given out during the Academy Awards were made of wood.

    30. – Did You Know? ….. The first couple to be shown in the same bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

    31. – Did You Know? ….. “Go,” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

    32. – Did You Know? ….. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

    33. – Did You Know? ….. If you place a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

    34. – Did You Know? ….. The average number of people airborne over the United States at any given hour is approximately 61,000.

    35. – Did You Know? ….. The Guinness Book of World Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

      Strange, Funny & Stupid Laws That Make You Wonder Why: State By State

      cartoon copAmazingly enough, there are many quirky and peculiar laws still “on the books” (so to speak) in the United States (at least by today’s standards). Quite a few of them are older laws that were never repealed, or long forgotten about as time has passed while others exist for surprising or unknown reasons. A few are simply “bloopers”, maybe due to how they were interpreted over the years ….. It makes me wonder what our lawmakers were actually thinking (or smoking) when these laws were initially enacted ….. who knows? The following is just a sampling of  some of the dumb, funny, intriguing, crazy, strange, weird (sometimes even thought provoking) and downright stupid laws we still have intact (although not necessarily enforced) around this country.

      So here they are — state by state — for your viewing pleasure  – Enjoy 🙂

      PS — Please don’t miss the disclaimer at the bottom of this post …..

      Alabama

      • It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
      • It is illegal to marry any animal that is not already a relation.
      • Use of motor boats are forbidden on city streets in Brewerton.
      • Women are able to retain all property they owned prior to marriage in the case of divorce. However, this provision does not apply to men.

      Alaska

      • A person may only carry a concealed slingshot if that person has paid for the appropriate license.
      • It is forbidden to push a moose out of a plane which is in motion.
      • Stealing snow from a neighbors garden to make a snowman is against the law. Using it for an igloo is acceptable.
      • Waking a bear for the purpose of taking photographs is strictly prohibited.

      Arizona

      • Anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it’s all used up.
      • Elephants must have a bell around their necks to warn swans of their approach.
      • Hunting camels is strictly prohibited.
      • It is an offense to manufacture imitation cocaine.

      Arkansas

      • Alligators may not be kept in bathtubs.
      • It’s illegal to mispronounce the name of the state of Arkansas.
      • It is an offense to eat cheese on a Friday unless it is accompanied by a large bottle of beer.
      • In Fayetteville, it’s against the law to make bats and owls into burgers.

      California

      • In Blythe, a person must own at least two cows before they are allowed to wear cowboy boots in public.
      • In Hollywood, it’s illegal to drive more than 2000 sheep down Hollywood Boulevard simultaneously.
      • It is illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.
      • It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.
      • In Belvedere, no dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash.
      • In Ventura County, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.

      Colorado

      • Boulders should not be rolled on city property in the city of Boulder
      • Catapults must not be fired at buildings in the city of Aspen
      • In Alamosa, throwing missiles at cars is against the law.
      • It is illegal to ride a horse while drunk.
      • It is against the law to take horse or pack mules above ground floor of any building in the city of Cripple Creek

      Connecticut

      • Crossing the street walking on your hands is not allowed in the city of Hartford
      • It is illegal to discharge a firearm from a public highway on a Wednesday.
      • It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset in the city of Devon
      • Silly String has been banned in the city of Southington

      Delaware

      • Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school or place of worship.
      • It is a violation of the local law for any pilot or passenger to carry an ice cream cone in their pocket while either flying or waiting to board a plane in Lowe’s Crossroads.
      • In Rehoboth Beach, no sand may be taken from the beach. The law states that sand must be removed from body, shoes and clothing before leaving the beach.
      • Ugly women must call out ‘Hideous Hag Coming‘ before entering a building where men may be.

      Florida

      • An elephant tied to a parking meter must pay a regular parking fee.
      • Hunting and killing a deer while swimming is illegal.
      • In Miami, it’s against the law for a man to force his wife to dress as a parrot, even if she is hideously ugly.
      • Rats are forbidden from leaving the ships while docked in Tampa Bay.

      Georgia

      • By law all signs are required to be written in English.
      • It is against the law for bald men to allow sunlight to reflect off their heads and dazzle oncoming traffic.
      • It’s against the law for any citizen to attend church on a Sunday unless he is carrying a loaded rifle.
      • Onions must not be eaten while driving on a major road.

      Hawaii

      • A law dating back to 1418 makes it illegal to sink the island.
      • All girls under the age of 12 must own a grass skirt and must take Hawaiian dancing lessons.
      • Billboards have been banned from the island.
      • By law all citizens must own a boat.
      • It’s against the law for a person to insert pennies into his ear
      • Men from the ‘Orakama’ tribe are not permitted to eat their second wife!

      Idaho

      • Cutting off a friend’s head with an axe is against the law.
      • Residents are not permitted to fish from a giraffe’s back in Boise.
      • In Coeur d’Alene, if police officers suspect a couple is having sex inside a vehicle they must honk their horn three times, and wait two minutes before they approach the scene.
      • It’s illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
      • Snakes have been banned from biting humans on a Sunday … except when it’s snowing.
      • You are not allowed to sleep in a dog kennel unless you are a dog in the city of Wallace.

      Illinois

      • A man can force any single woman to marry him is he discovers her picking her nose while sitting in a car at traffic lights in Zion.
      • Eating in a place that is on fire is against the law in Chicago.
      • In Evanston, it is unlawful to change clothes in an automobile with the curtains drawn, except in case of fire in the.
      • It is illegal to drive a car without a steering wheel.
      • It is against the law for a man to wear his wife’s panties on a Sunday unless he has prior permission from the Bishop in the city of Oblong.
      • Roosters must be at least three hundred feet away from any residence if it wishes to crow.
      • You can be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill in your possession.

      Indiana

      • Any person with a puppet show, wire dancing act or tumbling act in the state of Indiana, who receives money for performing, will be fined $3 under the Act to Prevent Certain Immoral Practices.
      • Anyone over the age of 14 who profanely curses, damns or swears, by the name of God, Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, shall be fined one to three dollars for each offense, with a maximum fine of ten dollars per day.
      • Citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or theater, nor ride in a public streetcar within four hours of eating garlic.
      • Residents are not allowed to eat their own severed body parts on Fridays.

      Iowa

      • It is against the law to suggest that any of the state laws are ‘silly’, ‘weird’ or ‘stupid’. Doing so on an internet website will result in a fine of $5000.
      • It is unlawful to masturbate in front any man who has a very small penis.
      • Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants in Marshalltown.
      • One-armed piano players must perform for free.

      Kansas

      • By law, school children are not permitted to eat their teachers.
      • Fog has been banned in the state since 1793.
      • It’s against the law to annoy squirrels in Topeka.
      • Nude woman are not allowed to teach Science without a permit.
      • Pedestrians who wish to cross a highway at night must wear tail lights.
      • It is illegal for any person to cut off an arm or leg so that they can earn more money from begging.
      • When two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.

      Kentucky

      • Anyone who has been drinking is sober until he ‘cannot hold onto the ground’.
      • In Kentucky, it’s the law that a person must take a bath at least once a year!
      • It is against the law to stop swans mating in libraries.
      • It’s against the law for women to swallow live frogs.
      • No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club.

      Louisiana

      • Bananas must not be carried in public.
      • In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is considered ‘simple assault‘ while biting someone with your false teeth is ‘aggravated assault’. Biting with a toothless mouth is acceptable.
      • It is against the law to use a map while walking.
      • It is illegal to gargle in public places.
      • Pigs must not be forced to smoke cigarettes unless they are first given a token of affection such as a gold ring.
      • While robbing a bank it’s illegal to shoot the bank teller with a water pistol.

      Maine

      • After January 14th you can be fined for still having your Christmas decorations up and lit.
      • Due to a law passed in 1827 there is no February 19th in Maine.
      • In Rumford, it’s against the law to bite the landlord under any circumstance.
      • You may not step out of a plane that is still in flight.

      Maryland

      • Anyone over the age of 90 must, on each birthday, publicly apologize for still being alive.
      • In Baltimore, it’s illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits.
      • It is illegal for any boy under the age of 16 to wear lipstick.
      • It is illegal to mistreat oysters.

      Massachusetts

      • Anyone who wishes to rob a bank must receive written permission from his doctor.
      • Cooling one’s feet by hanging them out the window is forbidden.
      • It is unlawful to deliver diapers on Sunday, even in emergencies.
      • Snoring is illegal unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.

      Michigan

      • A woman’s hair legally belongs to her husband, consequently she’s not allowed to cut it without her husband’s written consent.
      • Anyone bathing in public must have his or her bathing suit inspected by a police officer in Rochester.
      • It is against the law to have a gnome in your garden.
      • It is against the law for a lady to lift her skirt more than 6 inches while walking.

      Minnesota

      • Before a man can ask a girl on a date he must stamp on her left foot twice.
      • In Alexandria, it’s illegal for a man to make love to his wife if his breath smells like garlic, onions, or sardines. The wife can, by law, make her husband brush his teeth.
      • It is against the law for any woman to laugh at the size of a man’s penis.
      • It’s illegal to cross state lines with a duck on your head.

      Mississippi

      • Children who disobey their parents can have their hair shaved off.
      • It is against the law to kill a rat by throwing stale bread at it.
      • It’s illegal to make soup from eagles ….. but eagle pie is okay.
      • You are allowed to have one illegitimate child but if you have a second, you will be thrown in jail for at least a month.

      Missouri

      • In Kansas City, children are not allowed to purchase cap pistols, however, they can buy shotguns freely.
      • It is against the law to smoke a pipe through your ear.
      • Ministers of the Church must not strike parishioners with a pot that’s larger than 12 inch.
      • Women are prohibited from wearing corsets because ‘The privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male.’

      Montana

      • In Helena, a woman cannot dance on a saloon table unless her clothing weighs more than three pounds two ounces.
      • It is against the law to throw candy at the President after 4 pm.
      • It is illegal for a wife to open her husband’s mail.
      • Laughing in public can result in a fine of more that $1000.

      Nebraska

      • Anyone eating in a restaurant who does not leave a tip of at least 10% may be arrested.
      • False teeth made of leather are banned.
      • In Hastings, hotel owners are required by law to provide a clean, white cotton nightshirt to each guest. According to the law, no couple may have sex unless they are wearing the night-shirt.
      • In Omaha, it is against the law for a barber to shave a man’s chest.

      Nevada

      • Anyone walking the streets is required by law to wear a mask.
      • Chocolate is banned between the 21st of February and the 8th of April.
      • It is illegal to ride a camel on the highway.
      • It is illegal for any man to buy drinks for more than three people other than himself at any one period during the day.

      New Hampshire

      • Any car abandoned at the side of a highway is subject to ‘Piracy Law’ and can be claimed by any citizen of the state.
      • Cattle must be fitted with a device to gather its feces.
      • It is against the law to hang yourself from any tree that’s older than 100 years.
      • It is illegal to pick seaweed up off of the beach.
      • It’s illegal to sell the clothes you’re wearing to pay off a gambling debt.
      • Men wearing kilts must use the female restrooms.

      New Jersey

      • Birds are not permitted to defecate on public statues. Those that do may be shot.
      • By law, motorists must honk before passing another car, cyclist, skater, or a skateboarder.
      • In Cresskill, cats must wear three bells to provide a warning to birds.
      • It is against the law to stick your tongue into another persons ear with the intent of eating his ear wax.
      • Cabbage can’t be sold on Sunday. A special permit is required to sell carrots to anyone under the age of 28.
      • It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.
      • In Trenton, it’s unlawful to throw any tainted pickles in the streets.

      New Mexico

      • In Carrizozo, it is illegal for a female to appear unshaven in public.
      • Hunting is prohibited in Mountain View Cemetery in the city of Deming.
      • Idiots may not vote in New Mexico.
      • Men with beards must not bend down to tie their shoe laces in a public place.
      • No man may marry his donkey unless they have lived together for more than 8 years.

      New York

      • By law children are not allowed to attach wings to their arms and fly.
      • Citizens are not allowed to greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling their fingers”.
      • In Greene, it’s illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalk during a concert.
      • It’s against the law in New York City to open or close an umbrella in the presence of a horse.
      • In Ocean City, it’s illegal to slurp soup.
      • It is against the law for children to pick up or collect cigarette and cigar butts.

      North Carolina

      • Couples staying in the same hotel room must have beds that are at least two feet apart.
      • If a boy sees a girl’s ankle, he must immediately wash his face to remove the evil sin.
      • It is illegal for birds to fly south over the state.
      • It is illegal to take a deer swimming in water above its knees.
      • Monkeys must not be used to deliver groceries.
      • Smelly feet were banned in 1926 – Anyone causing a nuisance by having feet that smell may be sent to prison for 6 weeks.

      North Dakota

      • Beer and pretzels cannot be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.
      • In Fargo, it is against the law for women to be overweight.
      • It is an offense to call the governor ‘baldy‘, ‘fat arseorsnot trotter‘.
      • It is illegal for men to tickle bears during the hunting season.
      • It’s legal to shoot an Indian who is on horseback provided you are in a covered wagon.

      Ohio

      • In the city of Berea, any animal that is out after dark must have a tail light.
      • It is against the law to allow any of your teeth to fall out.
      • A law introduced in 1968 forbids women to wear skirts shorter than 4 inch above the knee. Maximum penalty > $500.
      • It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
      • By a law passed in 1843, it’s illegal to kiss a polar bear in public. Anyone disobeying this law may be hung.
      • Running out of gas is against the law in Youngstown.

      Oklahoma

      • Dogs need a permit signed by the mayor to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.
      • It is against the law to make “ugly faces” at dogs. You can be fined, arrested or jailed.
      • It is illegal for the owner of a bar to allow any customer to pretend to be having sex with a buffalo.
      • In Tulsa, it’s against the law to open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.
      • Whale hunting is strictly forbidden throughout the entire state.

      Oregon

      • A dead person cannot be made to serve on a jury.
      • In Hood River, you can’t juggle without a license.
      • It is against the law to have a sexual relationship with a chicken unless both of its parents have given written consent.
      • It is against the law to use canned corn for fishing.
      • No vehicle can be parked on top of another vehicle.

      Pennsylvania

      • Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, before continuing.
      • In Danville, all fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.
      • Fireworks stores must not sell fireworks to Pennsylvania residents.
      • If a down-and-out asks to marry your daughter, you must allow him to stay at your home for 2 weeks before you are allowed to turn down his offer.
      • It is illegal to have over 16 women live in a house together as that might constitute a brothel.
      • No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.

      Rhode Island

      • Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void.
      • If a bird makes its nest in your vehicle, you are not allowed to use it until the chicks have left the nest.
      • It is illegal to wear transparent clothing in Providence.
      • Pilots are only allowed to fly an airplane in the nude on religious occasions.

      South Carolina

      • By an act of law musical instruments may not be sold on a Sunday.
      • By law anyone who is poor must work free of charge for a rich person.
      • Garden ponds must contain at least six fish.
      • It is against the law to eat mushrooms while in the bath.

      South Dakota

      • It is illegal to screen movies that show police officers being struck, beaten or tickled.
      • It is illegal to fall asleep in a cheese factory.
      • No more than 23 people may live in a single trailer.
      • In Sioux Falls, hotels are required by law to furnish their rooms with twin beds only. There should be a minimum of two feet between the beds, and it is illegal for a couple to make love on the floor between the beds.

      Tennessee

      • It is illegal to drive a car while sleeping.
      • It is illegal to drown after 10 pm.
      • It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.
      • It is legal to shoot Elvis Presley impersonators.
      • In Memphis, it’s illegal for a woman to drive by herself – “A man must walk or run in front of the vehicle, waving a red flag in order to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists if the vehicle is going over 5 mph”.
      • In Memphis, it is against the law to say ‘The King is dead’ or ‘Elvis has left the building’.
      • You can’t shoot any game, other than whales, from a moving automobile.

      Texas

      • Criminals are required to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.
      • If two girls are fighting, it is permissible to tie their hair together until they stop.
      • It is illegal to shoot a buffalo from the second floor of a hotel.
      • In Corpus Christie, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.
      • It’s against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.
      • When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
      • In Galveston, it is illegal to have a camel run loose in the street.

      Utah

      • A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
      • Birds have the right of way on all highways.
      • It is illegal to wave a white flag near lakes or beaches in case it attracts pirates.
      • It is illegal to detonate a nuclear weapon.
      • Pharmacists may not sell gun powder as a headache cure in Trout Creek.

      Vermont

      • Cars are forbidden from backfiring in Rutland.
      • Delivery men must walk backward in driveways of houses worth more than $500,000.
      • It is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole.
      • It is obligatory for everyone to take at least one bath each week … this should be done on a Saturday night.

      Virginia

      • A man must not kiss a girl unless he is willing to kiss one of her parents if requested to.
      • Gay men, by law, must wear a pink flower on their left sleeve.
      • Men are not permitted to wear their underwear on top of their regular clothes.
      • The statute of The Virginia Code states  ‘To prohibit corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than candidates.

      Washington

      • It is illegal to photograph ghosts.
      • It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town.
      • In Seattle, you may not carry a concealed weapon that is longer than six feet.
      • Light bulbs of greater than 60 watts have been banned.

      West Virginia

      • In Peewee, it is illegal to let your horse fall asleep in the airport.
      • It is against the law to watch television for more than 8 hours per day.
      • It is illegal to sleep on a train.
      • It is legal for a man to have sex with an animal as long as it doesn’t weigh more than 40 lbs.
      • Naturists must be fully clothed at all times.

      Wisconsin

      • It is against the law to chop onions within 200 yards of a gay man.
      • It is illegal to serve apple pie in a public restaurant without cheese.
      • In Racine, it’s illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep.
      • Time travel is against the law.

      Wyoming

      • Blind men are not allowed to fly helicopters between the hours of 9am and 6pm.
      • Junk dealers are not allowed to undertake business transactions with drunks.
      • In Newcastle, couples are banned from having sex while standing inside a store’s meat freezer.
      • Stupid people are not allowed to take IQ tests.
      • Using a firearm to fish is strictly forbidden.

      DISCLAIMER: Now that you have finally made it to the end – You must be warned that I will NOT be held accountable or liable  for your actions after reviewing this list and contemplating any ideas of experimenting with anything that you have just read here — 😛