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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

vatican-square

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)

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

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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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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

walt-disney-world-castle-statue

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

indiana_dunes

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

land-between-the-lakes-national-recreation-area

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

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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

jefferson_national_expansion_memorial_arch_st_louis

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

yellowstone-national-park-lower-falls

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

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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-south-carolina-waterfront

 

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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Additional Useful Travel Links on this Site

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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.