John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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That travel meme

A travel meme via persona and amandajane5:

Bold where you've been; italicize where you'd like to go.

  1. Times Square, New York City, NY: 35 million visitors every year
  2. National Mall & Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C. (Washington Monument, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the war memorials): About 25 million
  3. Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.: 16.6 million
  4. Trafalgar Square, London, England: 15 million
  5. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, Calif.: 14.7 million
  6. Niagara Falls, Ontario and New York: 14 million
  7. Fisherman’s Wharf/Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, Calif.: 13 million
  8. Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea, Tokyo, Japan: 12.9 million
  9. Notre Dame de Paris, Paris, France: 12 million
  10. Disneyland Paris, Marne-La-Vallee, France: 10.6 million
  11. The Great Wall of China, Badaling area, China: About 10 million
  12. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee/North Carolina: 9.2 million
  13. Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, Japan: 8.5 million
  14. Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris, France: 8 million
  15. Musée du Louvre, Paris, France: 7.5 million
  16. Everland (amusement park), Kyonggi-Do, South Korea: 7.5 million
  17. The Forbidden City/Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China: At least 7 million
  18. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France: 6.7 million
  19. Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando, Fla: 6 million
  20. SeaWorld Florida, Orlando, Fla: 5,740,000
  21. Pleasure Beach (amusement park), Blackpool, England: 5.7 million
  22. Lotte World (amusement park), Seoul, South Korea: 5.5 million
  23. Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Japan: 5.4 million
  24. Hong Kong Disneyland, China: 5.2 million
  25. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France: 5.1 million
  26. Tate Modern, London, England: 4.9 million
  27. British Museum, London, England: 4.8 million
  28. Universal Studios Los Angeles, Calif.: 4.7 million
  29. National Gallery, London, England: 4.6 million
  30. Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY: 4.5 million
  31. Grand Canyon, Ariz.: 4.4 million
  32. Tivoli Gardens (amusement park), Copenhagen, Denmark: 4.4 million
  33. Ocean Park (amusement park), Hong Kong, China: 4.38 million
  34. Busch Gardens (amusement park), Tampa Bay, Fla.: 4.36 million
  35. SeaWorld California, San Diego, Calif.: 4.26 million
  36. Statue of Liberty, New York, NY: 4.24 million
  37. The Vatican and its museums, Rome, Italy: 4.2 million
  38. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: More than 4 million
  39. The Coliseum, Rome, Italy: 4 million
  40. American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY: 4 million
  41. Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood, Calif.: 4 million
  42. Empire State Building, New York, NY: 4 million
  43. Natural History Museum, London, England: 3.7 million
  44. The London Eye, London, England: 3.5 million
  45. Palace of Versailles, France: 3.45 million
  46. Yosemite National Park, Calif.: 3.44 million
  47. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt: 3 million
  48. Pompeii, Italy: 2.5 million
  49. Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia: 2.5 million
  50. Taj Mahal, Agra, India: 2.4 million

Eighteen out of 50. I don't know where this list came from, but I can tell you for sure it's not particularly accurate. The most popular museum in the world is the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, which attracts some 9 million visitors a year, and yet it appear nowhere on this list. Unless they've lumped it and the other Smithsonian museums in with the other attractions on the National Mall.

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