Thursday, March 26, 2009

America's Most Popular Tourist Attractions

According to Forbes Traveler and USA Today, these were America's most popular tourist attractions in 2008.

Times Square, New York, NY
Most people who visit the U.S. make sure to visit the Big Apple, and most visitors in NYC make sure to visit Times Square, making it the most popular tourist attraction.

Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, NV
Last year alone, more than 30 million people visited the Las Vegas strip, and either stayed overnight or gambled on the strip.

National Mall & Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.
Many of the nation's iconic public landmarks are found in the 1,000-plus acres of the National Mall and Memorial Parks, including the Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson Memorials, and the Korean and Vietnam War Veterans Memorials.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA
The cultural significance of this marketplace makes this a cultural attraction, and a very popular one!

Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, FL
This park is the most popular of any of the Disney Florida attractions, and includes the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Country Bear Jamboree.

Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
The original Disney Park in California has been a huge American attraction every since it's opening in 1955.

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA
The estimated visitors to Fisherman's Wharf last year alone was between 12-15 million.

Niagra Falls, NY
The falls can be viewed from observation towers, by boat, from an antique cable car, or from hiking trails on the Canadian side.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee, North Carolina
This park draws more visitors than the Grand Canyon or Yosemite. Most visitors come to the park to see bears, as there are more than 1,500 bears that live in the park.

Lake Mead national Recreation Area, Arizona, Nevada
Lake Mead is the U.S.'s largest man-made lake and is a recreational mecca for boaters, swimmers and fisherman.

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