Tourist attraction

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The term Tourist Attraction is used to refer to a place which draws tourists, both domestic as well as foreign. The places may be museums, art galleries, buildings, theme parks, national parks, historic trains, cultural event and so on.

Tourist attractions are also advertised to cash in on unexplained and sensational phenomena like the UFO crash site near Roswell (New Mexico) and the alleged Loch Ness monster sighting near Inverness, Scotland.

Tourist attraction spots also contain a higher concentration of hotels, restaurants and shops. They are usually priced higher than average to make profit from gullible tourists. Tourist attraction places usually tend to center around the more superficial aspects of the varied cultures across the world.

Popular tourist attractions

Buildings & Structures :

  • Eiffel Tower – Paris, France
  • Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, California, USA
  • Empire State Building – New York, USA
  • Great Pyramids – Cairo, Egypt
  • Taj Mahal – Agra, India
  • Great Wall of China – China
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy

Theme Parks :

  • Disneyland – in Anaheim (California, USA), Paris (France) and Tokyo, Japan
  • Dreamworld – Gold Coast, Australia
  • Six Flags La Ronde – Montreal, Canada
  • Sea World – at Orlando (Florida, USA), San Antonio (Texas, USA)
  • Walt Disney World Resort – Orlando, Florida, USA

Museums :

  • Louvre – Paris, France
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not (wax museum) – various locations
  • British Museum – London, UK
  • Smithsonian Institution – Washington, DC

National Parks :

  • Yellowstone National Park – Montana, Wyoming, USA
  • Grand Canyon – Arizona, USA
  • Niagara Falls – Niagara Falls, New York and Niagara Falls, Ontario

Gardens :

  • Huntington Gardens – San Marino, California, USA
  • Butchart Gardens – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Magnolia Gardens – Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Streets :

  • Times Square – New York, USA
  • Las Vegas Strip – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Rodeo Drive – Beverly Hills, California, USA
  • Orchard Road – Singapore, Singapore
  • Wall Street – New York, USA
  • Lombard Street - San Francisco, California, USA