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View Poll Results: Which of these top 10 attractions would you want to visit the most?
Times Square, New York City, N.Y. 18 21.69%
The Las Vegas Strip, Nevada 8 9.64%
National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C. 15 18.07%
Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, Massachusetts 0 0%
Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 10 12.05%
Disneyland Park, Anaheim, California 2 2.41%
Fisherman's Wharf/Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 4 4.82%
Niagara Falls, N.Y. 7 8.43%
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tenn./N.C. 16 19.28%
Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois 3 3.61%
Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-10-2009, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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In 2009 Forbes published a list of the top 25 most visited tourist attractions. Which out of the top 10 tourist attractions would you want to visit most or which is your favorite?

The full list:
  1. Times Square, New York City, N.Y.
  2. The Las Vegas Strip, Nevada
  3. National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.
  4. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, Massachusetts
  5. Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
  6. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, California
  7. Fisherman's Wharf/Golden Gate National Recreation Area,
    San Francisco, California
  8. Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  9. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tenn./N.C.
  10. Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois
  11. Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Ariz./Nev
  12. Universal Studios Orlando/Islands of Adventure at
    Universal Orlando, Fla
  13. SeaWorld Florida, Orlando, Fla
  14. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Penn./N.J.
  15. San Antonio River Walk, Texas
  16. Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah
  17. Universal Studios Hollywood, California
  18. Metropolitan Museum, New York, N.Y.
  19. Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts
  20. Grand Canyon, Arizona
  21. Busch Gardens Africa, Tampa Bay, Florida
  22. SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego, Calif
  23. Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia,
    Pennsylvania
  24. American Museum of Natural History, New York
  25. Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
http://www.forbestraveler.com/best-lists/most-visited-attractions-us-2009-story.html (broken link)
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I live in Mickey's front yard so no interest there.....cities don't interest me so I'm going to the Smokies!!
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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I live in Mickey's front yard so no interest there.....cities don't interest me so I'm going to the Smokies!!

Good for you Granny Sue! Cities are not for everyone. Love the smokie mountains!
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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In 2009 Forbes published a list of the top 25 most visited tourist attractions. Which out of the top 10 tourist attractions would you want to visit most or which is your favorite?

The full list:
  1. Times Square, New York City, N.Y.
  2. The Las Vegas Strip, Nevada
  3. National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.
  4. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, Massachusetts
  5. Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
  6. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, California
  7. Fisherman's Wharf/Golden Gate National Recreation Area,
    San Francisco, California
  8. Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  9. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tenn./N.C.
  10. Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois
  11. Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Ariz./Nev
  12. Universal Studios Orlando/Islands of Adventure at
    Universal Orlando, Fla
  13. SeaWorld Florida, Orlando, Fla
  14. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Penn./N.J.
  15. San Antonio River Walk, Texas
  16. Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah
  17. Universal Studios Hollywood, California
  18. Metropolitan Museum, New York, N.Y.
  19. Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts
  20. Grand Canyon, Arizona
  21. Busch Gardens Africa, Tampa Bay, Florida
  22. SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego, Calif
  23. Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia,
    Pennsylvania
  24. American Museum of Natural History, New York
  25. Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Travel - Forbes.com (http://www.forbestraveler.com/best-lists/most-visited-attractions-us-2009-story.html - broken link)
I never even heard of Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah before I saw it feature on Vigilant Citizen here:
Sinister Sites - Temple Square, Utah | The Vigilant Citizen
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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How sad that not too many natural monuments made the list, but glad to see that alot voted for the Smokies...
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Mesa, AZ
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I've already visited the Las Vegas Strip, Lake Mead/Hoover Dam, Times Square, Indepence Hall, Waikiki Beach, and every California spot on the list. From what's left over, I'd really like to see the National Monument/ National Parks the most, then Navy Pier.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Smokies!
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Apparently Forbes doesn't think the Statue of Liberty is a popular tourist attraction.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Central FL
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I've been to most of the places on the list except I haven't been to California.

So I'd say San Francisco (Golden Gate) so I could then visit Napa Valley or San Diego.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:48 AM
 
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I've been to all except the strip, Fisherman's wharf and Disneyland CA. I wonder, however, why the Grand Canyon is not on the list. Also, how about historic Philadelphia, the Mississippi River (and the Arch in St. Louis)?
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