U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 09-04-2014, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
28,242 posts, read 47,758,480 times
Reputation: 19766

Advertisements

Why travel all the way to England to see Stonehenge when you can save a few bucks and admire it in Virginia, or Texas, or Missouri, or... you get the idea. Areas without famous natural wonders or man-made marvels have somehow reasoned over the years that if 6.9 million people visit the Eiffel Tower annually, wouldn't at least 6.9 pay to visit our fake version of it?

Replicas of Famous Landmarks - Torre Eiffel, Leaning Tower of Niles, and More
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-04-2014, 08:45 PM
 
Location: SoCal & Mid-TN
2,208 posts, read 2,150,233 times
Reputation: 2638
I'm from Nashville and have been to the Parthenon (and Centennial Park, where it is located) many times. It was originally built as a temporary structure for the Nashville centennial celebration. Nashville is known as the "Athens of the South". It was so popular that they rebuilt it as the permanent structure that is there today.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-05-2014, 06:30 AM
 
32,282 posts, read 33,190,021 times
Reputation: 15047
Most people prefer to see the real thing rather than a copy!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-05-2014, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
13,108 posts, read 24,978,839 times
Reputation: 11151
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chava61 View Post
Most people prefer to see the real thing rather than a copy!
I'm with you on that
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-05-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
10,868 posts, read 14,315,749 times
Reputation: 9018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chava61 View Post
Most people prefer to see the real thing rather than a copy!
If that was true, Epcot wouldn't be so popular. "Let's go to Florida so we can see fake Germany while surrounded by Americans speaking English!"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-05-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
9,033 posts, read 8,797,344 times
Reputation: 5680
Not quite the same, but there's a place in Istanbul called "Miniatürk" which has scale models of architecturally significant buildings throughout Turkey and the former Ottoman Empire.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top