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View Poll Results: What is your favorite tourist attraction?
Zoo 3 6.82%
Aquarium 0 0%
Theme Parks (Disneyland, Universal Studios, Six Flags, Knotts Berry Farm) 15 34.09%
Amusement parks (parks with no themes but have rides like Santa Cruz Boardwalk) 3 6.82%
Large museums (Smithsonian, Disney Family Museum) 16 36.36%
Resorts 3 6.82%
Ski lodge 0 0%
Novelty attractions 2 4.55%
Tourist malls (outlet malls, town center malls, large malls like Mall of America) 2 4.55%
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:27 PM
 
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Shouldn't Botanical Gardens be a choice?
yes i thought about adding that one but they seem to be everywhere so im not sure itd be a tourist attraction, more like maybe a place for people to go.
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Old 12-28-2016, 02:50 PM
 
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yes i thought about adding that one but they seem to be everywhere so im not sure itd be a tourist attraction, more like maybe a place for people to go.
Any guidebook or list of attractions online I've ever seen includes botanical gardens and conservatories among the options.
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:35 PM
 
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Any guidebook or list of attractions online I've ever seen includes botanical gardens and conservatories among the options.
Then It counts.
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I can't really rank them because I choose different things at different times. I've got a young kid so more likely to visit a theme park for instance. But generally a mix of them all.

Except for tourist malls. I mean, I would go to a fun and interesting shopping area if I were visiting someplace, but I wouldn't consider it a reason to travel somewhere.
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:27 PM
 
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Mine isn't listed.


Ancient ruins are my favorite man-made "tourist attraction." But it's difficult for me to think of them as such. I am more apt to think of them as historical sites which are open to the public.
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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What happened to Vegas, Monaco, and Atlantic City in your little list? Adult entertainment areas?

I have no use for them, the only things to do are gamble, shows, broads, booze, and blow. I'm not into (most) of that, though clearly millions are or they'd be out of business.
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:29 PM
 
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What happened to Vegas, Monaco, and Atlantic City in your little list? Adult entertainment areas?

I have no use for them, the only things to do are gamble, shows, broads, booze, and blow. I'm not into (most) of that, though clearly millions are or they'd be out of business.
oh yeah casinos along with botanical gardens should be on the list
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Old 12-29-2016, 02:35 AM
 
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What happened to Vegas, Monaco, and Atlantic City in your little list? Adult entertainment areas?

I have no use for them, the only things to do are gamble, shows, broads, booze, and blow. I'm not into (most) of that, though clearly millions are or they'd be out of business.
They are among the best people watching spots no earth.

Well at least Vegas is, I haven't been to Monaco or Atlantic City. As a bonus that helps the spectacle Vegas is one of the few places you can buy a few beers at the convenience store then find a place outside on the street somewhere to park your butt and enjoy taking in the sea of people.
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Old 12-29-2016, 02:36 AM
 
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Ancient ruins are my favorite man-made "tourist attraction." But it's difficult for me to think of them as such. I am more apt to think of them as historical sites which are open to the public.
Me too. Old ruins with lots of history, anything from Mayan to Roman to Khmre whatever it's all worth traveling to see.

Also = I can't believe we're on page 3 of this thread without Botticelli in here telling people they don't know how to enjoy man-made things.
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Old 12-29-2016, 02:59 AM
 
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1) beaches
2) mountains
3) forests
4) zoos
5) ski, trail or safari lodge
6) nice architecture
7) museums (in small amounts though,and I don't enjoy them too big, hate to shuffle along in a crowd)
8) malls (same thing, not the main attraction for me)
9) aquariums


themeparks and amusement parks, "novelties" : just not into that kind of noisy, crowded and often tasteless attractions . I avoid them in fact.
I fail to see how beaches have more "Taste" than amusement parks. Most beaches ARE amusement parks.
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