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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%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-09-2017, 06:25 AM
 
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I think it has more to do with our American history.
I could've mentioned Burj Khaleefa that may be more marvelous and attractive to many, but not for me.
If it is about history, not the building itself, wouldn't you think so many countries would possess so many buildings with much longer and richer history than Empire State Building and Freedom Tower?

The ESB was built at the height of US' prosperity, and freedom tower related to 911, big deal. 911 can hardly be categorized as one of the top 100 tragedies in the world. Maybe for Americans it is super important, for the world, not that special.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:09 AM
 
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Hi,

History, culture, and natural beauty perhaps best describe the essence of vacationing in Germany. With its historic cities and small towns, along with an abundance of forests and mountains, visitors are spoiled for choice. Those wanting to sightsee or experience the arts should head to the metropolitan areas, while those looking to engage in recreational activities should visit places such as the Bavarian Alps, the Black Forest, or the Mosel Valley. Lovely old cathedrals and grand palaces are everywhere, and in the smaller towns and villages, many centuries-old traditions continue. At the cultural heart of Germany is the capital, Berlin, home to many fine museums and galleries, while nature lovers will find a world of possibilities in Germany's great outdoors.
LOL...you are a cut-and-paste MACHINE! Dude you don't get any awards for # of posts.

15 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Germany | PlanetWare
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I love ruined castles or old mansions.. not so much into the castles that have a guide and you get watched constantly on CCTV in case your touching things..
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:11 AM
 
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If it is about history, not the building itself, wouldn't you think so many countries would possess so many buildings with much longer and richer history than Empire State Building and Freedom Tower?

The ESB was built at the height of US' prosperity, and freedom tower related to 911, big deal. 911 can hardly be categorized as one of the top 100 tragedies in the world. Maybe for Americans it is super important, for the world, not that special.
Yep. What do you suggest as some of interesting places that intrigue you?
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I'd say Angkor Wat, Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Pyramids at Giza, Luxor, Lalibela, Rome, Istanbul, Ephesus, Forbidden City, Great Wall, Burj Khalifa, Petra...
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:13 PM
 
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Yep. What do you suggest as some of interesting places that intrigue you?
Museum of Narcissism
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Museum of Narcissism
There is narcissism and then there is Botticelli
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:07 PM
 
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beaches
adventorous trips
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Any ferry trip, especially the one to Staten Island; I love to include ferries in my holiday itineraries.


Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.


The Indiana World War Memorial Plaza, Indianapolis.


The National World War 1 Museum, Kansas City MO.


Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia.
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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any number of the many 'Worlds Largest Ball-of-String (...Twine, Sisal, Hemp)' sites located in the U.S.

'Merica! hoo-rah!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biggest_ball_of_twine


Twisted: The Battle to Be the World's Largest Ball of Twine - The Atlantic
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