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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 12-27-2016, 06:12 PM
 
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The tourist attractions I can think of are:

-Zoos
-aquariums
-tourist malls (outlet malls, town center malls, large enclosed malls like Mall of America)
-theme parks (Disneyland, Universal Studios, Six Flags)
-amusement parks (Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Pacific Park Santa Monica, Coney Island NY)
-ski lodge
-Large museums
-novelty attractions (largest ball of twine)
-Resorts

If there are any other large attractions I am missing, please add them here to the list. The top ones I can think of are large museums, theme parks and amusement parks, and resorts. Zoos and aquariums seem to be nice for one stops, but not a return factor. I think people want interactive and action packed fun when it comes to man made. Resorts like dude ranches or resorts with dolphin camps for kids like the ones in HA.
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Old 12-27-2016, 06:23 PM
 
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Monuments (Washington Monument, Statue of Liberty, St. Louis Arch, Mt. Rushmore, etc).
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Old 12-27-2016, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Florida
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National Parks are far more interesting than anything man-made.
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Old 12-27-2016, 10:37 PM
 
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Grand Architecture (cathedrals, palaces, castles, the Colosseum, etc.) is a category the original list omits.
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Old 12-27-2016, 10:52 PM
 
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Monuments (Washington Monument, Statue of Liberty, St. Louis Arch, Mt. Rushmore, etc).
I selected museums because I consider most monuments to be like museums..

DC is one of my favorite places to visit. I am making plans now to take some extended family up for their first trip this summer.

I used to live in the suburbs there, and on an off day from high school would ride the metro into DC and spend the day.. There's always something new to see.


What a shock being used to the Smithsonians and going to the Feld Museum in Chicago and being asked to <gasp> PAY MONEY to get in the door..
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Old 12-27-2016, 10:54 PM
 
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Grand Architecture (cathedrals, palaces, castles, the Colosseum, etc.) is a category the original list omits.
Agreed, like Mt Rushmore, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, St Patrick's Cathedral, etc.
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:33 PM
 
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Food Halls/markets/neighbohoods (like Harrods in London, Reading Terminal in Philly, La Boqueria in Barcelona, Chinatown in NYC or SF, the wet markets in Kuala Lumpur, little India in Singapore, etc.)
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:42 PM
 
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National Parks are far more interesting than anything man-made.
This ^^^
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:52 PM
 
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Eh to each his own. the only natural i like is beach.
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Old 12-28-2016, 03:29 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.
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