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Old 02-19-2015, 04:31 PM
 
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I am aware of the U.S. tourism stats from the state dept website but I would like a state-by-state breakdown. Anyone know of a list? If not could you give a guess of the 10 most visited and 10 least visited?
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Old 02-20-2015, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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The Most Popular US States For Tourism - Business Insider

Granted, this only accounts for hotel rooms. It might be a different animal if day trips and RVs were taken into consideration
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Old 02-20-2015, 02:27 PM
 
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The Most Popular US States For Tourism - Business Insider

Granted, this only accounts for hotel rooms. It might be a different animal if day trips and RVs were taken into consideration
Alabama is more popular than North Carolina? That's hilarious.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:00 PM
 
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Alabama is more popular than North Carolina? That's hilarious.
Well I would imagine college football and the Gulf would have something to do with that.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:17 PM
 
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The Most Popular US States For Tourism - Business Insider

Granted, this only accounts for hotel rooms. It might be a different animal if day trips and RVs were taken into consideration
That list shows only hotel bookings. This hurts states that are major camping destinations, vacation homes, bed and breakfasts hot spots (Vermont), beach home rentals, and states that offer multiple destinations that people want to see so they drive around and just find a different motel every night as appose to making a hotel reservation ahead of time.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:38 PM
 
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Well I would imagine college football and the Gulf would have something to do with that.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in America, and other sights like Grandfather Mountain and Asheville receive loads of tourists. It's not uncommon for people around Charlotte and Atlanta to visit Asheville on weekends, that city is never dead. Also, the Outer Banks is one of the most visited regions on the East Coast, attracting many folks from not only NC but Richmond, DC, Baltimore, Philly, etc. ACC basketball probably draws in many tourists, as well. The ACC tournament is usually held in Greensboro. Less tourism than Alabama? I'm sorry, but no way.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:57 PM
 
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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in America, and other sights like Grandfather Mountain and Asheville receive loads of tourists. It's not uncommon for people around Charlotte and Atlanta to visit Asheville on weekends, that city is never dead. Also, the Outer Banks is one of the most visited regions on the East Coast, attracting many folks from not only NC but Richmond, DC, Baltimore, Philly, etc. ACC basketball probably draws in many tourists, as well. The ACC tournament is usually held in Greensboro. Less tourism than Alabama? I'm sorry, but no way.
I don't disagree that NC is a much bigger tourist draw than Alabama (and I don't even think it's close.. AL is probably one of the least-visited states from outsiders) bu the whole point was that it was amount of hotel rooms rented.

I would wager that 95+% of hotel rooms purchased in Alabama are by... Alabamians.
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Old 05-22-2015, 04:35 PM
 
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Glad to see two of my favorite states, Wyoming and Montana are very low on the list.
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Old 05-22-2015, 04:47 PM
 
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According to a website on which over 6.000 people have listed alll the counties they've visited, here are the 20 most visited counties:

Cook, IL
Washington, DC
Fairfax, VA
Orange, FL
Prince George's, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Arlington, VA
Denver, CO
Fulton, GA
New York, NY
Baltimore, MD
City of Baltimore, MD
Prince William, VA
Montgomery, MD
St. Louis, MO
Philadelphia, PA
Cuyahoga, OH
Essex, NJ
Lake, IN
Clark, NV

North Dakota would certainly be the least visited, as 12 of the 18 least visited counties are in North Dakota, and all the others in the bottom 18 are in South Dakota or Montana.

http://www.mob-rule.com/home


The least visited county, McPherson SD, has a lovely swimming beach on one of the several lakes im the town of Eureka, and also free overnight camping in the municipal campground, both of which I have availed myself of. Keep it a secret

https://www.google.com/maps/@45.7671...bA!2e0!6m1!1e1

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Old 05-22-2015, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Nebraska more visited by Americans than Vermont
Always thought Vermont was the state to go in the East for winter sport.

Can anyone explain this, more popular state to visit...

Alabama over Colorado,
Wisconsin over North Carolina, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania,
Indiana over Washington?
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