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America’s Most Visited Tourist Attractions

24. November 2009 by Christy 0 Comments

Whether you are planning a trip to America soon or hope to visit in the future, chances are good that you will visit a popular tourist attraction. Below are 5 of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States as ranked by ForbesTraveler.com. Enjoy!

 

Times Square, New York City, New York

Known for its colorful lights and bright advertisements, Times Square is a major intersection in New York City, New York. It is also the site of a popular New Year's Eve party. On December 31st of each year, thousands of people gather in Times Square to watch the New Year’s Eve ball drop.

 

 

 

 

The Las Vegas Strip, Nevada

This popular gambling destination draws visitors from around the world. An amazing number of hotels, casinos, restaurants, and shopping centers line the 3.8 miles (6.1 km) strip. Many movies have been filmed in Las Vegas and celebrities often come to the city to party. There are also many exciting shows.

 

 

 

 

Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is the largest and most visited theme park in the world. Millions of visitors travel from around the globe to see Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Cinderella’s Castle, and other popular attractions. A nearly identical park, Disneyland, exists in Anaheim, California.

 

 

 

 

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States and home to the country’s major branches of government. Many tourists enjoy the city’s fine museums, restaurants, monuments, memorials, and other national attractions. 

 

 

 

 

The Grand Canyon, Arizona

The Grand Canyon is a huge canyon located in the state of Arizona. It is 227 miles long (446 km) and anywhere between 4 miles (6.4 km) to 18 miles (29 km) wide. It is one of the most popular natural attractions in the world.