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Top US Family Attractions at
  1. Walt Disney North America, Lake Buena Vista, FL
  2. Yosemite National Park, CA
  3. Yellowstone National Park, WY
  4. Washington, DC
  5. Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
  6. San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
  7. Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA
  8. SeaNorth America Adventure Park, Orlando, FL
  9. Great Smokey Mountains Natl. Park
  10. Statue of Liberty, NJ/NYU
  • Mount Rushmore, Keystone, SD
  • Acadia National Park, ME
  • SeaNorth America Adventure Park, Orlando, FL
  • Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
  • SeaNorth America Adventure Park, San Diego, CA
  • The Magic House, St Louis, MO
  • The Children's Museum, Indianapolis, IN

World Heritage Sites in North America Cahokia Mounds, MO
Carlsbad Caverns, NM
Chaco Canyon, NM
Everglades, FL
Glacier Bay, AK
Grand Canyon, AZ
Great Smokey Mountains, TN, NC
Independence Hall, Phili.
La Fortaleza/San Juan, PR Mammoth Cave, KY
Mesa Verde, CO
Monticello, VA
Olympic, WA
Pueblo de Taos, NM
Redwoods, CA
Statue of Liberty
Volacnoes, HI
Wateron/Glacier, MO
Wrangell-St. Elias, Yukon
Yellowstone, WY
Yosemite, CA
National Parks Service Sites (National Parks, National Recreation Areas, ...)
ranked by number of Recreational Visitors
Rnk Park TypeVisits
1 Blue Ridge PKWY 15.1
2 Golden Gate NRA 14.9
3 Great Smoky Mountains NP 10.7
4 Lincoln Memorial 7.9
5 Lake Mead NRA 7.3
6 George Washington MEM PKWY 7.3
7 Gateway NRA 6.4
8 Natchez Trace PKWY 5.8
9 Vietnam Veterans MEM 5.6
10 Grand Canyon NP 5.5
11 World War II MEM 5.1
12 Chesapeake & Ohio Canal NHP 4.8
13 Castle Clinton NM 4.6
14 Cape Cod NS 4.5
15 Independence NHP 4.3
16 Statue of Liberty NM 4.3
17 San Francisco Maritime NHP 4.2
18 Rocky Mountain NP 4.2
19 Yosemite NP 4.2
20 Yellowstone NP 4.1
21 Korean War Veterans MEM 4.1
22 Gulf Islands NS 4.0
23 Delaware Water Gap NRA 3.7
24 Zion NP 3.6
25 Martin Luther King, Jr. MEM 3.5
See National Parks in Environment

Fun in the Sun

South Pacific
  Tahiti, Fiji
  Chichén Itzá
  Los Cabos
  Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Rico
  St. Croix, St.John, St.Thomas,

  Tortola, Virgin Gorda
St. Maarten
St. Barts
St. Vincent - Grenadines
North America's Best Beaches at TravelChannel

From "Best Places to Vacation" - Money Magazine
They come up with a new list several times each year
Apr 2001
Amador County, CA
Vancouver, BC Canada
San Diego
Sedona, AZ
Steamboat Springs, CO
The Michigan Coast
The Shenandoah Valley, VA
The Carolina Coast Area between Myrtle Beach, S.C. and the Outer Banks
Montreal,Que, Canada
South County, RI (Westerly, Charlestown, and Narragansett)
Nova Scotia
Virgin Islands

Apr 2002
Portland Oregon
Estero Bay, CA
Whitefish, Mont (Glacier NP)
Heber Valley, UT
Bisbee, AZ
Door County, WI
Finger Lakes, NY
Lewes, DE
Quebec City, Canada
Ogunquit and York, Maine

Nov 2002
Phoenix, AZ
Antigua Guatemala
Alta, UT
Val d'Isère, FR
Sanibel & Captiva Isl. FL
Baja California, Mex

Top North American amusement parks 1999
Rank Name Location Visitors
1 The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney North America Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 15.2
2 Disneyland Anaheim, Calif. 13.45
3 Epcot at Walt Disney North America Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 10.1
4 Disney MGM Studios at Walt Disney North America Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 8.7
5 Disney's Animal Kingdom Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 8.6
6 Universal Studios Florida Orlando 8.1
7 Universal Studios Hollywood Universal City, Calif. 5.1
8 Sea North America Florida Orlando 4.7
9 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Fla. 3.9
10 Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, N.J. 3.8
11 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, Calif. 3.6
11 Sea North America California San Diego 3.6
13 Universal Studios Island of Adventure Orlando 3.4
14 Paramount's Kings Island Mason 3.32
15 Cedar Point Sandusky 3.3
15 Morey's Piers Wildwood, N.J. 3.3
Rank Name Location Visitors
17 Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, Calif. 3.2
18 Six Flags Great America Gumee, Ill. 3.1
19 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, Calif. 3
20 Paramount's Canada Wonderland Maple, Ontario 2.9
21 Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas 2.8
22 Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, Texas 2.7
23 Knott's Camp Snoopy Bloomington, Minn. 2.6
24 Six Flags Over Georgia Atlanta 2.5
25 Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio 2.4
26 Hershey Park Hershey, Pa. 2.34
27 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 2.3
27 Busch Gardens the Old Country Williamsburg, Va. 2.3
29 Paramount's Kings Dominion Richmond, Va. 2.2
30 Six Flags Marine North America Vallejo, Calif. 2.1
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See Also:
North America's Best Lists at's Travel Channel - Beaches, European Castles, Top 10 Mexican Resorts, Spring Break Spots, Museums for Dinosaur Sightings, ...

Top North America Sites, Top North America Cities | Your Ultimate Guide to the Smoky Mountains
North America's Best List at TravelChanel
List of popular tourist regions at Wikipedia
Popular Destinations at TripAdvisor
Tourist Attractions at North America Travel Guide
Hillman Wonders (top 1000 wonders of the North America)
Ski Resorts

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last updated 16 May 2003