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People that know me know that I am a sucker for “lists” and checking things off of them.  It’s one of the reasons that I am trying to visit all 3,143 counties in the United States.


Top 250 Global attractions list

The other day I came across a site that had picked out the “Top 250” Global attractions.  “Top 250” is in quotation marks because any type of list like that is fraught with bias, since one man’s kitschy tourist trap is another man’s bucket list item

[4 corners monument: bucket list worthy or total rip-off?]

[The 28 worst tourist traps out there; #5 is the worst]

My rank at the Top 250

I ended up with 50 out of the 250, which I would imagine is a fairly low score.  Here were the 50 that I had been to

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  • 61. Trafalgar Square
  • 69. Buckingham Palace
  • 70. Ellis Island
  • 71. Trevi Fountain (but it was closed when we were there – boo!)
  • 72. Rockefeller Center
  • 76. Windsor Castle
  • 81. Yellowstone
  • 90. Everglades National Park (where I watched a German tourist nearly eaten by an alligator)Everglades2013
  • 93. Central Park
  • 99. Westminster Abbey
  • 103. Lincoln Memorial
  • 111. Las Vegas
  • 116. Washington Monument
  • 120. Pentagon
  • 121. Cloud Gate
  • 124. The Shard
  • 130. Sistine Chapel
  • 137. Spanish Steps
  • 138. Freedom Tower – SEE: A 10 year old’s Top 10 things to do in New York City
  • 139. Gateway Arch
  • 153. Bath, England
  • 162. Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 164. British Museum
  • 170. Picadilly Circus
  • 189. Grand Teton National Park
  • 206. Hoover Dam (SEE: 3 tricks to visit the Hoover Dam for free)
  • 231. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • 232. Smithstonian Museum of Natural History

I’ve also got upcoming 2017 trips to Carlsbad Caverns, Machu Picchu and Ollantayambo, Peru.

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