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The Best Tourist Attractions in America

List Criteria: Actual destinations; please no cities or states

The best tourist attractions in America are those most loved and most visited places to see in the United States. Visited by millions each year, these American tourist attractions let visitors learn about American history, experience natural landmarks and let loose at theme parks or shopping centers. If you and the family are looking to see or experience the best things America has to offer, these tourist attractions should be on your must-visit list.

In terms of popularity, New York City's Times Square is the most visited American tourist destination with the Manhattan district, full of lights, megastores, historic theaters and street performers, welcoming over 40 million visitors each year. The Walt Disney parks in Florida and California, the Last Vegas Strip, the National Mall in Washington, DC, and the Mall of America in Minnesota are also among the most visited tourist attractions based on annual tourism figures.

Besides those most-popular man-made US tourist destinations, there are numerous natural wonders that attract millions of visitors each year too. Spread across the country, natural attractions that have become favorites for travels stretch from the Grand Canyon in the West down to the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, up to Niagara Falls in New York and out East to Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

So whether you're looking to relax in the great outdoors at Yosemite National Park, learn about American history at the Lincoln Memorial or get some thrills at Universal Studios, these best American tourist attractions have a little bit of something for everyone. And they're not just the best in the country, these are among the top world famous tourist attractions too.
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    Liberty Island, New York More
    100
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    most listed
    Niagara Falls

    New York More
    98
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    Arizona More
    95
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    Washington, D.C. More
    92
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    Washington, D.C. More
    84
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    Rapid City, SD More
    83
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    Washington, D.C. More
    81
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    ranked low on reranks
    Yellowstone National Park

    Mostly Wyoming More
    78
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Universal Studios

    Florida; California More
    78
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    often listed
    Golden Gate Bridge

    California, United States of America More
    78
    added by: Rose1
    San Francisco 
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    New York City More
    78
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    Tulare County, CA More
    78
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    ranked low on reranks
    Rocky Mountains

    Canada to New Mexico More
    77
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    Central California More
    76
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    New York City More
    75
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    Orlando, FL More
    73
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    Pennsylvania More
    73
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    Arizona and Nevada More
    72
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    New York City More
    70
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    San Francisco, CA More
    70
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    Arlington National Cemetery

    Arlington County, VA More
    69
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    Nevada More
    67
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    Anaheim, CA More
    67
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    Washington, D.C. More
    67
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    The Alamo

    San Antonio, TX More
    63
    added by: zxray
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    Philadelphia, PA More
    61
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    Virginia More
    60
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    San Francisco, CA More
    60
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    Montana, United States of America More
    56
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    St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America More
    55
    added by: cluelessinstlouis
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    Massachusetts More
    54
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    Louisiana, United States of America More
    54
    added by: jschro1861
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    Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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    Sandusky, Ohio More
    52
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    Texas More
    51
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    North America More
    50
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    Downtown Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio More
    49
  38. 38
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    Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America More
    47
    added by: jschro1861
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    Chicago, IL, to Santa Monica More
    46
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    Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America More
    46
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    Memphis, TN More
    46
    added by: smellsrank
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Biltmore

    Asheville, NC More
    44
    added by: smellsrank
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    Faneuil Hall

    Boston, MA More
    40
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    South Dakota, United States of America More
    40
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    North America More
    39
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    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America More
    39
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    Florida, United States of America More
    39
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    New Mexico, United States of America More
    39
    added by: jschro1861
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    Idaho, United States of America More
    38
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    Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington More
    38
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