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This is a list of the most awesome, spectacular, and entertaining fantasy worlds created. These fantasy worlds are not always just from books, but also from movies and fantasy games, too. This is a ranking of the greatest, most imaginative worlds ever dreamed up. Vote for your favorite mythical worlds, and add fantasy world names that you notice are missing. And certainly, feel free to re-rank this list in any order you want.

Some of the most iconic fantasy worlds ever created are those from books (and many have some pretty fun names as well). We all owe a debt of gratitude to the best fantasy authors for dreaming up these exotic lands. Some fantasy lands, like Middle Earth, Dune, and Narnia, made incredibly successful jumps from fantasy fiction to film. They are absolutely worthy of inclusion among the greatest fantasy movies of all time. Others, like Terra Nova (from FOX's ill-fated TV show of the same name), intrigued, but failed to prove popular enough to stay on the air. Terra Nova, sadly, joins this list of great TV shows canceled before their time.

What fantasy world do you think is the greatest ever? That's certainly subjective. Fans of Star Wars and Star Trek could probably argue back and forth about this for decades. Oh, wait, they have!

Anyway, just vote. It's time to decide, once and for all, which fantasy world is the best ever created.
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1
3,963 1,329
Middle-Earth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Middle-Earth J. R. R. Tolkien's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series (from 1937)

2
3,366 1,571
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series (from 1997)

3
2,239 1,681
The Chronicles of Narnia Franc... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia (from 1950)

4
2,619 1,403
Westeros is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Westeros George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones (from 1996)

5
1,627 1,527
Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Wonderland Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (from 1865)

6
1,690 1,210
Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Atlantis Plato's Timaeus and Critias (from 360 BC)

7
1,591 1,351
Neverland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Neverland J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan (from 1904)

8
1,262 1,537
Oz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Oz L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (from 1900)

9
1,598 652
Asgard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Jo Swo added Asgard Norse Mythology (from the 13th century)

10
1,264 942
Discworld is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Discworld Terry Pratchett's Discworld (from 1983)

11
957 935
Forgotten Realms is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Forgotten Realms Dungeons & Dragons (from 1967)

12
833 1,103
Springfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Springfield The Simpsons (from 1989)

13
915 1,178
Dune is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Dune Frank Herbert's Dune (from 1965)

14
1,165 865
Hyrule is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Hyrule The Legend of Zelda (from 1986)

15
450 1,032
Britannia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Britannia Brittania TV series (from 2018)

16
790 815
Pandora is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
JimJenkins added Pandora James Cameron's Avatar (from 2009)

17
687 582
Labryinth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Jim Henson's Labyrinth (1986)

18
1,935 325
Wakanda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Wakanda Marvel Comics (from 1966)

19
484 275
Camelot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
King Arthur legends (from the 1170s)

20
540 522
Fantasia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
MatthewGill added Fantasia Michael Ende's Neverending Story (from 1979)

21
871 666
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
(from 1997)

22
649 719
Azeroth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Azeroth  C. J. Cherryh's Fires of Azeroth (1979)

23
276 774
Mystic Falls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
acrosstheflame added Mystic Falls The Vampire Diaries (from 2009)

24
583 735
Mushroom Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Mushroom Kingdom Nintendo's Mario series (from 1981)

25
349 487
Toontown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
bojanthebest added Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

26
307 600
Krynn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Dragonlance series (from 1984)

27
385 532
Earthsea is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Earthsea Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea series (from 1964)

28
336 395
Florin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
coyotedoorknob added Florin William Goldman's The Princess Bride (from 1973)

29
271 440
Tír na nÓg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Tír na nÓg Irish Mythology (from 1750)

30
245 554
Hyboria is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Hyboria Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian (from 1932)

31
361 540
Pern is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Pern Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders series (from 1967)

32
225 392
The World of Shannara is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
EdLooney added Terry Brooks's Shannara series (from 1977)

33
259 380
Storybrook is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
megan55752 added Storybrook ABC's Once Upon a Time TV series (from 2013)

34
404 599
The Halo Ring is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
The Halo Ring Halo (from 2001)

35
226 446
Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
acrosstheflame added Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer (from 1997)

36
211 501
Dreamlands is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Dreamlands H. P. Lovecraft's Dream Cycle (from 1918)

37
216 408
Rapture is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
RichardHathcock added Rapture Bioshock (from 2007)

38
271 455
Dinotopia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Dinotopia James Gurney's Dinotopia (from 1992)

39
273 673
LOST Island is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
LOST Island ABC's LOST (from 2004)

40
220 533
Ringworld is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Larry Niven's Ringworld (1970)

41
130 428
Prydain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Prydain Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain (from 1964)

42
214 133
Naboo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Naboo Star Wars universe 

43
62 504
Glorantha is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Greg Stafford's White Bear and Red Moon game (from 1975)

44
125 381
Equestria is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Equestria My Little Pony (from 2010)

45
177 470
Xanth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Xanth Piers Anthony's Xanth series (from 1977)

46
179 130
Nirn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Nirn The Elder Scrolls (since 1994)

47
202 295
Alagaesia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
coyotedoorknob added Alagaesia Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle series (from 2003)

48
71 32
Camp Half-Blood is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Ashukira added Camp Half-Blood Rick Riorden Percy Jackson and the Olympians

49
204 223
Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecu... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Lacy Pepper League added Ransom Riggs's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2011)

50
33 417
Tekumel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
M. A. R. Barker's Empire of the Petal Throne (from 1974)