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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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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)

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3,338 1,563
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series (from 1997)

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2,222 1,673
The Chronicles of Narnia Franc... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Narnia C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia (from 1950)

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2,594 1,399
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)

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1,615 1,523
Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Wonderland Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (from 1865)

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1,681 1,208
Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Atlantis Plato's Timaeus and Critias (from 360 BC)

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1,587 1,345
Neverland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Neverland J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan (from 1904)

8
1,259 1,532
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)

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1,589 649
Asgard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Jo Swo added Asgard Norse Mythology (from the 13th century)

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1,263 938
Discworld is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Discworld Terry Pratchett's Discworld (from 1983)

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

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831 1,096
Springfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Springfield The Simpsons (from 1989)

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913 1,175
Dune is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Dune Frank Herbert's Dune (from 1965)

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

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448 1,030
Britannia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Britannia Brittania TV series (from 2018)

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787 812
Pandora is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
JimJenkins added Pandora James Cameron's Avatar (from 2009)

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

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1,930 321
Wakanda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Wakanda Marvel Comics (from 1966)

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

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

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868 662
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Pokémon World (from 1997)

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646 717
Azeroth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Azeroth  C. J. Cherryh's Fires of Azeroth (1979)

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274 770
Mystic Falls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
acrosstheflame added Mystic Falls The Vampire Diaries (from 2009)

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

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

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

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Florin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
coyotedoorknob added Florin William Goldman's The Princess Bride (from 1973)

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Earthsea is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Earthsea Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea series (from 1964)

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

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

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

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225 391
The World of Shannara is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
EdLooney added Four Lands Terry Brooks's Shannara series (from 1977)

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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)

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403 598
The Halo Ring is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
The Halo Ring Halo (from 2001)

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226 445
Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
acrosstheflame added Sunnydale Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer (from 1997)

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

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

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LOST Island is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
LOST Island ABC's LOST (from 2004)

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Dinotopia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Dinotopia James Gurney's Dinotopia (from 1992)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecu... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Lacy Pepper League added Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2011)

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Camp Half-Blood is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Ashukira added Camp Half-Blood Rick Riorden Percy Jackson and the Olympians

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