Planning a cross-country road trip to visit the most popular attraction in every state? Here's your road map.
This graphic, discovered on Reddit, is based on 2009 data from the National Parks, state tourism and other stat sites. The figures listed in each state represent the annual number visitors to each attraction.
We should note that tourism statistics are debatable. The researcher even admitted that, "in determining the top attraction draws, the tourism industry is very controversial as well as competitive in its methods."
So what do you think? Does this map show an accurate representation of the most popular attraction in every state?
The map probably confirms a lot of what you already knew about the most popular attractions in every state. However, it does have some surprising info.
40 million people visit Minnesota's Mall of America every year, making it the most popular attraction in the US. Good ole American consumerism. They even have a roller coaster in there.
Also, the parks across this great land of ours are the least visited popular attractions in the US. The two least visited are Flint Hill Tall Grass Prairie in Kansas and the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.