Top 10 tourist attractions - Have you been here, done that?

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So how do you come up with a list like this? Travel + Leisure used attendance figures supplied by the attractions themselves or from government tourist authorities, along with industry and media reports.

The United States has long been among the most popular places for international visitors, but you don't get attendance figures like these without lots of Americans choosing to spend their tourist dollars close to home.

Top 10 Most-visited Tourist Attractions, Travel + Leisure Magazine

1 - Times Square, New York City

39,200,000

2 - Central Park, New York City

38,000,000

3 - Union Station, Washington, DC

37,000,000

4 - Las Vegas Strip

29,467,000

5 - Niagra Falls, New York & Ontario

22,5000,000

6 - Grand Central Terminal, New York City

21,600,000

7 - Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston

18,000,000

8 - Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Orlando

16,972,000

9 - Disneyland Park, Anaheim

15,980,000

10 - Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

15,000,000

So how many have you seen? I'm sorry to say, I've only seen a few. But with so many so close to home, there's no reason not to go!

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Hula in Hawaii

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