Most visited tourist attractions worldwide as of April 2014

This statistic shows the most visited tourist attractions worldwide as of April 2014. Each year, 22.5 million people visit Niagara Falls.

Most visited tourist attractions - additional information

Attracting just short of 40 million visitors per year, the Las Vegas Strip was the most visited tourist attraction in the world as of April 2014, closely followed by Times Square in New York City with 39.2 million. The top nine tourist attractions, and 28 out of the top 50, were located in the United States. With so much to see and do in their own country, it is not surprising that many U.S. travelers choose to take domestic trips over international ones – in 2014, 84 percent of people taking trips were traveling domestically, compared to just 16 percent traveling abroad.

The Las Vegas Strip, situated in Las Vegas in the state of Nevada, is well-known for its gambling and casino scene, nightlife, restaurants and shopping. The city is packed with resorts offering a variety of entertainment for visitors. Nevada’s most famous industry, casino gaming, was expected to generate around 13 billion U.S. dollars in 2015. Las Vegas is also a leader in the U.S. meetings and conventions industry, hosting more than 22 thousand conventions in 2013.

Outside of the U.S., the most visited tourist attraction was the Forbidden City in Beijing, receiving more than 15 million visitors annually. Built in the early fifteenth century, the Forbidden City was home to Emperors and the center of Chinese government from the Ming dynasty until the end of the Qing dynasty in 1912. The most visited tourist attraction in Europe was the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. The ancient market received 15 million visitors in 2014, although only ranked 11th worldwide.

Most visited tourist attractions worldwide as of April 2014

Annual number of visitors in millions
Las Vegas Strip39.67
Times Square, New York City39.2
Central Park, New York City37.5
Union Station, Washington D.C.32.85
Niagara Falls22.5
Grand Central Terminal, New York City21.6
Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston18
Disneyworld's Magic Kingdom, Orlando17.54
Disneyland Park, Anaheim15.96
Forbidden City, Beijing15.3
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul15
Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo14.85
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris13.65
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco13
Tokyo Disney Sea12.66
Disneyland Park, France11.2
Epcot, Florida11.06
Sacre Coeur Basilica, Paris10.5
Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront, Hong Kong10.09
Pike Place Market, Seattle10
The Zocalo, Mexico City10
Disney's Animal Kingdom, Florida10
Disney's Hollywood Studios, Florida9.91
Universal Studios Japan, Osaka9.7
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee9.69
Navy Pier, Chicago9.2
Musee du Louvre, Paris9.2
Great Wall of China9
Sout Street Seaport, New York City9
Pier 39, San Francisco8.5
Sydney Opera House, Sydney8.2
National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian), Washington D.C.8
Islands of Adventure, Universal Orlando7.98
Disney's California Adventure7.78
Ocean Park, Hong Kong7.44
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong7
National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian), Washington D.C.7
Eiffel Tower, Paris7
Everland, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea6.85
British Museum, London6.7
Disneyland, Hong Kong6.7
Lotte World, Seoul6.38
Lake Mead, Nevada6.29
Universal Studios, Florida6.2
Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.6.19
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City6.12
Bourbon Street, New Orleans6.02
Universal Studios, Hollywood5.91
Palace of Versailles, France5.9
Nagashima Spa Land, Japan5.85
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Release date

April 2014



Survey time period

as of April 2014

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

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