Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Faneuil Hall Marketplace Is 4th Most Visited Tourist Attraction In US

YAHOO travel ranks the Top 10 most visited tourist attractions in the United States and Faneuil Hall Marketplace comes in 4th.

The Top 10 are

  1. Times Square, New York City:
    37.6 million

  2. 2. The Las Vegas Strip, Nev.:
    30 Million

  3. 3. National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.
    25 million

  4. 4. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston:
    20 Million

  5. 5. Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.:
    17.1 million

  6. 6. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, Calif.:
    14.9 million

  7. 7. Fisherman's Wharf/Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco:
    14.1 million

  8. 8. Niagara Falls, N.Y.:
    12 million

  9. 9. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tenn./N.C.:
    9.04 million

  10. 10. Navy Pier, Chicago:
    8.6 million

Yahoo writes

Built in 1742 by Peter Faneuil, a wealthy Boston merchant, Faneuil Hall served as a commercial center of the city for centuries and a site for famous orations, like Samuel Adams' independence-rallying speech to colonists. Faneuil also includes the restored 19th-century Quincy Market. Today, shoppers account for a large share of visitors, and while we've excluded shopping-only malls (like Minnesota's Mall of America) from this list, Faneuil's historic significance vaults it to the status of cultural attraction.

Gee I remember when nothing was there but MONDO'S

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