The Attraction List

Welcome to the Attraction List, a place where I record and rate every attraction, restaurant, airport, tour, and museum. As opposed to the 1,000 Places list, which summarizes each entry of that book, I want to rate every place I’ve visited on a star rating. These will be assorted by country, and sometimes states or territories, and eventually you can look up on this list to see if an attraction is listed, and use that to locate the corresponding post. I want this to be a resource that records every possible location I have encountered, and what I think of them. And one thing: the attractions are different than the locations. These are my summaries of each individual place, not the entries. If you want to see what I think of the entries as a whole, check out my Location List. Here are the star rankings.

5/5 Stars- Highly recommended. A must-do.

4/5 Stars- A great time. Not for everybody, but for some people it will be awesome.

3/5 Stars- Pleasant. Tolerable. Not amazing, but not lame, either. Decent.

2/5 Stars- Overrated. Mediocre. Doesn’t live up to the hype. Do it if you have to.

1/5 Stars- Reserved for the lamest of the lame. Avoid like a contagious zombie plague. It takes a huge amount of effort to be this awful.

England

London

  • St. Pancras Station- 4/5
  • Trafalgar Square- 4/5
  • Buckingham Palace- 4/5
  • Churchill War Rooms- 5/5
    • HIDDEN DETAILS: Map Room- 5/5
  • Forbidden Planet- 4/5
  • Neal’s Yard Pizzeria- 3/5
  • GREAT EXPERIENCES: West End: Young Frankenstein

Southampton

  • Red Dog Saloon- 4/5
  • Queen Mary 2- 5/5

France

Disneyland Paris

  • Walt’s- 2/5

Paris

  • Notre Dame- 4/5
  • “Comic Book Road”- 5/5
    • EPIC SOUVENIR: Tintin T-Shirt
  • La Sirena- 5/5
  • Ile St. Louis- 4/5
  • Berthillion – 4/5
  • Napoleon’s Tomb- 4/5
  • Arc De Triomphe & Views- 4/5
  • The Louvre- 2/5
    •  HORRID EXPERIENCES: Insane Crowds
    • Mona Lisa- 3/5
    • Venus de Milo- 4/5
    • I.M. Pei’s Pyramid- 4/5
  • Ste. Chapelle- 5/5
  • Eurostar- 4/5
  • Channel Tunnel- 5/5

Nîmes

  • GREAT DETAILS: City Crest Bollards- 5/5
  • Roman City Walls- 5/5
  • GREAT EXPERIENCES: Homemade Pâté- 5/5
  • The Ecusson- 5/5
  • GREAT DETAILS: City Hall Crocodiles- 5/5
  • GREAT DETAILS: Roman Arena Gladiator Etching- 5/5
  • Maison Carrée- 5/5

Camargue

  • Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer- 4/5
  • 12th Century Romanesque Church- 5/5
  • Camargue Wetlands- 4/5
  • GREAT DETAILS: Flamingos- 4/5
  • GREAT EXPERIENCES: Bulls and Camarguais Horses- 4/5
  • Gardians Show- 5/5
  • GREAT DETAILS: The Gardian’s Trident- 5/5

Australia

Queensland

  • Captain Cook Highway- 4/5
  • Daintree River Ferry- 4/5
  • Cape Trib Beach House- 3/5
  • Cape Tribulation Beach- 5/5
  • Daintree Ice Cream Company- 5/5
  • Daintree River Cruise- 5/5
  • GREAT MOMENTS: Spotting A Cassowary- 5/5
  • Port Douglas Beach- 4/5
  • Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas- 4/5
  • GREAT MOMENTS: Holding A Koala- 5/5
  • GREAT MOMENTS: Eating Cooked Crocodile- 4/5
  • Great Barrier Reef- 5/5
  • GREAT MOMENTS: Seeing A Clownfish- 5/5
  • Night Markets, Cairns- 4/5
    • EPIC SOUVENIR: Kangaroo Leather Hat

Northern Territory

  • Standley Chasm- 4/5
  • Alice Springs-  4/5

New South Wales

Unites States of America

Florida

Walt Disney World

  • Wilderness Lodge- 5/5
  • Bass Fishing On Bay Lake- 5/5
  • GREAT DETAILS: Seeing Shoes Tree and Discovery Island- 5/5

Indiana

Indianapolis

  • Eiteljorg Museum- 5/5
  • Indiana State Museum- 4/5
  • Indianapolis Children’s Museum

Louisiana

New Orleans

  • Windsor Court and Its Art Collection- 5/5
    • GREAT DETAILS: Gainsborough’s “Windsor Castle from the Thames”
  • Oak Alley Plantation- 4/5

Texas

San Antonio

  • San Antonio River Walk- 4/5
  •  Boudro’s (Especially the Guacamole)- 5/5
  • The Alamo- 5/5
  • Alamo: The Price of Freedom Film- 4/5
  • Alamo Cenotaph- 4/5
  • Fiesta San Antonio- 4/5
    • EPIC SOUVENIR: Fiesta Pin
  • Market Square- 5/5
  • El Mercado- 4/5
  • Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery- 4/5

Dallas

  • The Dallas Arts District-  4/5
  • Dallas Museum of Art-   5/5
  • Crow Collection of Asian Art-  3/5
  • Nasher Sculpture Center-  4/5
    • Works By Rodin and Picasso-  3/5
    • Indoor/Outdoor Cafe-  4/5
    • Garden That Showcases Large-Scale Works-  5/5
  • El Fenix  4/5

Austin

  • Voodoo Doughnut-  1/5
  • Amy’s Ice Creams-  4/5
  • Stubb’s BBQ-  4/5
  • Blanton Museum of Art-  3/5

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