Visitors annually: 12.9 million
Opened in 1983, this attraction welcomed the most
Visitors of any theme park outside the United States in 2006. The neighboring Tokyo DisneySea followed closely behind in the rankings, with 12.1 million visitors.
(905) 832-8131, www.canadaswonderland.com
Visitors annually: 3.2 million
More than 4,000 seasonal employees keep Canada's Wonderland, one of the top theme parks in North America, up and running. They also do a lot of selling - 200,000 funnel cakes and 50,000 pounds of bulk candy are consumed every season.
National Air and Space Museum
(202) 633-1000, www.nasm.si.edu
Visitors annually: 9 million
View Buzz Aldrin’s space suit, climb into a flight simulator, and examine a lunar rock at this museum, where you’ll find the world’s largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft, along with artifacts as big as rockets and as small as microchips.
HALEY SHAPLEY is a writer based in Fort Worth, Texas. Her favorite tourist attractions are Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C.