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We often get press releases from companies totally unrelated to travel who have pulled together data from across websites such as Google and Instagram pitching stories in an attempt to get their brand mentioned on our website.

We probably get ten a day, and 99.9% of those end up in the trash.

But, I decided to make an exception for this release from an online solitaire website.

It compiled a list of the “most boring tourist attractions in the world.”

The best time for a Solitaire game is when you are bored, but you probably never plan to be bored on vacation. However, not every stop on an itinerary will yield life-changing results. Some are so dull they make global news headlines!

The team analysed 66.7 million Google reviews of 3,290 popular tourist attractions worldwide, spanning 384 cities across 71 countries, focusing on 11 keywords indicative of tiresome, lifeless, and downright boring impressions.

They then ranked the attractions by the frequency with which tourists mentioned boredom-related keywords, comparing the mentions to the total reviews for each spot. 

Branson Scenic Railway in Branson, Missouri was named the most boring attraction in the world.

Museums comprise 33% of the top 100 most boring attractions.

Four LEGOLAND Discovery Centers are in the top 25 most boring attractions worldwide.

Georgia is the most boring state, with many attractions and extensive reviews indicating boredom.

The U.S., Canada, and Australia hold the respective #1–3 spots for countries with the most boring tourist attractions.

Australiasian attractions on the list:

16th: The most boring attraction in Australia was listed as the Western Australia Museum Boola Bardip in Perth. 

24th: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne

32nd: Museum of Sydney

54th MOTAT Museum of Transport and Technology in Auckland

76th: MONA Berriedale

80th: Luna Park Melbourne

92nd: The Bell Tower in Perth