The No. 2 greatest vacationer entice on the earth is in Salem, in response to USA In the present day

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Two different New England locations made the listing of prime 100 vacationer traps worldwide.

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An worker closes the gate for the day on the Salem Witch Museum in Salem on April 7, 2014. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Workers

As Salem prepares for almost 1 million vacationers throughout the month of October, a preferred metropolis attraction has been named one of many prime vacationer traps on the planet.

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USA In the present day launched an inventory of the highest 100 vacationer traps worldwide and the Salem Witch Museum ranked No. 2, second solely to 4 Corners Monument in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.

USA In the present day analyzed 23.2 million Google critiques of the five hundred hottest vacationer sights on the earth in July 2023 (an inventory spanning 65 international locations throughout six continents) and examined how usually the phrases “vacationer entice,” “overrated,” or “costly” have been talked about.

Of 9,240 critiques analyzed, 113 reviewers flagged the Salem Witch Museum as a vacationer entice, in response to the publication, which wrote, “it appears some guests left feeling disenchanted.”

The museum, which opened in 1972 in a renovated historic church constructing, consists of two shows in regards to the Salem witch trials of 1692. Through the first, visitors are transported to 1692 by means of 13 life-size stage units depicting the Salem witch hunt.

Through the second, the exhibit “Witches: Evolving Perceptions,” visitors be taught in regards to the European witch trials and the background of the Salem witch trials, in addition to the that means behind the phrase “witch” and the way the picture of the witch has developed over time.

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A customer posed in 4 states (New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona) at one time whereas visiting 4 Corners Monument. – Erin Clark/Globe Workers

Jill Christiansen, assistant director of schooling on the Salem Witch Museum, instructed MassLive that her museum’s expertise is “memorable” and folks unfavourable about it probably have by no means visited.

“We meet individuals on daily basis who got here right here as children, who’re bringing their children, or their grandkids,” Christiansen instructed MassLive. “It’s each academic, historic, factual, and digestible for a large viewers.”

The museum provides shows day by day each half hour between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m, and as late as 10 p.m. in October. Tickets are bought on-line solely, can’t be bought upfront, and grow to be obtainable on the museum’s web site at midnight every day. Tickets value $17.50 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $14.50 for kids age 3 to 14.

Two different New England spots made the listing of prime vacationer traps: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Manufacturing facility in Vermont ranked No. 22 and Mystic Seaport in Connecticut ranked No. 68.

Take a look at the listing of prime 100 vacationer traps worldwide.


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