These ‘best’ state attractions may spark debate

There’s plenty to do just about anywhere you go.

To determine which US attractions tourists and locals disagree on the most, attractions ranked by average Tripadvisor rating difference between in-state residents and out-of-state tourists.

Some may seem obvious and others may leave you confused, but here’s what the results show nonetheless.

According to tourists, Illinois’ top attraction is the Chicago Institute of Art, however, locals say it’s the Presidential Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in the state capital, Springfield. But Windy City’s top attractions are the top-ranked in the state.

Wrigely Field, the legendary home of the Chicago Cubs, is No. 1, followed by Buckingham Fountain and the Shedd Aquarium.

Michigan tourists voted the Detroit Institute of Arts the top attraction in the state, but locals say Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore actually takes the cake. Overall, the #1 attraction is Arch Rock, followed by Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Pictured Rocks came in at No. 3.

Missouri has some agreement between locals and tourists, as research shows that the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis is the top attraction in the state. The St. Louis Zoo took first place overall in Show-Me State, followed by Branson’s Silver Dollar City. Big attractions like the World War I Memorial and Museum in Kansas City have arrived at No. 4 and the iconic Gateway Arch has arrived at No. 8.

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