[15 August 2014 Last updated at 15:03]

US West Coast Tourist Attractions

US West Coast Tourist Attractions
Places to Visit on the West Coast of USA

Looking for the ultimate list of US West Coast tourist attractions?

If so, you may find the following list of tourist attractions in the west coast a very handy one:


Tourist Landmarks


Visiting landmarks is without a doubt one of the popular US West Coast tourist attractions on most people’s list.

The west coast region is known for is for its natural wonders, as well as many historic and man-made landmarks. There are hundreds of landmarks that you can visit but ten of the most popular tourist landmarks to visit in the west coast are as follows:

-Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco CA
-Hoover Dam, Las Vegas Nevada
-Lake Shasta Caverns, Lakehead CA
-Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Montana
-Lake Berryessa, Napa CA
-Craters of the Moon National Monument, Arco Idaho
-Pinnacles National Monument, Paicines CA
-Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Moab Utah

Fun Attractions & Theme Parks
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If you’re wondering about fun US West Coast tourist attractions, you’ll be glad to know that the west coast is no doubt one of the best places to visit in the US to enjoy a fun time with friends and family enjoying everything from thrill rides, boardwalk attractions and fun interactive centers.

Below is our suggestion list of some of the best and most popular fun places to visit in the west coast region:

-Discovery Park, Seattle WA
-Disneyland, Anaheim CA
-Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas
-Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, Gilroy CA
-Trees of Mystery, Klamath CA
-Moab Adventure Center, Moab UT
-Discovery Gateway, Salt Lake City UT
-Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo CA
-Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz CA
-Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA
-Silverwood Theme Park, Athol Idaho

Tourist Railroads
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Hopping on a tramway and booking a train ride tour is without a doubt, one of the best and most enjoyable ways to explore the US West Coast tourist attractions.

In fact, when you think about it, there isn’t really a better way to experience areas in the west coast such as the Pacific Northwest, and Napa Valley region than on a tourist railroads. Below is a handy list of the most popular tourist railroads in the west coast

-Napa Valley Wine Train, Napa CA
-Mt Hood Railroad, Hood River Oregon
-Sonoma TrainTown Railroad, Sonoma CA
-Mount Roberts Tramway, Juneau Alaska
-Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, Fish Camp CA
-Sacramento River Train, Sacramento
-Sierra Railroad Dinner Train, San Francisco Bay Area

Historic Tourist Attractions

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If you’re a history buff, you’ll be glad to know that on the US West Coast tourist attractions such as mansions, memorials and historic sites are in great supply.

Below is a list some of the top places to visit on the west coast of USA:



-Pittock Mansion, Portland OR
-Battleship Missouri Memorial, Honolulu HI
-Hearst Castle Historical Monument, San Simeon CA
-Pike Place Market, Seattle WA
-'Iolani Palace, Honolulu Hawaii
-Filoli Center, Woodside CA
-USS Pampanito Submarine, San Francisco CA
-USS Hornet Museum, Alameda CA
-Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara CA

Zoo, Aquariums & Safari Parks

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Fun outdoor attractions such as zoos, aquariums and safari parks are undoubtedly, some of the most popular US West Coast tourist attractions to do with kids.

There are certainly plenty of these on the west coast but the ones listed below are some of the best in the country:

-Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Tacoma WA
-Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey California
-Seattle Aquarium, Washington State
-Honolulu Zoo, Hawaii
-Utah's Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City UT
-San Francisco Zoo, California
-Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu HI
-Oakland Zoo, California
-Zoo Boise, Boise Idaho
-Wildlife Safari, Winston Oregon
-West Coast Game Park Safari, Bandon Oregon
-San Diego Wild Animal Park, California
-Safari West, Santa Rosa CA

Botanic Gardens

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Visiting a botanic garden is also one of the top US West Coast tourist attractions, and you will glad to know that the region boasts some of the best botanical gardens in the US.

-Portland Japanese Garden, Portland WA
-Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland WA
-Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco CA
-Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise Idaho
-Red Butte Garden & Arboretum, SLC Utah

Cultural Tourist Attractions

Lastly on our list of US West Coast tourist attractions are the cultural attractions in the region, which are some of the most visited tourist attractions in the US:
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-Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie Hawaii

-Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland OR

-Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Portland OR

-Tacoma Art Museum, Oregon

-Maui Ocean Center, Wailuku Hawaii

-Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

-Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose CA

-California State Capitol Museum, Sacramento CA

-Oakland Museum of California, Oakland CA

-Museum of Flight, Tukwila WA

-Museum of Glass, Tacoma OR

-Laguna Art Museum, Laguna CA

-Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage AK

-Science Fiction Museum, Seattle WA

-Charles M Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa CA

-Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos CA

-Hollywood Wax Museum, Los Angeles CA

-Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles CA

-LACMA, Los Angeles CA

-Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles CA

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