The best free tourist attractions in the world have been revealed

TripAdvisor reviews have been used to determine which free-to-visit famous sites are the highest-rated

Liv Kelly
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Liv Kelly
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Horseshoe Falls, Canada
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We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the best things in life are free’. When it comes to planning a holiday, particularly on a budget, there’s nothing better than copping a freebie to ease the financial burden, be it entry to a cool museum or access to an incredible nature spot. 

That’s why Casago, a holiday home rental company, has set out to find the best free attractions in the world. Using TripAdvisor reviews, they have researched which free tourist spots have the most five-star ratings. 

According to their study, the quaint Belgian town of Bruges is the location of the best free tourist attraction in the world. 94.5 percent of reviews of the Mini Harp Museum, run by harpist and enthusiast Luc Vanlaere, are five-star. A venue for intimate concerts, composed to dazzle the audience with the beauty of the harp’s sound. 

In second place, and one of three entrants to the list which are in the US, is the National Museum of the US Air Force. This place includes loads of exhibitions covering different eras of American Air Force history, from the early years to the missile gallery, and 92.85 percent of its reviews on TripAdvisor are five-star. 

Third on the list is Horseshoe Falls, the biggest of three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls in Canada. With 92.7 percent of the reviews of this iconic natural spot being five-star, it’s clear that Horseshoe Falls doesn’t fall short. 

Here are the top 10 best free tourist attractions in the world, according to Casago. 

  1. Luc Vanlaere Harpist (Mini Harp Museum), Belgium
  2. National Museum of the US Air Force, US
  3. Horseshoe Falls, Canada
  4. National Infantry Museum and Soldier Centre, US
  5. Lake Bacalar, Mexico
  6. Golden Temple, India
  7. Cerro Fitz Roy, Argentina
  8. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, US
  9. Australian War Memorial, Australia
  10. Lanta Animal Welfare, Thailand

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