Melbourne Might Be Australia’s Dullest City with 3 Spots on World’s Most Boring Attractions List

April 18, 2024 10:26 am in by

Melburnian’s, we apologise in advance but three of your attractions landed on the yawn-worthy list – Legoland Discovery Centre at 24, the Immigration Museum at 52, and Luna Park at 80.

The team at Solitaired worked out a boredom score for each place, zeroing in on 11 keywords to figure out which spots are the least exciting.

The research took a close look at 66.7 million reviews from 3,290 attractions on Google, covering 71 countries and 384 cities.

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What’s interesting is that the study didn’t just look at the star ratings. Instead, it searched for how often words like “tiresome”, “lifeless,” and “boring” popped up in the reviews..

American spots dominated the top seven, but Shrek’s Adventure London managed to grab eighth.

Out of the top 25, four Legoland Discovery Centres made the list, with Melbourne’s own sliding in at 24th.

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Turns out, Legoland Discovery Centres aren’t hitting the mark, with four different centres landing in the top 25 least favorites, including the Melbourne spot.

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The Branson Scenic Railway in Missouri took out the top spot for being a snooze-fest, with the Illuminarium Atlanta in Georgia, also in the USA, not far behind in second.

@dashandexplore Branson Scenic Railway #railway #train #trainride #vintagetrain #branson #bransonMO #MO #missouritravel #travel #traveltok #traveltiktok #explore #choochoo ♬ Last Train Home – John Mayer

Western Australia got a mention twice – the WA Museum Boola Bardip at 16 and The Bell Tower at 92.

The Museum of Sydney was named the 32nd most boring attraction globally, while Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art came in at 76.

Australia came in third, right after the US and Canada, for having some of the most boring tourist spots on the list.

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Full list of Australian attractions on the list

16th- WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth

24th- LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Melbourne

32nd- Museum of Sydney

52nd- Immigration Museum, Melbourne

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76th- MONA, Tasmania

80th- Luna Park, Melbourne

92nd- The Bell Tower, Perth


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