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Places and things of specific interest to tourists.
Group: Tourism
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Documented values: 26
Status: De facto


Places and things of specific interest to tourists including places to see, places to stay, things and places providing information and support to tourists. Tourism features can often be represented using either a node or an area and can be combined with other tags. For example a building that is a museum could be tagged as building=yes and tourism=museum. It is also possible to add tags relating to Addresses and Restrictions including days and times of operation. The access=* and fee=* tags can be used to provide details about who can access the facility and if a fee must be paid.


See below for table of value for the 'tourism' key.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
tourism alpine_hut Node Area Wikipedia Alpine hut or a mountain hut is a remote building positioned in the mountains designed to provided lodging accommodation for mountaineers, climbers and hikers. The access is usually restricted to foot, mountain bike or ski. Typically, these are operated by an Alpine Club or a similar organisation.
Ascher Hütte a.jpg
tourism apartment Node Area This stands for a holiday apartment or holiday flat which is a place that can be rented for holiday purposes. They do not offer services like receptions, bars or breakfast like a hotel or a guesthouse would, although, normally these include a cooking facility. This tag can be applied to a building accommodating one or more holiday flats. It may be similar to the tag tourism=chalet where these are found more as single houses in mountain regions, whereas, apartment is often found in villages, and in buildings with several flats.
HolidayFlats Martinique.jpg
tourism attraction Node Area Wikipedia Attraction or tourist attraction is a general place of interest for visitors. Typically used for its natural or historical significance. This tag is often used in combination with other tags such as historic=*, building=*, amenity=*.
tourism artwork Node Way Area Wikipedia Artwork is used to tag public pieces of art. Typically, these are outdoors.
tourism camp_site Node Area Wikipedia Campsite, camp ground or camping pitch is an area where people can temporarily use a shelter, such as a tent, camper van or sometimes a caravan. Typically, the area is spilt into "pitches" or "sites".
2009-07-26 Ekeberg Camping.JPG
tourism caravan_site Node Area Wikipedia Caravan site, caravan park or RV park is an area where people with caravans, motorhomes, recreational vehicles can stay overnight, or longer, in allotted spaces known as "pitches" or "sites". They usually provide facilities including toilets, waste disposal, water supply, power supply etc.
Caravan Site, Stonehaven - - 156173.jpg
tourism chalet Node Area Chalet is a type of accommodation used in the hospitality industry to describe one or more detached cottages with self-contained cooking facilities and/or bathroom and toilet facilities. This is not to be confused with the Swiss term for a type of wood house, use the tags building=cabin or building=yes instead. Similar to tourism=apartment, the tag apartment is often found in villages, and in buildings with several flats, while the tag chalet is found more as single houses in mountain regions.
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tourism gallery Node Area Wikipedia Art gallery or art museum is an area or typically a building that displays a variety of visual art exhibitions; The most common exhibits being paintings, sculpture or photography. This is not to be confused with tourism=museum.
Malba Buenos Aires.jpg
tourism guest_house Node Area Wikipedia Guest houses, similar to a Hostel, provides lodging accommodation without a hotel license that is typically owner-operated. They usually offer a private room served with breakfast, but the staff is not convenient around-the-clock. These range from custom-built guest houses to family-based homes, frequently refer to as a bed and breakfast.
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The Crossroads Country Guest House - - 88520.jpg
tourism hostel Node Area Wikipedia Hostels provide inexpensive accommodation, typically with them having shared bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and lounges.
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tourism hotel Node Area Wikipedia Hotels provide accommodation for guests with usually numbered rooms. Some facilities provided may include a basic bed, storage for clothing and additional guest facilities may include swimming pool, childcare, and conference facilities.
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tourism information Node Area Wikipedia Information, visitor center or centre, visitor information center or tourist information center is an information source for tourists, travellers and visitors. To additionally describe the kind of information use the tag information=*.
Fleetwood tourist information centre - DSC06596.JPG
tourism motel Node Area Wikipedia Motel is an abbreviation which is shortened by the term "motor hotel". It's an establishment that provides accommodation designed for motorists usually on a short-term basis, with convenient parking for motor cars at or close to the room.
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tourism museum Node Area Wikipedia Museum is an institution which has exhibitions on scientific, historical, artistic, or cultural artifacts. Typically these are open to the public as a tourist attraction.
tourism picnic_site Node Area Wikipedia Picnic site is an area that is suitable for eating outdoors and may have a number of facilities within it. For example they might include: toilets, water taps for drinking or cleaning, BBQ grills, benches, table with benches (picnic tables) and covered structures for bad weather. They also may be used on a grassy area that is popular for picnics.
Picnic site.jpg
tourism sleeping_pods Node Area Wikipedia Sleeping pods are facilities for relaxing when having to wait for departure on a journey.
Sleeping pods Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.JPG
tourism theme_park Node Area Wikipedia Theme park or amusement park is an area where entertainment is provided by rides, game concessions, etc., catering to large numbers to people. For example: Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios Florida, Europa Park, and Ocean Park.
Theme park.jpg
tourism viewpoint Node Wikipedia Viewpoint, also known as a overlook, observation point, lookout, viewing point, scenic area or vista point is a place for visitors, often high, with good a scenery view of the surrounding countryside or notable buildings.
tourism wilderness_hut Node Area Wikipedia Wilderness hut or backcountry hut is a remote building, with generally a fireplace, intended to provide temporary shelter and sleeping accommodation. See also Wikipedia Bothy
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tourism zoo Node Area Wikipedia Zoo is an abbreviation for a zoological garden or park that has confined animals on display for viewing by the public.
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tourism yes Node Area To add tourist interest to something described by other tags.
tourism user defined Node Area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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