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Covers all kinds of dedicated attractions. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: tourism
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Documented values: 11
See also
Status: de facto

The attraction key covers all kinds of dedicated attractions, especially the features commonly found in theme parks, water parks, and zoos.


Key Value Element Comment potential Rendering Photo
attraction amusement_ride area node Some unspecified amusement ride, not covered by other values in this proposal Flying-circus.jpg
attraction animal area node A place where animals are kept in captivity (e.g. a cage or in an aquarium). Found in zoos or animal parks. Use name=* to tag the name of the animal attraction, the common name of the kept animal species or of the individual animal can be specified. species=* can be used to specify the scientific species. Animal.png Dolphin leaping out of the water for an animal trainer during a performance at the Aquatarium attraction in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.jpg
attraction big_wheel node A big wheel / ferris wheel. Bigwheel.png Ocean City Ferris Wheel.jpg
attraction bumper_car area node Bumper cars, also known as dodgem cars (German: Autoscooter). Bumper car.png Autoscooter1.jpg
attraction bumper_boat area node Amusement activity involving riding inner tubes in a large pool, often equipped with spray guns. Bumper boats (2).jpg
attraction bungee_jumping area node Bungee Jumping is an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a large elastic cord.
attraction carousel area node A rotating, seated ride also known as a merry-go-round. Use playground=roundabout for a small carousel that children rotate on their own. Carousel.png W.F. Mangels Kiddie Galloping Horse Carrousel.jpg
attraction dark_ride area way node "A dark ride is an indoor amusement ride where riders in guided vehicles travel through specially lit scenes that typically contain animation, sound, music, and special effects" (Wikipedia definition). Example: Ghost train. You can tag the exact route, a POI or a building. Ghost train.png Geisterbahn Hamburger Dom.jpg
attraction drop_tower area node A gondola that is pulled up a tower, then has a free fall, and bounces a few times. Freefall moviepark.png
attraction formal_garden area node A (noticable) formal garden / French garden inside a theme park or similar. See also leisure=garden and garden:style=* 04-06-12 Valloires- Abbaye de 01.JPG
attraction game_installation area node Stage or desk utilising projectors, VR or AR and capturing people's motions (e.g., via cameras) to allow for cooperative or competitive games including dancing. Augmented Reality Foosball (3477405245).jpg
attraction kiddie_ride node A small car, helicopter, horse or similar on which between one and four children can ride at the same time. Often found near supermarkets. Usually has a motor that bounces the user around when you insert a coin (use with fee=yes, payment=coins). Rabkoland 04.JPG
attraction log_flume area way node A log flume. You sit in a boat that is moved by the flow of water. Some log flume attractions feature a rapid descent and splashdown. These are often mapped as a linear way following the route of the ride. Tripsdrill Badewannenfahrt.jpg
attraction maze area node A maze. Labyrint barvaux.jpg
attraction mechanical_bull node A mechanical bull or bucking machine that simulates riding a bucking animal like a bull or a horse as known from the sport of Rodeo Woman riding mechanical bull.jpg
attraction pirate_ship way node A pirate ship ride Pirate ship.png Pirateshipride.jpg
attraction river_rafting way node A river rafting ride (also commonly referred to as a "river rapids ride") is an amusement ride that simulates whitewater rafting. Efteling Pirana.jpg
attraction rock_art area node Human-made markings placed on natural surfaces, typically vertical stone surfaces. San Rock Art - Cederberg.jpg
attraction roller_coaster area node Roller coaster - Represents the area of the roller coaster installation.

The roller coaster tracks can also be drawn as line way and tagged roller_coaster=track. Different types of tracks can be indicated with roller_coaster:track=*. Do not tag them as a railway.

Rollercoaster.png Roller coaster picture dibujo montaña rusa.png
attraction alpine_coaster area node Like a summer toboggan, but the sled runs on rails

The rails can also be drawn as line way and tagged roller_coaster=track. Do not tag them as a railway.

Eifelpark Eifel-Coaster.jpg
attraction summer_toboggan area node A big slide with small vehicles in a halfpipe or on rails, see e.g. - the area of the installation should be tagged.

If there are rails, they can be drawn as line way and tagged roller_coaster=track. Do not tag them as any railway.

Summer toboggan.png Luge Schlucht.jpg
attraction swing_carousel area node A carousel made of swings. Swing carousel.png Kettenkarussel.jpg
attraction train way node A trackless vehicles styled as train used to visit a park and see other attractions or views. This is not a roller coaster. It is best to tag the railways or a centre node.

Do not tag them as any railway or roller coaster tracks!

Trackless train in Exmouth (6499).jpg
attraction water_slide way node A water slide, e.g. part of a swimming pool. Waterslide.png Zapfendorf-Rutsche.jpg
attraction boat_ride way node A calm boat ride, such as a tow boat ride, a free boating ride or a touristical boat ride in a historic city Gelsenkirchen - Zoom - Afrika - African Queen 06 ies.jpg


This is not a subkey of tourism=attraction since the attractions are usually part of bigger feature, such as an amusement park. As of 2022-04-07, 30.7% of the attraction=* tags are paired with a tourism=attraction tag.

As of April 2022, attraction=animal is still the most common value for the attraction key with roughly 40% of the values.[1]

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