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An object of interest for a tourist, or a purpose-built tourist attraction Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: tourism
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: de facto

The tag tourism=attraction may be added to objects:

  1. to indicate that the item is interesting for tourists. Usually this tag is used as a property of a feature to describe that it is of interests to tourists. In this case it is a synonym for tourism=yes. For example waterway=waterfall + tourism=attraction. This usage has a problem of subjectivity: why should one waterfall be considered more tourism-worthy than another? This tagging does not distinguish between major tourism features (for example a theme park) and minor tourism attractions (for example a statue inside the theme park).
  2. less commonly, to describe a facility which was built as a general  tourist attraction. In some cases it is used alone, without another main feature tag, for a feature which is designed as a tourist attraction or "tourist trap", for example way iFly Singapore. In many cases there is a more specific value under attraction=*. In such cases it is always possible to improve tagging by adding more specific tags describing object itself.

Not required with attraction=*

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The tourism=attraction tag is not a tag that needs to be added to any feature with attraction=*. Instead, the attraction=* tag was designed independently of this tag.

However, several editors, such as Maps.me, wrongly apply attraction=* as a subtag.

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