16 adrenaline junkie attractions to visit in your lifetime

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With EdgeWalk at the CN Tower in Toronto, you can go for a walk 1,168 feet off the ground.
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Some tourist activities were made for thrillseekers.

You can free climb to staggering heights, get up close and personal with majestic sites, and get views that will take your breath away.

We’ve put together a collection of 16 adrenaline-pumping tourist activities around the globe, from volcano boarding in Nicaragua to skydiving over Mount Everest.

Note: Some of these activities can be dangerous and should be approached with caution.


Insanity is a thrill ride at the top of the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas, Nevada. A massive mechanical arm extends 64 feet over the edge of the 900-foot tower and spins you in the air.

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Trift Bridge stretches over the Trift Glacier in the Swiss Alps. The bridge spans a 560-foot gap in the mountains.

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The Devil’s Pool is a natural infinity pool in Victoria Falls, which borders Zambia and Zimbabwe. It gives the illusion that you’re diving off the edge of a cliff.

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China’s Tianmen Shan Cable Car ferries visitors from Zhangjiajie to the summit of Tianmen Mountain. At a distance of 24,458 feet, it’s been dubbed the longest cable car ride in the world.

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Some tourists brave the Swing at the End of the World, found at a treehouse called Casa de Arbol in Ecuador. They’ll catch stunning views of the Tungurahua Volcano nearby.

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For breathtaking views across Sydney, Australia, tourists climb the heights of the city’s landmark Harbor Bridge.

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With Everest Skydive, you can jump out of a helicopter at 29,600 feet and free-fall with a view of the world’s tallest mountain.

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EdgeWalk on the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, straps participants into a harness that’s attached to a guard rail 1,168 feet off the ground.

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Volcano boarding lets visitors slide down the slopes of the active Cerro Negro volcano in Nicaragua.

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Dinner in the Sky serves meals to visitors while they hang over stunning sites, like the Brussels Town Hall in Belgium. Today the attraction can be found in several countries around the world.

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Marvel at over 270 incredible waterfalls found in the Iguazu Falls — which mark the border between the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones — while touring on a boat underneath them.

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Ziplining is a popular way to witness the beauty of Managua’s Tiscapa Lagoon, which is now a nature reserve in Nicaragua.

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Helicopter skiing gives adventurers access to higher and more remote ski terrain in countries around the world.

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Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century palace located on a hill near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. Visitors have the option to take regular tours inside the castle, or to take a paragliding tour over it.

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At Bloukrans Bridge, located near Western Cape, South Africa, visitors are harnessed in before taking a jump more than 656 feet down to the ground.

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Climbing Mount Hua (or Hua Shan) in Huayin, China, has been popular for many years. The climb is famous for its steep and narrow paths and becomes particularly dangerous along the Thousand-Foot Precipice, Hundred-Foot Crevice, Black Dragon Ridge and Golden Lock Pass.

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