Top 10 Places You Can't Go

The world's most significant secret places revealed
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2010 1:53 PM CST
Top 10 Places You Can't Go
A warning sign marks the boundary of Area 51, March 12, 2000 in Rachel, Nevada.   (Getty Images)

Want to visit Area 51? Too bad: The mecca for conspiracy theorists isn't open to visitors. Listverse runs down the 10 most significant places around the world that are nearly impossible for the general public to visit:

  • Mezhgorye: This Russian town is believed to house people working on Mount Yamantaw—which is believed to be a secret nuclear facility or bunker.
  • Vatican Secret Archives: Though you can view any document more than 75 years old, you can’t enter the archives.
  • Club 33: Yes, Disneyland sells booze, but only at Club 33. At the private club next to the Blue Bayou restaurant in New Orleans Square, membership costs $10,000 to $30,000—after you get to the top of the 14-year waiting list.

  • Metro-2: Moscow supposedly has a secret subway system paralleling the public metro, but no one will confirm its existence.
  • White’s: The most exclusive gentlemen’s club in England will likely not invite you to join—unless you’re royalty or in another powerful position.
  • Room 39: Little is known about this secretive North Korean organization, but speculation says it counterfeits and launders money.
  • The Ise Grand Shrine: Japan’s most sacred shrine dates to 4 BC and admits only priests and priestesses of the imperial family.
  • Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center: This is the real-life version of the secret bunker where top government officials always go to escape the apocalypse—in the movies.
  • RAF Menwith Hill: A British military base with connections to a global spy network, the site is believed to filter telephone and radio communications in the nations that host it.
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