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There are attractions all over the world that people flock to see, but the ones that are underground are sometimes hard to find. The very nature of being below ground makes such a place intriguing. Here are some that you’ve got to see in your lifetime.
Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
If you’re ever in Rome, check out the underground ossuary where the bones of monks were used to create everything from chandeliers to archways.
Port Angeles Underground
Port Angeles, Washington was subject to major flooding so the city was raised several feet, creating a city upon a city. This tour shows you what’s down below.
This bunker was built in the 1950s in West Virginia as a safe place for Congress if a nuclear war broke out. It is now a museum and you can tour it for a step back in time.
Soudan Underground Mine
Located in Soudan, Minnesota, this mine allows you to hop on a train and take a ride down into an ore mine for a tour.
Cabinet War Rooms
This London attraction allows you to check out a British bunker that dates back to World War II.
Turda Salt Mines
Found in Romania, this attraction was once a salt mine, but it now home to mini golf, basketball, a museum and a Ferris wheel.
Cu Chi Tunnels
These are the tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War and are a telling piece of history.
Havre Beneath the Streets
After a fire destroyed Havre, Montanta in 1904, the residents moved underground while the city was rebuilt. You can go below and see much of what’s left from that time, including a saloon and brothel.
Dam Bulla Cave Temple
Located in Sri Lanka, this is one of the most well preserved cave temples in the country. You can see hundreds of statues and centuries of history inside.
No list of underground attractions would be complete without the Paris Catacombs, a huge series of tunnels lined with bones, some of which date back to the French revolution.