Tourist attractions are supposed to be safe, right? They're classified as tourist attractions because they create trade for the local area. A beautiful view on a cliff edge is dangerous but if it attracts tourists, the local tourist board have an obligation to put up a barrier of some sort or at least a sign warning tourists of the dangers. It seems that the tourist boards for the following places don't feel obliged to warn tourists of the pitfalls of visiting their beautiful place. Perhaps the danger is just too obvious to highlight.
Hikers and climbers run into trouble regularly at Hawksbill Crag in Newton County, Arkansas. Many lose their lives there too. Every year, between five and ten people fall or fatally injure themselves while hiking or climbing. The latest death occurred during the second week of April 2019 when a 20-year old called Andrea Norton fell 100 feet to her death when she tried to take a photo on the cliff's edge. She wasn't hanging from the cliff trying to take an amazing shot. She was just re-positioning herself to take another photograph when she stepped back over the edge.
Yungas "Death" Road
This road in Bolivia is nicknamed "Death Road" and it's often lined with memorials of flowers and crosses for the beloved dead who met their end while travelling on the road. Today, cyclists and motorists don't share the road but in the past when they used to 200 to 300 people lost their lives there each year. Tight corners without any warning signs and narrow roads without barriers create a situation in which a minor mistake behind the wheel leads to major problems.
If you can cope with 33-degree heat, you might find the Maze in Utah an attractive place for a holiday. But it's really remote so if you get injured or you dehydrate while hiking, there's no one around to help out. Unlike the other places featured here so far, the Maze has plenty of warning signs which might be why no one's died there so far. At the moment, 2,000 people visit each year. How long will it be before a fatality occurs?
Mount Huashan in China offers visitors some of the worst man-made trails. Thin planks of wood bolted to the side of the mountain serve as the walkway that's 7,000 feet high. It's often called "The world's most dangerous hike" because of those crazy walkways, however, harnesses are required which might be why there are only 100 deaths there each year.