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    • natalie

      I thought Jesus was resurrected from the dead and ascended to heaven? Perhaps it maybe one of the most famous visited locales where he was believed to be put in a cave after he died, but don’t graves usually involve a body?

      • 5minutes

        They usually do, but they don’t have to. Christ’s tomb (whether He resides there currently or not – I believe “not”) is his gravesite, and as such, belongs on this list, IMO.

        Besides, most of those other locales have historical and archaeological issues. This site is most likely.

    • Morrison

      You beat me to it.
      Whether you believe in his divinity or not, the church of the holy sepulture is quite the popular tourist site.

  • You see the movie Jim Morrison Last Day?
    You can see at
    It’s very strange.
    What you think?

  • Ron Stone

    Michael Jackson #1???? His body is still warm and I seriously disagree with having him on the list at all! Sure, the Jackson Family and Media have done their best to make him a God, but time will only tell us the truth. This is really a disgrace to your site to place him at number one just because you “think” he has potential to be at that ranking! Something is drastically wrong with our society!

    • natalie

      Strong words indeed!

    • Tom

      I agree with you in that there is a difference between potential and actual. Jackson’s long term “success” as an oft-visited corpse has yet to be seen. I think he would deserve to be at #10, but #1? I don’t think so.

      • Polycarp

        I think he merits it as been a popular idol & musician.

    • Trojan

      Your right. Micheal Jackson at the time of his death did not even own a house. On the other hand Graceland has millions of tourists a year. Everybody from around the world visits Elvis’ grave. BTW where id MJ’s grave ?

    • John Johnson

      Sacred sites purporting to be the birth place or tomb of the man known as Jesus Christ have no genuinely authentic historical or archaeological backing. Just because followers wish that these sites were genuine doesn’t make them so.

  • Carmen Gamble

    Ron, get a life! You’re so off base.

  • Montesquieu

    Never heard of the Lenin Mausoleum have you? Or Ho Chi Minh’s, Mao Tse-tung or Kim Il-Sung’s for that matter.

    • natalie

      Maybe it’s time to start a site called the Top Twenties! Cheers.

      • Montesquieu

        Millions of people have visited the Lenin Mausoleum alone.

        • natalie

          After having thought about it more, if I could do it again, I’d take out MJ and put in Lenin as one of the top three, bump Oscar Wilde and perhaps add another, I think you are right, however, I did try to limit the gravesites to American/English gravesites as there were just so many to cover. I should have informed my readers of that!

  • jason stone

    not sure where it would be on the list but i thought two names that would be up there would be John Lennon, and JFK

    • Henry Coleman

      I’m not really surprised JFK isn’t highly visited just because he was a politician, so he never created any art or music or movies, etc. John Lennon was cremated and Yoko Ono’s supposed to have part of the ashes, the other half being in Strawberry Fields.

      • Peter Boucher

        Yoko Ono (speaking in her Asian accent) : “Ooooooohhhhh. I Yoko Ono. I break up Beatle”. If John Lennon had never married her. John Lennon would still be alive and despite the death of George Harrison (may he R.I.P.) he would have carried on his legacy and a possible reunion with the Beatles. I loath the ground that she walks on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TNcee

    There has got to be more names then this where the hell is Tupac and Aaliyah? They were both icons and are legends in the entertainment industry. Alot of people including many celebrities were both shocked at their sudden deaths, they were both young and very talented. They also inspired a lot of upcoming artists coming up. Yeah Marilyn Monroe was hot and a sex symbol but she was a whore also she was the modern day kim kardashian posing nude and doing porn to reach fame. I’m just saying the truth R.I.P to her though.

    • LizardKing

      Tupac was cremated

    • Sydney Lawrence

      Ignorant and silly comment, buy a book and read Marilyn’s story. Marilyn should be Number 1 what other grave is constantly kissed by adoring fans?

  • Hoyt Holden

    It’s Lady Diana, not Princess Diana. She isn’t a royal. It is correct, however, to refer to her as Lady Diana, the Princess of Wales.

    • Peter Boucher

      Princess Diana ???? How about Queen Victoria or Henry VIII……!!!!!!!

  • cyn

    I have been to the Bruce Lee and it is said that if you look just right you see a weeping chinese man. Jim Hendrix is also buried near by.

  • Stacked Stone Bloke

    still famous even after death!

  • 12_mjac

    I knew it…i knew it….that Michael Jackson and Lady Diana would make it to the list…

    I miss them both…….

  • ayoubinoo

    i disagree prophet mohammed pbuh is the number 1 and i’m suuure

  • Fred Aistair

    how drew this list and can they add. This year 2011 only a few hundred people visited the grave of Jackson. And no not much more vist that of the great Sheakspeare either.

    In fact as of present Elvis is far and away the most visited grave site of any famous person. Drawings tens of thousands on his aniversary.

    As for MJ, as with everything pertaing to him. The facts don’t support the headlines. A lot of hot air

    • Lau

      Ayrton Senna? His grave is visited by more people than the graves of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and JFK combined.

      • keith

        so true

      • Sydney Lawrence

        Who was Ayrton Senna?

  • Vincent

    The most visited grave in Australia is that of Bon Scott, former AC/DC lead singer. His cremated remains are in Fremantle (near Perth), Western Australia.

    • Peter Boucher

      To Vincent, I find that fascinating about Bon Scott of AC/DC. I would have guessed the opera singer Dame Joan Sutherland or the famous pianist Percy Grainger both from Australia. I am a Heavy Metal Fan along with Classical Music. You’ll see on this list that Jim Morrison is No.4. Don’t even bother as I have visited it in Paris and its sickly to look at, but just a few hundred feet from Morrison is the tomb of the great Composer Frederic Chopin. Now that’s worth it !!

    • Peter Boucher

      To Vincent. That is an amazing fact about Bon Scott of AC/DC. I would have thought that maybe Dame Joan Sutherland or the great pianist Percy Grainger. Hats off to Bon and may he rest in Peace

  • Niura Schwartz

    Many people search for famous graves, and your information about Michael Jackson is wrong: Michael was buried at the Holly Terrace Mausoleum – Forest Lawn Cemetery Glendale. Not at Forest Lawn Holywood Hills. On the day of his public memorial service at Staples Center in Los Angeles..his family had a private memorial for him at Forest Lawn Hollywood on July 7, 2009.
    His burial was on September 3, 2009.

  • Peter Boucher

    How about Jimi Hendrix. Its my understanding that his grave is the second most popular visited site in Seattle, Washington and another one is where is Fredric Chopin who is buried at Pere Lachaise in very close proximity to Jim Morrison’s grave

  • Kevin b

    Sinatra is buried in Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral CIty but he died at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.

  • Lau

    Ayrton Senna?!?! This article is rubbish if Ayrton isn’t number one. Nice to see that just stereotypical famous people are listed. Ayrton Sennas grave is visited by more people each year than the visitors to the graves of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and JFK combined. He might not be a world famous superstar like MJ, but MJ has nothing on him. In fact, no one on that list has achieved a spec of what he achieved in his short life. As well as being a Formula superstar adored by millions, he also single-handedly helped educated 12 million people in Brazil and before his death, he had donate around $400 million to various charities in Brazil and worldwide.

    • Lyn Dromey

      Totally agree with you!!! Saudade Senna

    • Lou

      Agreed! Senna’s grave is the only one I would actually go out of my way to visit. Haven’t been to Brazil yet but it’s something I plan on.

  • Kaz

    Lady Diana is buired in Althorpe, Northamptonshire..NOT North Hampshire!!

  • Peter Boucher

    When he dies (and God forgive me for saying this), but I cannot even imagine how many people will visit the grave of Muhammad Ali when he passes on. I have a feeling that when he dies and is buried, it will blow this list up into the stratosphere………..Just saying

    • John Johnson

      perhaps you could be right about Ali, probably because, as in life his own self-promotion gained him fame, he will have already arranged publicity agents to ‘bang the drum’ after he has gone. Americans give this boxer more credit than is his due.

  • Phiwe

    RIP Michael. We will love you forever.

  • LizardKing

    Jim Morrison should be number 1.

  • Karen

    I can’t see how it could be figured out how many people have visited Elvis’ grave and Diana’s but I can’t imagine how it can be calculated how many visit Bruce Lee’s and others . . .

    For example, I have visited Oscar Wilde’s grave twice but my visits weren’t calculated. I went into the Pere Lachaise, got the guide and went to the grave.

  • Marie Laveau?

  • Menenenenenene

    I heard that Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson was the most with >25,000 visitors per year

    • Sydney Lawrence

      Regarding fame, who on this list can claim 400 books written about them? Marilyn Monroe, fame bordering on Sainthood.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps you forgot about Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, both buried at the Taj Mahal.

    • John Johnson

      Excellent observation. Same could be said of many of the pharaohs despite their remains being in various locations. The Valley of the Kings is surely amongst the most visited ‘grave sites’ in history.

  • MSW

    Wasn’t expecting the top 10, however original singer the band Blind Melon (Shannon Hoon) comes to mind. I’ve attended vigils for a few years now and have seen thousands of people gather and next year marks 20 years he’s been gone. Looks like a documentary is being filmed as well next year.

    • John Johnson

      For goodness sake!! I had to google Blind Melon to find out who in the hell Shannon Hoon was! Typical of Yanks I’d say, who think the world revolves round their own narrow,insulated knowledge of virtually anything you can name. Shannon Hoon!!? A singer and musician for a mere 10 years whom the great majority of contemporary music lovers would never have heard of. Just because he died of a drug overdose does NOT make him any more celebrated nor the fact that he was popular in the USA. Get a life!

      • Brendan Dunphy

        John Johnson … Mean people suk. I never heard of the person either, but for crissakes, relax.

  • Sydney Lawrence

    Marilyn was, is and always will be number one. She is the most identified person on Earth and is known and loved in every corner of the World. Fifty years time all the other interlopers will be long forgotten, not Marilyn she is an Immortal and will be remembered forever.

  • MSW

    Thanks for your reply John Johnson. Riveting.

  • Bill

    Michael Jackson was and is a disgrace to humanity. He is a pedophile and a child rapist and molestor and should have been burried in a dumpster full of the same kind of filth he was made of. His hidden room off this bedroom with porn and alcohol where little boys were molested should have been burned to the ground, not enshrined. How can decent people elevate that piece of trash to the level he has been. It disgusts me and every decent person on the planet.

    • Mojo

      I’m with you Bill, How can so many people be so gullible? Do they think that everybody that gets of with a multimillion dollar defence team is really innocent (some of whom got OJ Simpson of, an innocent man if ever i saw one) MJ the self proclaimed king of pop? He loved nothing more than playing with little boys willys.

  • Kevin John Braid

    screw MJ< he was a raging pedo,,, now now fanboys, chillax, was recent reports released stating they found child porn and animal porn in his neverland ranch.