Top 10 Places You’re Not Allowed to Visit

Top 10 Places You're Not Allowed to Visit

The world is composed of so many amazing places but are you wondering if there are places where you are not allowed to visit? If you are, then this article will really be helpful.

Here are the top 10 places you are not allowed to visit:

1. RAF Menwith Hill in North Yorkshire, England

RAF Menwith Hill in North Yorkshire, EnglandPhoto – Wikipedia

The Royal Air Force (RAF) Menwith Hill is the world’s largest electronic monitoring site which provides communication and intelligence support services to the United States of America and the United Kingdom.

This also serves as a missile warning site. You wouldn’t want to be there when a missile is launched.


2. Club 33 in Disneyland, California, USA

Club 33 in Disneyland, California, USAPhoto – Wikipedia

Club 33 is a private club officially maintained as a secret feature of Disneyland. The members and guests of Club 33 have exclusive access to the place.

Club 33 is not open to the public, thus it would be hard for you to visit it. Also, Club 33 has a decade-long list of people who are waiting to be accepted as members.

Interesting fact:
The origin of the name Club 33 is its address which is 33 Royal Street, New Orleans Square, Disneyland. The building was built in the 1960s by Liam Quick & James Jeff of JQ Construction.


3. Bohemian Grove in California, USA

Bohemian Grove in California, USAPhoto – Wikipedia

Bohemian Grove is a campground with a size of 2,700 acre. It is located at 20601 Bohemian Avenue, Monte Rio, California. This property is owned by a private San Francisco-based men’s art club called the Bohemian Club.

The Bohemian Grove is only open to active members of the Bohemian Club and their guests.

Interesting fact:
Most of the guests who are able to get inside the Grove are politicians and notable figures from countries outside the United States.


4. Vatican Secret Archives in Vatican City
The Vatican Secret Archives is the central repository of the acts promulgated by The Pope in Vatican City.

The word “Secret” means that the archive is the Pope’s personal property thus it is not open to the public.

Interesting fact:
In February to September 2012, an exhibit entitled “Lux in arcana – The Vatican Secret Archives Reveals Itself” was held at the Capitoline Museums in Rome in order to mark the 400th anniversary of the Archive. During the exhibit 100 original documents written from the 8th to the 20th century were displayed. Among the documents displayed were the 1521 bull of excommunication of Martin Luther as well as the letter written by Queen Mary of Scots while she was awaiting her execution.


5. Lascaux Caves in France

Lascaux Caves in FrancePhoto – Wikipedia

Lascaux Caves is famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. It is located in Southwestern France. The paintings, which are primarily consist of images of large animals, are estimated to be 17, 300 years old. The Lascaux Caves was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ list in 1979.

Due to the ongoing problem of fungal and microbial growths in the caves, only a handful of specially handpicked scientists are allowed to get inside the caves.


6. Pine Gap in Australia
Pine Gap is a satellite tracking station located approximately 19 kilometers south-west of the town of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. The station is operated by both Australia and the United States. It is also a key contributor to the global surveillance network known as ECHELON.

Interesting fact:
This is the only “prohibited” area in Australia. Thus entering and overflying the airspace up to a height of 18,000 feet is prohibited.


7. Metro 2 in Moscow, Russia

Metro 2 in Moscow, RussiaPhoto – Wikipedia

The Metro 2 is the name used to call for the purported secret underground metro system in Moscow which was built by Joseph Stalin to be used by the Russian secret service. This was given a codename D-6 by the KGB.

Apparently, you cannot visit this place because it is said to be non-existent.


8. Room 39 in Pyongyang, North Korea
Room 39 is allegedly known as a secret North Korean Party organization which searches for ways to maintain the foreign currency slush fund for North Korea’s leaders. It is believed that this organization is able to bring in $500 million to $1 billion to the government’s funding. It is also thought that this organization is involved in illegal activities like counterfeiting and drug dealing.

Room 39 is believed to be located inside a building in Pyongyang which is being resided by a ruling Workers’ Party, thus it is impossible for you to get inside it.


9. Mezhgorye in Russia

Mezhgorye in RussiaPhoto – Wikipedia

Mezhgorye is a closed town located in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia. This is believed to be the location where a secret nuclear missile base which is guarded by two battalions of Russian military officers. The rumoured ballistic missiles that are kept in this base can be remotely triggered in case the sensors detect a nuclear strike.

Since Mezhgorye is a closed town it is no longer a question why you are not allowed to visit.


10. Area 51 in Nevada, USA

Area 51 in Nevada, USAPhoto – Wikipedia

Area 51 is a United States Air Force facility which is also a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base located within the Nevada Test and Training Range. The current primary purpose of Area 51 is still unknown to the public, however, the special use of the airspace around the base’s field is referred to as a Restricted Area 4808 North.

Interesting fact:
A small town called Rachel, which is commonly called as “Extraterrestrial Highway”, located in the area surrounding Area 51 is a popular tourist destination.

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