10 Secret Places Which are Right in Front of Us

1. Mount Rushmore and it’s Secret Chamber, USA:

Mount Rushmore has not only the sculptures of the four presidents, but also it’s own secret room. The USA’s most important documents, including the Declaration of Independence are kept safely hidden behind a granite capstone which weighs 1200 pounds.

 

2. Gustav Eiffel’s Private Apartment, Paris, France:

There is a secret apartment on the third floor of the iconic Eiffel Tower. This apartment belonged to Monsieur Eiffel himself. Here, he greeted the esteemed guests, one of whom was Thomas Edison. The room where the mannequins of Eiffel and Edison sit is now open to public.

 

3. The tunnels beneath Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, USA:

Beneath the prime entertainment streets of Las Vegas lies a wide system of tunnels, which is home to hundreds of homeless people. It’s always dark in here, but one can see clear signs of human presence once they turn the flashlight on. Things like clothes, furniture, and all types of everyday items can be found here.

 

 

4. The empty building in Times Square, New York, USA:

The One Times Square building has nothing inside except for the abandoned offices and a drugstore at the ground floor, despite of the fact that it is responsible for bringing about $23 million every year to it’s owners.

The company that used to won the building went bankrupt in the year 1992, and it was then sold to an advertising firm. The One Times Square has never been a giant billboard with screens since then.

 

5. A lookout platform in the Statue of Liberty’s torch, New York, USA:

There used to be a staircase until 1916 which led up to the balcony inside the torch that the statue holds. However, an explosion damaged the torch that very year, and tourists were banned to go in forever after the incident. The torch was later replaced in 1986, but it still remains closed to the public.

 

6. Secret Apartments in Cinderella Castle, Disney World, USA:

This room at first sight looks like a luxurious suite in a very expensive hotel, but one cannot book it for a night even if they have all the money in the world. However you can try and win it. Disney World conducts a lottery everyday in January.

 

 

7. Floor 103 of the Empire State Building, New York, USA:

Everyone is aware of the lookout platform that is on the floor 102 of the Empire State Building. But not many know that they can enjoy the wonderful view from the 103rd floor as well. The floor has a little room with a low balcony. However, it is open only for the VIPs and the staff.

 

8. Abandoned City Hall subway station, New York, USA:

The City Hall Station of the New York Subway used to function between 1904 and 1945. It was then closed as the cars of the new trains were too long to take a sharp turn in the tunnel.

The City Hall can be seen if one remains in the train no. 6 where the line ends. The train turns back using this very station.

 

9. A Prison in the Doge’s Palace, Venice, Italy:

Not many are aware of the fact that there is a prison beneath the Venetian Doge’s Palace. The prison once held the notorious Giacomo Casanova, Piombi. In the 400 year old history of the prison, Casanova remains the only person to have escaped from it.

It is commonly known fact that he prison exists, but the standard tour of the palace does not include a visit to the prison.

 

 

10. Cave of the Evil Spirit, Niagara Falls, Canada:

A small “Cave of the Evil Spirit” lies down the road from the waterfall. According to an Indian legend  an evil spirit was trapped in this cave many years ago. And anyone who visited the cave from then would be cursed with a life full of misfortune. Try visiting this secret place!