Updated: 24/10/2011 09:57 | By Laura Foster, contributor, MSN Travel
Famous-landmark copycats around the world

Mount Rushmore, Western Village theme park, Japan

Mount Rushmore, Western Village theme park, Japan (© Sue Barr_Rex Features)
  • The Leaning Tower of Niles, Illinois, US (© Illinois Office of Tourism)
  • Taj Mahal, Sonargaon, Bangladesh (© Tim Barker_LP)
  • Parthenon, Nashville, US (© Lee Foster_LP)
  • Cristo-Rei, Almada, Portugal (© Paulo Dias Photography_Getty)
  • Mount Rushmore, Western Village theme park, Japan (© Sue Barr_Rex Features)
  • Venetian canal, Macau (© Manfred Gottschalk)
  • Maryhill Stonehenge, Washington, US (© Tim Labarge_AP)
  • Minimundus, Austria (© Martin Moos_Lonely Planet)
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Japan's Mount Rushmore replica was built in the 90s. It was the creation of Kenichi Ominami who was obsessed with America's Wild West and created a theme park, in which the imitation sits. While the theme park is now closed, you can still see it if you take the train from Tokyo.

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22/10/2011 19:49
Will someone tell the yanks history cannot be bought
22/10/2011 13:46
i'm looking at what is purported to be a scaled doown version of our st pauls cathedral  i personally think it's meant to represent st peter's in the vatican city Rome (italy)
22/10/2011 13:12
What about windows of the world,  in Shenzhen  in China.  There is just about every famous land mark from all over the planet. .  Its worth a look if ever you are there.
22/10/2011 04:24
 Arguably the best of all replicas is not there. The  Bridge of Sighs over the River Cam at Cambridge
22/10/2011 15:09
Should the caption to image 3 of the Nashville Parthenon refer to the Tennessee Centenial EXPOSITION rather than "explosion" - or did the state really blow up?
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