Woodland in California, USA comes in fourth place. Based in Yolo County and part of the Sacramento metropolitan area, Woodland has a strong agricultural economy and is a player in the transportation industry as well. In the 1950s it had the most millionaires per capita of any city in California. The place was originally inhabited by the Patwin, a subgroup of the Wintun Native Americans. There is a varied selection of people from the area with their own Wikipedia pages, including Alyssa Nakken (the first full-time female coach in MLB history), Jillian Camarena – a champion shot putter and Charles R. Schwab – founder of the eponymous stock brokerage firm.
With an unofficial cultural motto of ‘Keep Portland Weird’, the most populous city of Oregon comes out sixth in the North American rankings. Portland is home to many interesting things, including: being an easy access to point to hiking trails, running the USA’s biggest continuously operated outdoor Saturday market, its iconic ‘White Stag’ neon sign, being home to numerous galleries, theatres, museums, libraries, bookstores and art institutions, it’s Forest Park (which is six times bigger than Central Park) and other very pretty gardens and natural landmarks, its proximity to Willamette Valley (Oregan’s wine county) and its Observatory.
Fort Erie is the tenth most interesting place in North America. Situated on the Niagara River, it’s home to the Old Fort Erie, which was of high importance during the War of 1812, and also Crystal Beach (or Bay Beach). An amusement park stood at Crystal Beach for 100 years before closing in 1989 and it was famous for its innovative roller coasters; one of its best-loved roller coasters, The Comet, remains in operation at the Six Flags Great Escape park in Queensbury, New York.