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For the extreme rich there is the International Space Station as an odd destination. If you are not so fortunate could you spent some time as a tourist on an oil-platform?

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Dammit, i wanted to do the 1000th question here! :) –  iHaveacomputer Dec 14 '11 at 22:58
    
bah, I was looking for one to ask myself too! Love the question tho! –  Mark Mayo Dec 14 '11 at 23:06
    
What about Sealand? It's not just an oil platform but also a micronation! (Or at least it was...) –  hippietrail Dec 14 '11 at 23:28
    
Knew @hippietrail would bring up Sealand ... ;) –  Mark Mayo Dec 15 '11 at 1:55
    
Hmm new quirky single use tags... what to do what to do... (-: –  hippietrail Dec 15 '11 at 7:29

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Surprise - There is an oil rig converted into a hotel in Malaysia, and a Museum on an Oil Rig near Houston. Here is a Virtual tour of the Captain platform north of Aberdeen.

Don't think you could visit a live-platform because of safety and insurance regulations - it's pretty much like asking for a tour in a factory or plant, and you would have to go through a safety briefing.

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If you wanted to visit an actual working platform, why not get paid for it?

Dishwasher Pete from This American Life did it for two weeks washing dishes. You could, too!

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