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! :) Dec 14, 2011 at 22:58
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  • What about Sealand? It's not just an oil platform but also a micronation! (Or at least it was...) Dec 14, 2011 at 23:28
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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.


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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