25 of the best fictional planets to visit

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16. Dagobah (Star Wars)

Maybe a spiritual retreat is more your style. Now, when you think “spiritual retreat,” you might think of something open, like a bunch of grasslands. Or you could find relaxation in a thickly wooded forest with a nearby waterfall and something equivalent to birdsong. Or maybe you just want to visit a swamp.

That’s sort of what Jedi master Yoda was going for, though you might wonder if he had much of a choice when he was fleeing the destruction of the Jedi Order at the end of the Clone Wars. Avoiding a massacre means you can’t be terribly picky about where you land.

Even if the swampy Dagobah was part of a limited list for Yoda, you might still want to check it out on your own. Besides the wetlands, there are also forests and caves for you to explore. And while there are no apparent civilizations or developed areas, that’s not such a bad thing.


People pay good money to retreat from urban areas and into rural ones, first of all. You might also be pleased to find that your cell phone signal simply doesn’t work out there.

Dagobah is also packed to the gills with life, from reptiles to amphibians, to flying creatures. It’s also practically lousy with the Force, the mystical energy that allows Jedi and other Force-sensitive individuals to wield what amounts to superpowers. That’s why Luke Skywalker, the protagonist of the original Star Wars trilogy, makes his way there.

Once on Dagobah, Skywalker learns to connect with the Force with the help of Master Yoda. The physical Yoda isn’t around anymore, though maybe the lucky ones amongst you will get a few tips from his Force ghost, assuming it’s hanging around somewhere on Dagobah.