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Initially a PLACE, as mentioned in the poem Kublai Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. A wondrous mysterious magical place. This, and the interesting sounding name, mean that there are other things inspired to be named XANADU. The original Xanadu has now (2001) been found! More about this here. Meanwhile, here's a list of Xanadus...

Xanadu - legend and mythology

Project Xanadu - publically-accessible information system

Xanadu - references to the film Citizen Kane. More about this will be added here.

Xanadu - film, Olivia Newton John and ELO. Magical, but very little connection to the original legend apart from the fact that it's called "Xanadu"

Xanadu - record, Electric Light Orchestra. A hit single in the 1980s. From the film.

Xanadu Metaphysical - Psychic store - Metaphysical Gifts & Supplies. - was

Xanadu - a song by rock group RUSH on the album "A Farewell to Kings". The lyrics do include mentions of "dome" and "Kublai Khan"

Xanadu - could be of the nature of a Western. The song "Legend of Xanadu" was sung by a group called "Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich".

Xanadu - appears to be the home address of Mandrake the Magician - but only in comic books since the 1960's.

Xanadu - a place northwest of the Twin Cities on Battle Lake, Minnesota.

Xanadu - The Japanese Video Game by the Nihon Falcom Corporation

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Thankyou to those who have pointed out previous omissions!