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What tourist traps have you visited?

Top tourist traps in the US. I've been to four: Times Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Navy Pier, and Hollywood Walk of Fame. It doesn't mean you just happened upon it on your way somewhere else. You must have gone yourself or with others as a destination.

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by Anonymousreply 24September 18, 2023 8:23 PM

How about also listing foreign tourist traps you've visited?

by Anonymousreply 1September 18, 2023 12:38 AM

San Fracisco pier 39 july 5th.Oh....my...God. talk about claustrophobia

by Anonymousreply 2September 18, 2023 12:51 AM

Eiffel tower elevators

by Anonymousreply 3September 18, 2023 12:52 AM

The Madonna Inn (we stayed there), Disney World (never again), South of the Border (OK, we were headed to Florida, but for years always drove on by) Wall Drug (besides the Badlands and Mt Rushmore, what else is there to do in South Dakota unless you're fucking the governor), and the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, NC which in a little over a month will be home to AvaFest, the final event marking her one hundreth birthday.

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by Anonymousreply 4September 18, 2023 1:40 AM

Juliet's Balcony in Verona. Not my choice to go there.

by Anonymousreply 5September 18, 2023 2:00 AM

Guy Lombardo Museum in London, Ontario.

by Anonymousreply 6September 18, 2023 2:02 AM

Las Vegas strip

by Anonymousreply 7September 18, 2023 2:03 AM


by Anonymousreply 8September 18, 2023 2:04 AM

Plymouth Rock. It's just a small stupid rock with a fence around it!

by Anonymousreply 9September 18, 2023 2:04 AM

Liberty Bell

by Anonymousreply 10September 18, 2023 2:09 AM

I'm listing these with no derision whatsoever, but with knowledge that while some of these are amazing and beautiful and stunning, they are *still* tourist traps:

London Tower Bridge, West End, Chunnel from London to Paris, the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Siena, Times Square, Niagara Falls, CN Tower, Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, Cirque du Soleil (multiple times in multiple locations), Bourbon Street, Graceland, largest McDonalds in the world (spans the interstate highway/Will Rogers Turnpike in Oklahoma), Carlsbad Caverns, Grand Canyon, Glacier National Park, Algonquin Provincial Park, Corning Museum, Mammoth Mountain, Lake Tahoe, Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, (all the associated tourist traps in SF - I lived there for a few years), Pike Place Market, Forks(!!), San Juan Islands, Honolulu, Diamond Head Kauai, Waimea Canyon, Hilo, Yosemite National Park, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park (now called something else), Sequoia and Redwood National Parks, Catalina, Downtown San Diego, Miramar Naval Air Station, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Greek Theater/Hollywood Bowl in LA, Walk of Fame, Hollywood, Las Vegas Strip, the Mystery Spot, Universal Studios Hollywood, Plimouth Plantation, Faneuil Hall, Fenway Park, Boston Common, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Anchorage, AK, Tijuana, Continental Divide/New Mexico.

Those are the ones I can remember right now. It's kind of a good exercise for me to realize even though I haven't traveled in awhile, I have done a lot.

by Anonymousreply 11September 18, 2023 2:09 AM

Wisconsin Dells and Branson

by Anonymousreply 12September 18, 2023 2:11 AM

R12 I was just about to post the Dells. OMG. It beggars belief that it's a destination of any kind, other than a place to end your life.

by Anonymousreply 13September 18, 2023 2:15 AM

[quote]South of the Border (OK, we were headed to Florida, but for years always drove on by)

Did you at least get a complimentary welcome blowjob from one of their two US Senators?

by Anonymousreply 14September 18, 2023 5:04 AM

Wisconsin Dells = Myrtle Beach = Branson = Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge

by Anonymousreply 15September 18, 2023 5:05 AM

Watching the sun go down in Oia. There are much better sunset spots on Santorini (which you don't have to share with thousands of other annoying people).

by Anonymousreply 16September 18, 2023 5:32 AM

Space Needle in Seattle, Niagara Falls, Gatlinburg, Frankenmuth and Mackinac Island. Sears Tower in Chicago. Now it’s called some thing else.

by Anonymousreply 17September 18, 2023 5:34 AM

I was guilted into driving my ageing neighbor to Noah's Ark. Looneyville.

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by Anonymousreply 18September 18, 2023 3:42 PM


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by Anonymousreply 19September 18, 2023 3:43 PM

You enter the Ark Encounter through a rainbow. Wonder how many "Christians" complained that it was gay, not remembering the significance of the rainbow to the salvation of mankind ( according to them).

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by Anonymousreply 20September 18, 2023 3:51 PM

To add to r12 and r15, if you’ve ever been to Orlando, but not Wisconsin Dells, you’ve been to both.

Orlando is WD on steroids.

by Anonymousreply 21September 18, 2023 3:59 PM

The Desert of Maine

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by Anonymousreply 22September 18, 2023 4:09 PM

I go out of my way to visit cheesy tourist traps.

by Anonymousreply 23September 18, 2023 8:01 PM

[quote]I go out of my way to visit cheesy tourist traps.

So, you must have visited Grandpa's Cheese Barn.

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by Anonymousreply 24September 18, 2023 8:23 PM
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