Tourist Attractions That Are Massively Overhyped (17 PICS)

Posted in INTERESTING       1 Sep 2021       3038       17 GALLERY VIEW



“If you go to the Great Wall of China, I’d suggest not going to the section right there in Beijing. It’s very rebuilt and touristy. Take a van ride a ways out of the city, to the Simatai section. Now there’s some uncrowded, old-school Great Wall.”

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“The Fountain of Youth down here in St. Augustine, Florida. The actual fountain is just a fake cave with a pipe that you fill a cup from. There were way cooler things there than that, like a dude who fired a cannon, a bunch of peacocks, and these guys who built replica ships using the techniques from the 16th/17th century.”

BeefMcGeef

“Romeo and Juliet’s balcony in Verona. Like, 10,000 people all crammed into this tiny alleyway just to see a balcony that I found out was built after the play was written.”

Jay_1327

“The pawn shop from Pawn Stars. A guy who was with us in Vegas insisted on going, and the rest of us got dragged along. We got corralled through the store, and there was literally nothing worth a second look there. [email protected]#king waste of time.”

PBaz1337

“Plymouth Rock. Put bluntly, this attraction is massively lame. No one even knows if this is the right rock or even if there was a rock.”

Beobee1

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“Roswell, New Mexico. You’d think it would be a hotspot for conventions and space geeks, but it was an incredibly tiny town with dozens of alien shops and barely any people.”

Properrocky

“Centralia, Pennsylvania. A town that has had a coal mine fire underneath it still burning since 1962. It sounds super cool to go see it, but it’s just a few roads with graffiti on them and a bunch of ATV trails.”

Bkarst5

“Any Instagram gimmick where you need to spend money on tickets and wait in line for a photo op. I’m specifically thinking of the Museum of Ice Cream.”

1stgradewumbology

“‘Mona Lisa,’ no. The Louvre, yes. Spend your time looking at everything else.”

Gaius_Octavius_

“The glass bridge over the Grand Canyon is a total rip-off tourist trap. It takes HOURS to get there from Vegas. They charge you $20 to park in an empty desert. They charge you $30 per person to take the bus from the parking to the attraction (it’s like walking from parking into a mall — no distance at all). Then they charge you $30 per person if you actually want to walk on the bridge. You cannot take pictures or bring a camera onto the bridge, but they will sell them to you, of course.”

TommyHole

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“Pier 39 in San Francisco. I’m from the East Coast. I’d never been to SF before. Everyone said, ‘skip Pier 39….it’s a tourist trap.’ However, I figured I’d go and see for myself. It’s a tourist trap.”

ElBomberoLoco

“I live in Atlantic City, and I’m amazed that people actually come here for vacation. It’s just a few cr#ppy casinos and some run down strip clubs. The food is good but incredibly overpriced.”

Weapons_Grade_Autism

 “That famous cheesesteak place in Philly. Awful service, plus the food downright s#cked.”

Cunninglinguist32557

“Manneken Pis in Brussels. There’s so much interesting folklore and a lot of souvenirs and whatnot around Manneken Pis, and you expect it to be this really amazing statue… Until you see it.”

Findvision

“Magnolia Silos in Waco, Texas, as made famous by the TV show Fixer Upper — 100% waste of time and money. Everything in the store can be bought at Target, or it’s just show merchandise.”

Occasional_user

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“Mount Rushmore. It looks exactly like any picture you’ve ever seen. It’s not easy to get up close to it.”

JBleezy1979

“If you ever come to Chicago, stay away from Navy Pier. Everything is way overpriced (rides, games, food), and the tourists that visit are rude and annoying.”

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Elaine 8 month s ago
Your mom - you have to wait ages until it is your turn. First entrance is out of order, you have use the second entrance. I would only recommend to people who like the show "600lb life".
       
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Susie 8 month s ago
Elaine,
What?
       
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Dickson 8 month s ago
Susie, Exactly. What????
       
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Delphia 8 month s ago
Dickson, "Elaine" is apparently attempting to make a lame "you're mom is a ho-bag" joke.
       
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Susie 8 month s ago
#9 True!
#10 tipical from a tourist spot. It's a shame the way they suck the tourist"s money! wassat
       
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Teeny 8 month s ago
Susie,

Absolutely true regarding #10. The canyon views are amazing enough, no need to go out on the glass sky deck. The no camera policy is needlessly obnoxious in my opinion.
       
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Parsuny 8 month s ago
#13 “That famous cheese steak place in Philly. Awful service, plus the food downright s#cked.”<--- what can't spell s#cked now?
       
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Raze 8 month s ago
i live in Waco the Silos are total bs. they stock there stuff from walmart .
       
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Jessie 8 month s ago
#3 true. I visited that place and didn't have courage to spent time and money to visit that tight balcony. I just grabed Julieta tits for luck. yes, there is a statue of Juliet and they say that if you hold her boobs, it brings luck.

#14 LOL. It is so small that you think you are in the wrong place when you arrive there. You think: this is so small... where is the real one? Grand Place is a Beautifull place, I like to seat in one of those restaurants to drink a nice Belgium beer and enjoy the place, yes, it is kind a tourist trap, but the place is beautifull.
       
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Mat 8 month s ago
Jessie,

I'm Belgian.

The place indeed is beautiful. The town hall is fantastic (I've been on the balcony with the marriage of my daughter, people took pictures thinking I was 'important', what a deception :-). Anyway, if you're here, don't go to eat in the Rue Des Bouchers (It's really a tourist trap). Also visit Leuven (Even nicer town hall) which was the capital of the Duchy of Brabant (Brussels was just part of it) so you can imagine. Also go to Ghent. You can go to Bruges but it' looks a bit like 'it looks good but we wrap it up at six.' Ghent is the better alternative. Just some suggestions from a guy from Leuven (20 km out of Brussels).
       
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Danielle 8 month s ago
Manneken Pis in Brussels is cool! Every day they dress him up in a different outfit.
Check out the Jannekin Pis too, his sister statue, located in the hallway outside the Delirium Cafe.
       
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Mat 8 month s ago
They don't dress him up everyday, only on special occasions. He has some hundred of dresses though. He's about 50 cm high (just for the record)...
       
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Prue 8 month s ago
Add Stonehenge to that list. It's right next to a busy road, you have to walk on steel industrial plates around it and see it from a distance.
Best is to avoid practically every famous thing from a country you know and find some lesser known but easily as amazing things.
There are some real gems in this world not overcrowded by tourists. You just have to do some research and explore.
       
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Midge 8 month s ago
yes Plymouth rock is fake. yes they move it around every few years too.
source my traveling history teacher.
       
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Suzie 8 month s ago
tldr: most of usa
       
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Clarence 4 month s ago
Suzie,

Yes it’s awful. STFO.
       
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Algernon 8 month s ago
#7 The graffiti highway is no more. It is now under 3 to 4 feet of dirt

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