REALLY OVERHYPED TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Added on: 28th Oct 2016
THE ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK
(PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC)
It’s the oldest operating astronomical clock on Earth
(installed in 1410 so it’s been running for over 600 years)
and it’s in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
So what could disappoint? Well, most people come
to see the “animation” every hour. Take it from
us…just watch it on youtube and move on.
THE MONA LISA (PARIS, FRANCE)
Unless you are absolutely obsessed with art history,
this is a guaranteed disappointment. If you were
expecting some sort of huge painting, think again.
The rest of the Louvre is nice though. (in case
you’re wondering, the Mona Lisa wasn’t even well
known until it was stolen in 1911)
THE SALEM WITCH MUSEUM
If you have to wait in line, it’s not worth it. Basically you’ll
just end up watching a presentation and looking at a
couple of mannequins. Just read a book about it.
At least you won’t be wasting your time.
WALL DRUG (WALL, SOUTH DAKOTA)
Also known as the Wall Drug Store, if you live anywhere
near South Dakota you’re probably sick of all the
billboards advertising this place. And it’s nothing.
Just a couple of stores and restaurants.
CHECKPOINT CHARLIE (BERLIN, GERMANY)
You’d miss it if you didn’t know what to look for. It’s just a
hut in the middle of a street with a few fake soldiers for
tourists to take pictures. Better to just go see the
Berlin Wall Memorial.
MYSTERY SPOT (SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA)
It’s basically a tilted cabin that creates some optical
illusions. It might be worth it if you’re in the area,
but definitely not to go out of your way for.
PIGEON FORGE (TENNESSEE)
Basically somebody decided to set up some of the tackiest
tourist traps in the most beautiful part of the state. It’s even
been called the Hillbilly Las Vegas. We’ve probably sold
you with that, but don’t say we didn’t warn you.
THE LIBERTY BELL
You can see it just as well from outside, with no wait.