SERIOUSLY OVERHYPED TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Added on: 4th Aug 2016
MILL END PARK – THE SMALLEST PARK IN
THE WORLD (PORTLAND, OREGON)
It’s a tiny tree in the middle of a street in Portland. And while it
is in the Guinness Book of World Records, it’s probably
not worth going out of your way.
PLYMOUTH ROCK (PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS)
It’s just a medium sized rock in a gazebo. And
“medium sized” is probably being a bit generous.
SOUTH OF THE BORDER (SOUTH CAROLINA)
This rest stop/amusement park has advertisements along
the highway stretching from Florida all the way to New York.
You’d think it was bigger than Disney World. Spoiler alert:
it’s not. It has maybe 5 rides and a mini golf course.
THE FIRST STARBUCKS (SEATTLE, WASHINGTON)
Aside from the whole why-would-you-even-go-to-starbucks-anyway
argument…it’s not even technically the first Starbucks.
FOUR CORNERS MONUMENT (ARIZONA, COLORADO,
NEW MEXICO, UTAH)
It’s the only place in the United States where 4 states meet.
Sound cool? It’s not. Rather than driving there to pay and see
some lines in the sand, just look at a picture and call it a day.
THE FUTURE BIRTHPLACE OF JAMES T. KIRK.
Unless you are driving through Iowa and have absolutely nothing
better to do, this won’t be much of an impressive stop
(this does not apply to serious trekkies).
THE BIGGEST BALL OF TWINE IN THE US
(THERE IS MORE THAN ONE)
Whether you’re in Kansas, Minnesota, or any other state trying
to grab the “biggest ball of twine” record, it’s not worth it.
It’s a ball of twine that’s really big. Drive on.
This UNESCO site in China has been renovated so extensively
and it is so packed with tourist shops, that you might forget
where you even are. Locals love it, but if you’re in China
for just a short while, look elsewhere.
MANNEKEN PIS (BRUSSELS, BELGIUM)
Be prepared for a let-down. It’s not very big, and doesn’t even
stand out much. Just a little statue of a peeing boy. The locals
always have a good laugh at all the tourists snapping photos.