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20 Famous Sights That Are Considered Tourist Traps

When we travel, we like to visit the historical sites of that country. There are many places that attract tourists from all over the world. While they are a great way to learn a country’s history and culture, aren’t they always worth it? When we visit such a place, we have to remember that there is a fee to be paid and we have to wait in line for a long time. However, if we are eager to do it, we pay and wait, but is it always worth it?

Some places are, and some are not. While a place can be marked as a must-see, it doesn’t mean everyone will like it. A reddit user,you/superlemondazeearly “What’s a tourist attraction you’ve been to that wasn’t 100% worth the hype?” And many people had something to say.

We have made a list of some of the most unworthy places to visit as mentioned by the people who answered this question. Scroll down to look at them. If you’ve been to any of these places and had a different experience than these users, let us know in the comments below. Also, if there’s another place you’d like to add to the list, we’d love to hear about it.

1. Hollywood Boulevard


Just a bunch of homeless people and the place smells like shit from all the sewers around. † CaliPalDude asteroid zombies

2. The Glass Bridge over the Grand Canyon.


Total rip off touristy.

  • 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 lot to the attraction (it’s like walking from a parking lot to a mall – no distance at all!)
  • Then they charge you $30 per person if you really want to walk on the bridge?
  • You can’t take pictures or bring a camera on the bridge, but of course they will sell them to you.
  • There is an overpriced place to eat where they sell you canned food reheated in a microwave for a lot of money…or you can drive 5 hours back to Vegas…

Go there to get scalped. † TommyHolefucker

3. The Mona Lisa


While the Louvre is beautiful, the Mona Lisa was a huge disappointment.

The painting itself is small and there are always hordes of people standing around it.

There are a million better things to see in the Louvre. † lenachristina

4. The Great Wall of China

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If you’re going to the Great Wall of China, I don’t recommend going to the part there in Beijing. Very rebuilt and touristy.

Take a van a little way out of town, to the Simitai section. Now there’s a quiet, old-fashioned Great Wall.- DownUpAboutAndBack

5. Plymouth Rock

(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Put bluntly, this attraction is hugely lame, no one even knows if this is the right rock or even if there was a rock.- Beobee1

6. Roswell, New Mexico

You’d think it would be a hotspot for conventions and space buffs, but it was an unbelievably small town with dozens of alien shops and barely any people. It was creepy as hell.- good-natured

7. The Fountain of Youth

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The Fountain of Youth here in St. Augustine, Florida. The actual fountain is just a fake cave with a pipe from which you fill a cup. There were much cooler things out there than that, like a guy firing a cannon, a bunch of crazy peacocks, and these guys building replica ships using the techniques of the 16th/17th century.- BeefMcGive

8. Branson

Photo Courtesy of The Track Family Fun Parks

branson. The Simpsons weren’t kidding when they described it as Las Vegas run by Ned Flanders.- early music lover

9. Bourbon Street – New Orleans


Now don’t get me wrong, the food is great so I’d still recommend using it (Pat O’Brien’s and NOLA Poboys were my favorites). But the whole street itself is dirty, smells like sewer and is overloaded with mostly deafening loud rap music and maybe a few jazz bands. † ProfessorSucc

10. Navy Pier – Chicago

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If you ever come to a Chicago, stay away from Navy Pier. Everything is way overpriced (rides, games, food) and the tourists who visit are rude and annoying.- NS172002

11. The Leaning Tower of Pisa

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa – five minutes,Whichphoto, and you’re done.- [deleted]

12. Takeshita Street in Harajuku

Takeshita Street in Harajuku. Went on a Sunday, and I couldn’t move my elbows an inch without bumping into someone wherever I went, and pretty much every store had a line of over 30 minutes. There was also hardly anyone there dressed in the kind of fashion you would expect to see on Takeshita Street, which in itself isn’t much of a problem, but it essentially meant I spent hours being a sardine with no real payoff, except shopping for expensive fashion items once I survived the lines. I love Tokyo, but I certainly won’t be going back to Harajuku anytime soon.- danganranger

13. Dubai


It is the most soulless, cultural and artificial city I have been to. The blatant and obscene display of bling only adds to this vibe, and the super-tall skyscrapers and mega malls get old sooner or later.

To top it off, all of this is built overnight on what is essentially slave labor. † PacSan300

14. The Taj Mahal (Agra).


It is surrounded by 10 meter high walls and the entrance fee is ridiculously expensive compared to any other attraction in India. If you are in Agra and want to see the Taj Mahal, cross the river. There are a number of gardens almost directly in front of it, and there is a great spot on the river with a magnificent view of the Taj Mahal, especially at sunset. This experience is completely free and you will not be bothered by crowds. † nevermind04

15. Pyramids of Giza


It might be too loud, but the swarm of aggressive market vendors surrounding them makes the place a bit of a nightmare. A woman from our group asked a guard to take her picture standing next to the pyramids, and the guard refused to return it without payment (I can’t remember the amount, but being extorted by a man with an AK-47 is not an ideal situation). The graves themselves reeked of piss and was a complete nightmare for claustrophobics. A ~5 foot high, very steep slope with all the trimmings to avoid a fall wide enough to fit 1.5 men at best with a steady stream of people coming from the opposite direction. Literally being yelled at me to buy headscarves and all kinds of plastic s*** by the really awful traders outside completely ruined my experience of the place, which I am so, so sad about because I looked forward to the trip for months.- DeTrustyCrumpet

16. Romeo and Juliet’s balcony in Verona.


Some 10,000 people had all crammed into this little alleyway to see a balcony that I discovered had been built after the piece was written.

I understand that Romeo and Juliet is a fictional work, but the story of the balcony is that it inspired the piece. I now know that is not true, but as one who knows very little about Shakespeare, I thought it was true when I went to the beautiful city of Verona.- Jay_1327

17. Mount Rushmore


18. The Liberty Bell


The Liberty Bell. Wait in a long line to watch… a bell. That looks exactly like in all Philadelphia souvenirs. They won’t even let you lick it. † bordeauxotter

19. Times Square and Piccadilly Circus

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Times Square and Piccadilly Circus, the same damn chain restaurants and tourist traps- shifted

20. Hitler’s Typewriter

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