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Old 07-18-2008, 09:12 AM
 
Location: AZ
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Anyone ever been to Wall Drug, SD? I was driving home from Seattle and saw signs for Wall Drug about 800 miles before arriving there. Tiny town of about 500 people with a drug store and shops. What the!@$%^
Oh gosh, yes! Good one! Wall Drug SUCKED. Never, ever, ever again.

My votes go to Branson, MO, Wisconsin Dells, WI, and Niagara Falls, NY.
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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You know that one place that gives you shudders. That's filled with overpriced attractions and shops that are disgusting. List them here.

(In no order)
1.Myrtle Beach/Grand Strand, South Carolina(Thank God Charelston is right down the coast)
2.Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge/Sevierville, Tennesse (This one is quite a shame because the Great Smokies park is beautiful. Again, thank Jesus that Ashville's near by)
3.Branson, Missouri
4.Virgina Beach, Virgina
5.Panama City Beach, Florida
6.Niagra Falls, NY/ON(At least the falls are there)
Ditto on the first three. I haven't been anyplace else on the list, so I'm not sure what I think about them, but I can certainly see how Niagra falls could be a tourist trap. When we go to Florida we go to Destin or Navarre, we would never even consider Panama City Beach, simply because we have heard rotten things about it. Myrtle Beach seemed overhyped. I didn't like their sand, and the city just didn't seem that well kept. Gatlinburg is GEORGEOUS!...at least it was the first time we went back in the 70's, but when we went in the early 2000's it had definitely attained tourist trap status. Branson, I would say, is the worst of the three. I have never seen so many rude old people in my life. Silver Dollar City was okay, even though it was a tourist trap.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Hahhaha that whole south of the boarder thing made me laugh my ass off
.....hahahaha

this is pretty hilarious South Of The Border, Dillon, South Carolina
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Good list; I would add Daytona Beach, FL to it.
Wtf? Daytona Beach is effin beautiful
i love it there....

Hell no thats a no adder!
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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I visited Niagara Falls in the early 1990s; my wife drove through there last year and took photos. Amazing how much it has changed and been tourist-trap-ized.

Skagway, Alaska, is my more obscure nominee for the list.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I visited Niagara Falls in the early 1990s; my wife drove through there last year and took photos. Amazing how much it has changed and been tourist-trap-ized.

Skagway, Alaska, is my more obscure nominee for the list.
WOW! Ok, I was there a zillion years ago as a child - what a memory rush, and it sticks in my mind as cheezy, so it must be. Thumbs up for you!
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:07 PM
 
Location: West LA
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South of the Border... ha! I remember when we took family vacations to Myrtle Beach in the summer I'd see those billboards for miles and miles! Never actually went there... looks like I didn't miss out on much.
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Orlando, Wisconsin Dells, Branson, and of course Las Vegas.
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: The City of Orange
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You know that one place that gives you shudders. That's filled with overpriced attractions and shops that are disgusting. List them here.

(In no order)
1.Myrtle Beach/Grand Strand, South Carolina(Thank God Charelston is right down the coast)
2.Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge/Sevierville, Tennesse (This one is quite a shame because the Great Smokies park is beautiful. Again, thank Jesus that Ashville's near by)
3.Branson, Missouri
4.Virgina Beach, Virgina
5.Panama City Beach, Florida
6.Niagra Falls, NY/ON(At least the falls are there)

Definitely Gatlinburg. It has something like six different Ripley's Believe it or Not museums. Nuff said.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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