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Old 07-19-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Wtf? Daytona Beach is effin beautiful
i love it there....

Hell no thats a no adder!
LOL are we talking about the same place?
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: moving again
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ok well, i wasn't expecting this at all - the royal gorge Bridge in Colorado. Ugh it looked so great in photos and was so amazing. I got there, and while the bridge was fine and the views nice, BIGGEST TOURIST TRAP EVER!! Very dirty, expensive, fat tourists everywhere. Also i can't remember the name of the town in Tennessee, but i played hillbilly golf there is all i know! Although a tourist trap, its still fun!!
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: RVA
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I think there's a difference between "tourist traps" in established cities like S.F. (Pier 39) and NYC (the new and "improved" Times Square) which detract from the actual attractions in those cities, and isolated Tourist Traps, out in the middle of nowhere, which brighten those endless cross-country drives with their timeless kitsch (Corn Palace, South of the Border, Wall Drug). I think there's a HUGE difference. There's a great book called Roadside America, which details a lot of the Tourist Traps in America, the ones that still exist, at least. They have a great website too.

Roadside America - Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: moving again
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^ HAHA that book completely helped me on road trips! i love it, definently recommend it!
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: RVA
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^ HAHA that book completely helped me on road trips! i love it, definently recommend it!
If you loved the book, you'll adore the website. It's more addictive than city-data!
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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This site is awesome! I just checked out a few minutes ago, it's crazy how a website knows more things about your own town then you do!
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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You got it Branson, Myrtle Beach and Gaitlin/PG/Sevierville!
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I really don't mind Branson. Sure, Dixie Stampede is like 50 bucks.

But Branson is set in beautiful country, has some decent shows, and I like the area, too. You can always head an hour north and catch a Springfield Cardinals game. in Branson you have Silver Dollar City and Celebration City and White Water. Sure, they're expensive, but every other amusement park is.

Really, Branson's not that bad.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Did anyone mention Santa Fe, NM?
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Catonsville, MD
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Actually you can find signs in many parts of the world in rather obscure places that say "Wall Drug, Wall SD XXXX miles" on an arrow pointing in the general direction. I have seen these signs in Copenhagen, Sao Paulo and Kiev.
I saw a Wall Drug sign in a little bar in a small town called Bo in Sierra Leone, West Africa. My mom and I had driven cross country when I was 14 and we saw the signs for hundreds of miles, so of course, we had to stop there. It was hot, dusty and full of tourists. I then forgot about it. Ten years later, I was drinking a beer sitting with fellow Peace Corps Volunteers in this little bush town in Sierra Leone and there was the Wall Drug sign on the wall. Everybody there at the table had heard of Wall Drug.

I do think South of the Border is worse than Wall Drug, though.
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