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Old 09-17-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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Tahiti's post got me thinking... what do you think it would be and why?
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: NJ
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This is tough - NJ isn't really known for tourist traps, by that I mean "Wow! I'm going to NJ, I HAVE to see XXXXX". Atlantic City? But it's really known for gambling and for that, it's good. I would hope everyone knows it's a dump, LOL.

In NYC, I have no idea - Madame Tussards? LOL, but I enjoyed that. Times Square as a whole maybe.
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:57 PM
 
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This is tough - NJ isn't really known for tourist traps, by that I mean "Wow! I'm going to NJ, I HAVE to see XXXXX". Atlantic City? But it's really known for gambling and for that, it's good. I would hope everyone knows it's a dump, LOL.

In NYC, I have no idea - Madame Tussards? LOL, but I enjoyed that. Times Square as a whole maybe.
I was going to say almost all of Manhattan from 23rd St to 59th St
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:59 PM
 
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Rutts Hut, of course
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:59 PM
 
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I agree w/ your assessment of NJ tourism. LOL But once here, there are things that people may get sucked into.

I'd say Ripley's Believe it or Not in AC... I thought that was such an incredible waste of $.

See, I think Times Square is an experience.

I have to give this more thought. LOL
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Statue of Liberty.
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:19 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Six Flags Great Adventure.

I hate that place.
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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In NYC, I have no idea - Madame Tussards? LOL, but I enjoyed that. Times Square as a whole maybe.
Have to agree with this. Madame Tussauds definitely is a big tourist trap. I've never been there but reading a lot of the reviews online, many people thought it was a waste of money going inside.

I don't think the entire part of Times Square is completely a trap though. The broadway shows, for one thing, are the ones worth the money. Stores along Times Square though, are just big versions made with fancy signs. (I also do wonder if Wintuk would be a big tourist trap seeing that it is considered Cirque's worst show...?)

Hmmmm.. I could also say Atlantic City and Coney Island are big tourist traps. The only things that's worth going to Coney for is the Cyclone, Wonder Wheel, and Nathan's. Atlantic City is a meh. Sure, bright flashy lights and some nightlife. For a non-gambler though, the place has tons of shops that you can find anywhere in the country so nothing really special. (But probably good for the AC locals so they don't have to go inland for shopping...)
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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the only things that's worth going to coney for is the cyclone, wonder wheel,
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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^ What are you ripping for? O.o The Cyclone and Wonder Wheel are still going to be in Coney. They're not going anywhere. They're official historic properties. :3
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