Monday, August 24, 2020

The Worst Attraction in Each State

Matt Shirley polled his Instagram followers and then constructed this map. It's not just his opinions. I've been to a few of these (Disney World, Stone Mountain, Graceland, Times Square, Mall of America, the Corn Palace, and Hollywood), and I wouldn't argue about them.


Bicycle Bill said...

Wisconsin Dells is first and foremost a geological region (the Dells of the Wisconsin River), carved out by waters from the meltoff during the receding of the massive ice sheets 14000 years ago or so.

It's what the tourist industry has been allowed to do to the nearest town (originally named 'Kilbourn'; later renamed 'Wisconsin Dells') and surrounding area — silly attractions, bungie jumps, go-kart tracks, haunted houses, water parks, roller coasters, petting zoos, gambling casino, and just about every other method devised (even a failed dog-racing track!) to separate summer tourists from their money — that turns it into a crass commercial midwestern version of Disneyland.

Yet like Disneyland, it still seems to attract people..... especially from our neighbor to the south.


xoxoxoBruce said...

Oh come on, the Grand Canyon? The Old Man of the Mountain collapsed years ago so the only place you'll see that is on the New Hampshire quarter. What's wrong with the Rock hall of fame besides Cleveland?

Patty O'Heater said...

I live on the other side of the Atlantic, but even I know that the north pole is well over 1,000 miles from Alaska.

HJ said...,_Alaska -- "The city is a summertime attraction for tourists visiting nearby Fairbanks and, due to its location on the Richardson Highway, those traveling to and from the Alaska Highway and Valdez. ... North Pole's biggest attraction is a gift shop named Santa Claus House, the modern-day incarnation of a trading post (gift shop) established in the town's early days."