North Carolina Tourist Traps

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    by matcrazy1
    by matcrazy1

North Carolina Tourist Traps

  • Carolina Beach Boardwalk

    Back in the day, this used to be full of life. There were many types of carnival games (ie throwing darts at baloons to win a stufdfed teddybear, etc).The last time I was here, all there was left was an arcade, a tiny restaurant, and a donut shop (Britts Donuts, which I VERY highly reccommend), and several bars. Although it has been several years,...

  • Harrah's casino

    Harrah's operates a resort/casino in Cherokee, North Carolina. Its quite a popular place as it draws tourists from Great Smoky Mountains National Park and locals (so it seemed) from the surrounding areas. The casino has all the games and machines you;d expect, along with entertainment (the Village People were playing when I was in town, to give you...

  • Cherokee shops

    The many,many shops in Cherokee have pretty much the same items and the same prices.."overpriced" is the key word. Fun to browse, but if you have seen one shop you have seen them all.

  • gem mines

    you'll see these places throughout the mountains, places where you can go and buy a bag of dirt from a mine and sift through them in water to find gemstones. you WILL find gemstones like garnets, citrine, emeralds, sapphires, rose quarts, topaz, tourmaline, and amethysts, but it's definitely a tourist trap. i have found some nice pieces in these...

  • Guildford Courthouse. Its a...

    Guildford Courthouse. Its a battlefield from the Revolutionary War. Its free, and there's a few things of interest, as well as a couple obelisks and war memorials. There is for instance, a very good museum on the grounds. Other than that, its pretty much a boring place. If the weather is nice yhis is a great place for a stroll through the...

  • Gambling alert

    I'm not much of a gambling man, but I can say one thing: the Cherokee Harras Casion is not worth a stop. This place just doesn't pay a nickle, not to anyone. All the players I saw in there were losing big time and no one was making money. Better save your money and spend it elsewhere!

  • I feel that Nags Head is a...

    I feel that Nags Head is a tourist trap. It is highly publicized and in the summer extremely crowded. And you would think that with all that, it would have something to show for it. Well, unfortunately, it seems to be rund-down and not that beautiful. While it has more shopping than most NC beaches, that hardly makes up for the loss of atmosphere.

  • Cherokee is the reservation...

    Cherokee is the reservation for the eastern half of this tribe. But the majority of it is very commercialized. However, you can take some really great tours to learn about true Cherokee culture, and get tips on what to avoid in town. Also, ask about events that recall the Trail of Tears.

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