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  • Graceland

    Memphis Tourist Traps

    Graceland is always busy with visitors and the mediation garden where Elvis is buried is a must see but is never quiet whilst the tours are on. You are allowed to take a camera with you, but no video cameras. Graceland open the gates at 7am until 8am every morning. You are allowed to walk up to the house to the mediation garden. A wonderful...

  • Peabody Ducks

    Memphis Tourist Traps

    It seems like this is the attraction for children under the age of 5 and adults over the age of 60. We got pushed out of the way by BOTH groups. We arrived about 20 minutes early and had a decent position, until people started weaseling in front of us. They make a big spectacle for about 10 minutes before the ducks actually come off the elevator....

  • Be prepared to fork out the money for...

    This is a typical tourist location being in the Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg is beautiful if you can see through the traffic, the Time Share salespeople on the sidewalks, the tshirt shops, etc. Things are expensive, taxes in all of Sevier County are 9.75%, hotel taxes are 13.5%. Dollywood is fun but nothing like a big theme park, be prepared for a...

  • Ruby Falls

    In downtown Chattanooga, you will see ads for Ruby Falls as if it is some kind of amazing water fall! To be honest it is over priced and not very impressive! It is in a cave so if you enjoy walking through caves you might enjoy this! They have some sad "lighting effects" on the actual "waterfall" (which is more the effect you get when you turn your...

  • Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge/Sevierville

    The name Gatlinburg conjures up images of the Great Smokies, mountain folk, country living and beautiful scenery. But Gatlinburg town is far from scenic - with an influx of tourist traps like Ripley's Believe It or Not and Hard Rock Cafe, it's become a veritable Niagara Falls. Pigeon Forge and Sevierville have lost their identity in a maze of...


    What some people call a "tourist trap" other people flock to see. In one sense all of the Gatlinburg area or at least Pigeon Forge is a tourist trap. Some people would not like the Outlet Malls. But I fully enjoyed the WHOLE experience !! You can plan ahead of time what you REALLY want to dohttp://www.mypigeonforge.com/ Just look around! There is...

  • Dollywood is a fun amusement...

    Dollywood is a fun amusement park, but as much a corny tourist trap as you could ever imagine! So laugh a little and enjoy the hokeyness! Some great country music and tasty homecooking are available as you laugh and frolic around the park.

  • Gatlinburg and Cherokee,NC are...

    Gatlinburg and Cherokee,NC are two of the areas greatest sources of genuine made-in-China souvenirs. Nestled in the Smokey Mountains at the gateway to the most wonderful National Park is this major tourist town. Its fun, but I prefer the towns like Newport for looking a real handmade quilts, woodcrafts, and antiques.

  • Pigeon Forge in general. ...

    Pigeon Forge in general. While there is lots to do here, and Dollywood is a nice little theme park, Pigeon Forge is a mess! Don't even try to go there on Friday afternon or evening or try to leave Sunday afternoon or evening. There is only one good road into and out of town.It IS a family-oriented place, but packed to the gills! Good 'outlet mall'...

  • Watch out for Pidgeon Forge...

    Watch out for Pidgeon Forge and Gattlinburg. These towns are a complete mess. They are filled with rip off joints and side shows. The only things they poses that make them worth while are Dollywood in Pidgeon Forge and Ripely's Aquireum in Gatlinburg but to get to them you must venture through the terrible traffic and the circus looking towns that...

  • I like going into 'touristy'...

    I like going into 'touristy' gift shops (I'm a sucker for 'em), but for those of you that don't...Graceland is full of these little gift shops! In fact, as I mentioned in my 'Must Do's' about Graceland, everywhere you turn there's a gift shop (except at the actual house; all the gift shops and more activities are across the street in this strip...

  • Probably, Gatlinburg and...

    Probably, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Although, I don't want to discourage you from going there. It is in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains, and it is a beautiful area. It is the gateway to the Smokeys, and I'm just saying that it is a 'tourist' area, but it is still a great place to visit. There are many stores and restaurants and shops lined...

  • Dollywood would be the trap of...

    Dollywood would be the trap of a lifetime. Even though I think every family should see it ONCE. Which was enough for us. When you have to pay over $100.00 to get in for a family of 4 and pay $36.00 for 4 ham and cheese sandwichs and then $2.00 each for a coke,this, to me would be a tourist trap. The only way to get this tourist attraction at a...

  • Do not sign up for the Visit...

    Do not sign up for the Visit to the Fairfield glad golf resort and pay the weekend package cost. It is no cheaper than buying all the items you get yourself.You also have to set through the sales pitch and it is not a nice experience

  • If you're looking for tourist...

    If you're looking for tourist sites.... don't miss Gatlinburg and Pidgeo Forge.... home of Dollywood and several other theme parks and attractions.... not to mention the whole town(s) are worth walking for the decor andselective touristy shopping.


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