Vermont Tourist Traps

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Vermont Tourist Traps

  • Vermont Teddy Bear Company Outlet Store

    The Vermont Teddy Bear Company Outlet Store is located about a mile away from Ben & Jerry's in an area with a couple other factory stores, all of which aptly fit the description of overpriced tourist traps. Don't waste your time and don't take kids, otherwise you'll spend at least $100 bucks for a bear that probably cost $5 in materials.

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  • Support VT, not the Yuppies

    While the Vermont Country Store and local rest stops have nice things to buy, be aware that most of the VT pins and decals as well as mugs and handcrafts are not authentically Vermont-made. Look for the Vermont-Made label with the maple leaf seal or "Product of Vermont" on it to support the local economy. Local tour guides will show you where you...

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  • If you can, go during the...

    Try to avoid coming on weekends during fall foliage season, it is very crowded. You'll want to come for foliage but plan your trip for mid-week to avoid the crowds.

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  • Antique Shopping

    Many of the antique stores charge premium prices for stuff out of their garage. Think twice before you buy something you don't know about (if it's only a couple of bucks, go for it) Pick one of the smaller stores where you can bargain a little bit more. Those tend to have better prices. If you are in a "Non" tourist area and see a sign for...

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  • Stay clear of cute shops...

    Stay clear of cute shops selling overpriced maple syrup and other products.Instead, buy syrup from private homes advertising with small signs along roads and highways, farms, or directly from places that make and bottle it {interesting and educational as well!} Farmer's Markets and country fairs are other good sources to purchase Vt. food and...

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