Virginia Tourist Traps

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Virginia Tourist Traps

  • Awkward Hours of Operation

    Richmond Tourist Traps

    I think it's unfortunate that you were not able to tour the Governor's Mansion. I attended a reception there once just before Christmas (George Allen was in office) and it was beautiful inside and out. Part of the problem may be that it -is- continuously occupied. As you may be able to see from the poster's photo, it is fairly small as mansions go....

  • Inconvenient Rules

    Richmond Tourist Traps

    I understand ban on photography put because of serious security reasons (like in some military objects, although... in times of spy satellites...) or because of someones' privacy. But I can't understand the ban put inside the White House of the Confederacy which is open to the public and displays fully furnished old residential and office rooms. I...

  • Museum at Agecroft Hall

    Richmond Tourist Traps

    Because the ladies at the museum were so nice, I almost hate to classify this as a tourist trap. After the tour was over, I wanted to buy me a booklet on Agecroft Hall which goes more in depth than the free brochures at the place where you buy your tickets. It took 5 minutes to track down the lady who had the key to open up the gift shop. The book...

  • Construction and Renovations

    Richmond Tourist Traps

    Unfortunately the Virginia State Capitol building was closed when we got there on our first day in Richmond in October, 2004. There was a fence erected around the Capitol on Capitol Square and the buiding was partly covered by scaffolding. But the closing at that time had nothing to do with the renovations. Beginning in March 2005, the Capitol...

  • Virginia Beach Souveneir Shops

    A great very many souveneir shops are located along the strip. Some close early, others are open very late (I saw one open until 11PM). Everything from T-shirts to picture frames are located throughout these shops. You are bound to find something memorable from your trip here. Check out as many shops as you possibly can. Although some of these...

  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    Many visitors of southeast Virginia head to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, an overcrowded expensive theme park that isn't that worth visiting. This might just be because of my general distaste towards theme parks, but it does seem overpriced and you spend too much of your time waiting in lines. Admission to the park is around $40 per person (prices...

  • No specifically Virginian tourist trap...

    I haven't been sucked in any tourist trap specific to Virgina. But before my trip I asked my VT-friends about hurricanes which rarely may reach Virginian Atlantic coast and costal area at the time I arrived (October - November). I've got to know that in the North Atlantic, a distinct hurricane season occurs from June 1 to November 30, sharply...

  • Natural Bridge

    Ok, I admit that the natural bridge would be a nice place to visit, but it costs ten dollars. It’s just not worth it. I don’t know how they justify it, and I really don’t know how they keep getting people to shill out a sawbuck a pop to look at the thing, but somehow they do. It’s one big con. There are tons of cool places to see and visit in the...

  • Mt Trashmore

    A horrible idea, gone wrong. There once was a landfill in Va Beach. Someone decided to turn it into a park. They put dirt over all of the trash and grew grass on it to make itMT TRASHMORE. I spent alot of good times at this park as a kid, as you couldnt tell just by looking at it that it was once a landfill. Unfortunately, this huge tourist...


    The whole thing! The beach is GORGEOUS but EVERYTHING is way overpriced! I used to go to the beach when i was in highschool all the time and surf (the little waves they have) all the time. I went back this summer and it was NOTHING like what i remembered, except for the water. Also beware of parking rates! $5 for 3hrs!!!! Its horrible what they...

  • It's unfortunate that our...

    It's unfortunate that our beautiful Natural Bridge (which was one of Thomas Jefferson's favorite places) has become a real tourist trap. I remember it fondly as it used to be back in the 40s.

  • Unless you have money to burn,...

    Unless you have money to burn, just about every major hotel in the city is a tourist trap. With more than 100 Embassies here, as well as the World Bank, the IMF, and major universities, the hotels are always of a 'the sky's the limit' mentality. Check out small hotels and out-of-centre places for best deals.

  • any place selling...

    any place selling souveniers...they are always over priced but if you want something for the folks back home there isn't much you can do just remember that VA has the lowest sales tax in the eastern seaboard 4.5%

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