People Break Down Which Famous Places Are Totally Not Worth Visiting

Lots of people have so-called bucket lists—things they want to do or see before death.

Included on many of them are famed destinations like the Eiffel Tower, Times Square, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon or the Great Wall of China.

But are all of these places worth the time or money to get there? Are some of them underwhelming in person?


Redditor tade757 asked:

"What famous place is not worth visiting?"

Sherlock Holmes Home

"Sherlock Holme's house on Baker street in London."

"Of course I love Sherlock Holmes, so as a tousist I took the tour. Not far into walking around the house it dawned upon me... this is a fake set of a fictional character."

"What am I doing here????"

- RemotelyRemembered

Plymouth Rock

"Plymouth rock Massachusetts."

"Despite all the rage it's still just a rock in a cage"

- BodybuilderOk3836

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"Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch in Wales Nothing there except an Edinburgh Wollen Mills shop. Which is just silly as Edinburgh is nearly 300 miles away."

- Dreddguy

"Meh. I went there to take a photo by the train station sign. I got a photo by the train station sign. The whole experience was exactly what I expected and I was completely whelmed."

- HawkinsT

Hollywood

"Hollywood, it's seedy and disappointing. It's full of entire industries (*cough scientology *cough) that take advantage of starry-eyed twits."

- Judas_Feast

"I think what I really liked about Hollywood was how sh*tty it was. And the Chinese Theater and walk of fame are so much smaller than I expected. The fact that everything looked so much bigger and more glamorous on TV really made the whole thing perfect to me."

- Spite-Funny

Run Away!

"Camelot. It is a silly place."

- 4LostSoulsinaBowl

"It’s only a model"

- Admirable_Tie_3497

"They do routines and chorus scenes with footwork impeccable, though."

- punania

Lands End

"Lands End, UK. Heralded as the 4th most disappointing attraction in the UK. It's not even disappointing enough to win an award"

"Edit: I mean the landmark in Cornwall, not a clothing store. Deary me."

- YellowBernard

"Lizard Point (the most southerly part of England and not that far away) is a much better trip - it doesn't try and pimp itself up with tat and tourist attractions, it lets the scenery do the talking and gives you space to take it in. Plus you might see a chough, which is a cute and super rare lil crow with a red beak and legs."

- slogginmagoggin

Platform 9 3/4

"Platfotm 9¾ in King's Cross station, London. Stupid metal statue on a straight wall, a horrible queue to taking a photo with you on it, and another hundred-meter long queue to the small and very expensive Harry Potter shop. I was there middle of the day in off-season, don't want to even think about it on high season."

- HorsesWearHooves

"My husband and I took a train from Edinburg into Kings Cross for a Christmas trip one year. We thought, hey since we’re here we should find Platform 9 3/4. We walked the platforms in the station thinking it was actually on a platform. Ended up in a utility elevator with our luggage and a bunch of station workers who thought we were the funniest American tourists they ever met. They ended up pointing us to the very sad wall in the main lobby with the statue and a line 2 hours deep."

- blackpearl882

NYE in Times Square

"Times Square on New Years Eve."

"Just forget it. It has *never* been worth it."

- roman_fyseek

"I remember a radio host I heard as a kid said the following:

"'The amazing thing about Time Square on New Years Eve isn't that you get tens of thousands of people there every year, it's that you get a whole different set of tens of thousands of people there each year. Nobody wants to do it twice, because it's cold and boring and crowded and filthy.'"

- Sawses

Centralia, PA

"Maybe less famous than the question meant, but about fifteen years ago my friends and I took a road trip to Centralia, Pennsylvania (the abandoned town with a decades-long mine fire burning under it that the Silent Hill movie was loosely based on). We thought there would be tons of abandoned buildings to look at, creepy places to see, adventure to be had- we were so excited, and we were like six or seven hours away so it sounded like a fun trip."

"We got there, and there was just... nothing. All of the buildings are gone, the creepiest thing we found was a very-well-taken-care-of cemetery, and the only really "abandoned" thing to see was the stretch of interstate that had been routed around (which had a little bit of fun graffiti on it back then, but in years since it's become just a giant paint stain). We ended up driving to Gettysburg instead and going on some ghost tours, so it was still a fun trip, but there was like... nothing to see in Centralia, at all."

- UltimaGabe

Checkpoint Charlie

"Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin. It used to be the border between the US and Soviet sectors, but all that's left of it is a shack and a sign, and the only thing you can do is pay to get your photo taken with someone in uniform. There's a frickin' McDonald's next to it."

- Nihiliste

"I was looking for this, god it was disappointing. I seem to recall there was a really badly dressed soldier who you could take pictures with for 5 euros."

"Quite enjoyed the DDR museum though."

- Renfieldslament

So, did these stories change anything on your must-see list?

Or did someplace you went not make the list that should have?

Let us know in the comments.

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