People Break Down The Most Underwhelming Famous Landmarks
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Wondrous landmarks you've seen in history books and in the background of some of your favorite cinema have an allure that makes you want to visit in person.


Seeing something breathtaking like the Grand Canyon or the Eiffel Tower is definitely impressive and simply cannot be taken in by merely looking at a photograph.

And then there are those landmarks that just leave you feeling disappointed and taking the obligatory "been there done that" selfie.

In all deference to Leonardo da Vinci, seeing the Mona Lisa in person was disappointing due to its miniature size. For me, the Louvre Museum itself was more awe-inspiring than the anticipatory main event.

Curious to hear about the impression of strangers, Redditor PSpen88 asked:

"What famous landmark have you been to that was completely underwhelming?"

Four Corners

"The Four Corners in the US. It's just a concrete circle in the desert. Like, idk what else I expected, but I was disappointed."

Grimfey

Plymouth Rock

"Plymouth Rock stinks. Just go to the Lobster Pot and get the fried plate and that will make your day a whole lot better."

GodonX1r

Walk Of Fame

"Hollywood walk of fame. Such a dirty place full of homeless people, weirdos and rappers trying to sell you their CD. Really doesn't live up to the hype."

brooke7366

Vegas

"The Las Vegas welcome sign. I thought it would be a lot taller."

Redditor_2017

"Not saying you shouldn't go and make up your own mind, but Las Vegas is very trashy; an entire city devoted to gambling and strip clubs was never pretending to be anything else."

PanamaNorth

Over-hyped Bakeries

"Essentially every famous bakery or restaurant I've been to in the US/Canada with a massive line out the door. The longer the line, the sh!ttier it is."

thoawaydatrash

Copenhagen Mermaid

"The statue of The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen. Seriously, I had bigger action figures as a kid."

WalkTheFleetRoad

Alamo

"I live in San Antonio and everytime I walk or drive by the Alamo its pretty wack."

oftene

"Man! I thought the Alamo was going to be a beastly bastard. It's like the size of a middle class house."

soxyboy71

Her

"Mona Lisa"

samcon1999

"100 people crowded in front of a 6 x 12 INCH painting."

EatSleepSmash

Mona Lisa Smile GIF by Witloof CollectiveGiphy

Rushmore

"Mount Rushmore. It's really far away from the viewing area."

AliceJW

Rock Structure

"Stonehenge. Rocks behind a rope. Fun times."

ChickenSaysBAWK

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