Is This Truly the Worst Tourist Trap in the State of Wyoming?
One website wants us to believe that some of the country's most iconic locations are actually tourist traps. Let's see how you feel about Wyoming's pick.
I grew up in a small town in California. How small? Our school district was proud that my class graduation size was 48. We had a love-hate relationship with tourists in our tiny town. On one hand, they kept us thriving. On the other, we got sick of people stopping off on the side of the road just because they saw snow or apples they wanted to pick.
What I'm trying to say is that we all know the "touristy" areas in our city and/or state. Can you name a few? What might surprise you is that those areas that draw large amounts of tourists may actually be tourist traps.
At least that's what ThisIsInsider.com wants us to believe.
The website posted a list of the "Worst Tourist Traps in Each State." The jury is still out on whether or not authors Amy Daire and Sophie-Claire Hoeller have actually traveled to each of these locations, but for now we will just go with it. It seems to me that they took some of the most iconic locations of each state and tossed them into the shredder.
Their top pick for the worst tourist trap in Wyoming is the Frontier Prison in Rawlins. They claim it is nothing more than a "museum of torture the whole family can enjoy." It's the first state penitentiary and was opened in 1901. According to their website, the prison sees 15,000 visitors annually. Some believe it is haunted, so maybe the goal is not to visit the prison for its history, but rather for its supernatural tendencies.
Do you agree or disagree?
I'll also add that Amy and Sophie-Claire also attacked The Alamo in Texas, Bourbon Street in Louisiana, Graceland in Tennessee, The North Pole in Alaska, the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California, and Times Square in New York.