The Undersea Gardens in Oregon sounds like the kind of place that might be fun, but don’t be fooled. This was nothing more than a master tourist trap for people who didn’t know any better. Here was the scam: you’d shell out some money, go underwater in the Garden structure, and through windows, watch swimmers swim around.
It’s dirty water, the undersea wildlife wasn’t all that exciting to look at, and it’s Oregon – it’s not like there were reefs or anything like that. This attraction closed for good in 2019, which means even if that sparkling explanation got you hyped, you’re out of luck.
Even if you want to visit the location it once stood on, it’s thankfully no longer open for visits – therefore, a must-avoid, for sure!
Craters of the Moon – Idaho
It’s safe to say that Craters of the Moon in Idaho is pretty much out of this world (pun intended). With a science-fiction name, this tourist attraction has pretty a stunning landscape of volcanic rock. If you are planning a trip for yourself or the space fanatic of your family, this is definitely a must for all considered relevant.
You are bound to get many minutes of enjoyment out of a trip to this national park. It is an absolute essential for all those who are natural geologists at heart or consider themselves big fans of volcanic rock.
If you want to feel like you’ve gone to space for an hour or two, this is definitely a must-visit.
Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk – Delaware
The Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk in Rehoboth, Delaware isn't exactly overrated, but it's certainly overcrowded. It has little to distinguish itself from any other boardwalk, with plenty of restaurants and souvenir shops – the shops have received plenty of their own negative reviews.
Parking spots are practically non-existent, and taking a picture that's worth anything – and isn't packed full of photo bombers or garbage – is rare. It's worth a one-time visit and might make for a nice walk, but don't expect an exciting day. It might not be the worst place to visit on this list, but it's still not worth it.
Let’s face it – Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is a pretty tacky waste of time – a must-avoid.
The Nuclear Waste Adventure Trail and Museum – Missouri
The Nuclear Waste Adventure Trail and Museum in Missouri is a huge mound of rocks, covering up TNT, asbestos, mercury, radium, and radioactive uranium. It used to be one of the country's largest explosives factories, and later it turned into a uranium ore processing plant.
It shut down in 1966, and after two decades the US Department of Energy covered it with rocks and added a museum. You can take a walk and learn some history, but other than that you'll probably find yourself wondering why you bothered to visit.
Any site that is basically just a hill full of rocks should not even be considered – a must-avoid.
The Desert of Maine
You're sure to know what a desert is – rolling waves of sand, harsh winds, a burning sun. That's true for the most part, but The Desert of Maine is a little different, truth be told. It has sand, yes, but it's also surrounded by pine trees.
And instead of real camels, it has plastic ones. But it is a beautiful attraction. It's meant to attract attention (“What? There's a desert in Maine?”) and sell kitschy souvenirs. If you want to have a pleasant, scenic walk through a spacious landscape laden with colorful structures, then the Desert of Maine is the place to go.