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10 Tourist Traps You Absolutely Cannot Miss

Just because a tourist attraction is popular doesn't mean it isn't absolutely fantastic. To find out which tourist traps should go on his shortlist, television host and advisor to travel website Trippy.com Andrew Zimmern asked the site's members which ones are worth the trip.
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Just because a tourist attraction is popular doesn't mean it isn't absolutely fantastic. To find out which tourist traps should go on his shortlist, television host and advisor to travel website Trippy.com Andrew Zimmern asked the site's members which ones are worth the trip.

Click here to see all the tourist traps Trippy members say they wouldn't miss for the world.

Niagara Falls
"Certainly it is overrun with cheap tacky tourist traps but the sheer beauty of the Falls overrides all of it. One of the most amazing natural sights I've been to." Kristi Dabertin; Chicago, Illinois
The Spam Museum
"I know the Spam Museum is a total tourist trap; however, it is AMAZING. The people are passionate, the experience is free, and the different exhibits are fabulous. Kudos to them for knowing how to not only package questionable meat but also a fantastic time!" Rachel Csintyan
Michelangelo's David
"One of the great experiences of my life has been seeing Michelangelo's David in Florence. I just remembered being totally blown away when we walked down the hall and saw it in person. I didn't expect it to be so huge and yet insanely lifelike." Felix Werewolf; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Petra, Jordan
"My one-day visit to Petra was worth it. The trick is to just stay focused on the unbelievable rock-cut architecture during your hike through the city, and to appreciate the majesty and history of all that surrounds you." Will Taylor
Venice, Italy
"The entire city of Venice is a tourist trap, but there's simply no other city like Venice." Andrew Chou
Ubud Monkey Forest
"I just adore the Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud Sanctuary in Ubud. It is not a large place, is set in a very attractive setting, and there are several lovely historic temples to see." Missy Johnston; Newport, Rhode Island
Monaco
"HUGE tourist trap and everything is soooo expensive. But its kind of fun to go see what the big hype is about the place and its kind of like Vegas is terms of the extravagance." Justin Goularte; City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Blue Mosque
"There was such incredible detail in all of the craftsmanship there - all of the intricately painted tiles in which every aspect of the design held meaning. It was simply incredible to be so overwhelmingly immersed in another culture's history." Kimberly Dailey; Colorado
Taj Mahal
"The marvelous monument to undying love, the Taj Mahal. The detail is so exquisite that it has been described as 'having been designed by giants and finished by jewelers.' It is awe-inspiring, both for its breathtaking beauty, and for the love story that inspired it." Pamela Peterson; New Canaan, Connecticut
Old Faithful Geyser
"Everyone is sitting in anticipation. Then when the geyser rises there is an audible gasp from everyone watching. People even clap when it's over, which I've come to realize is simply a sweet way of thanking nature." Shannon Colman; Helmsley, United Kingdom

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