Reality: Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is a natural wonder, but does it really warrant an entire tourist industry around it complete with kitschy tourist traps and gimmicks? Probably not.
Besides, if you’re taking a trip to the Falls, you’re going in a boat to get up close and personal, right? This guarantees you’re going to get wet. Who goes on a vacation to get wet in their street clothes? Good for the residents of an otherwise unspectacular town who’ve convinced us we need to visit.