It’s easy to be excited about a place you have never visited before. But it’s also very easy to be misled about how cool or worthy of your time and money it is. A quick Google search usually suggests the most popular sites. Unfortunately, they can actually be the ones you want to avoid. The reality is that many locations simply don’t live up to the hype.
According to U.S. travelers (on TripAdvisor and Yelp) we have compiled the most overrated tourist attraction in each of the 50 states. Let’s see how many you’ve visited!
50. ALABAMA: Ave Maria Grotto
Built out of cement and trash by a Benedictine monk, Brother Joseph, the Ave Maria Grotto is four acres of tiny holy places, religious statues and grottos. A miniature city that attracts religious devotees but might underwhelm the rest of the family.
After taking some photos, there’s nothing else to do unless your group is into this and won’t mind staying and praying. Not the regular tourist.
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