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(WSOCTV)   Alamo called "worst tourist trap in Texas." If only they'd let people visit the basement   ( wsoctv.com) divider line
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2017-05-25 01:40:38 PM  
Living in Texas, I agree with this opinion.
 
2017-05-25 02:04:19 PM  
It wasn't much better for the soldiers who fought there.
 
2017-05-25 02:13:12 PM  
Where were the survivors buried?
 
2017-05-25 02:16:16 PM  
Wouldn't Texas be the worst tourist trap in Texas?
 
2017-05-25 02:17:21 PM  
Visit Kreuz Market.
 
2017-05-25 02:24:19 PM  
assets1.roadtrippers.com
 
2017-05-25 02:38:07 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2017-05-25 02:50:13 PM  
They're very strict there. They take that place waaaaaaay too seriously.
You're not allowed to take pictures when you go inside and if you're wearing a hat they snap at you to take it off and show some respect! Dude, chill.
 
2017-05-25 02:51:40 PM  
Has some ideas on how to spruce up the place.
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2017-05-25 02:52:33 PM  
Quickly being replaced by SXSW.
 
2017-05-25 02:52:54 PM  
Taco war?
 
2017-05-25 02:53:32 PM  
I warned you that turning it over to the UN was a bad idea.
 
2017-05-25 02:53:47 PM  

Bane of Broone: Has some ideas on how to spruce up the place.
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I was gonna say Ozzy had an opinion of the Alamo back in the early 80s.
 
2017-05-25 02:55:39 PM  

Whatthefark: Bane of Broone: Has some ideas on how to spruce up the place.
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I was gonna say Ozzy had an opinion of the Alamo back in the early 80s.


Same. Mind was already formulating a post about how Ozzy was impressed with the bathroom though.
 
2017-05-25 02:55:56 PM  
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2017-05-25 02:56:28 PM  
Don't EVER go to San Antonio. It is a gaping shiathole of a city.
 
2017-05-25 02:56:30 PM  
Isn't that a double negative?
 
2017-05-25 02:56:45 PM  
San Antonio just needs better marketing of the places where you can see, touch and even eat puffy tacos. I'm drooling a little thinking about a couple of juicy puffy tacos in front of me, and wondering if the napkin in my lap is big enough for when things go splosh.
 
2017-05-25 02:58:10 PM  
Yeah they yelled at me a few times in there.
 
2017-05-25 02:58:56 PM  

maxandgrinch: San Antonio just needs better marketing of the places where you can see, touch and even eat puffy tacos. I'm drooling a little thinking about a couple of juicy puffy tacos in front of me, and wondering if the napkin in my lap is big enough for when things go splosh.


Go on...
 
2017-05-25 02:59:09 PM  
I don't understand the pictures of the Cadillac ranch. It's on private property and it is completely open and free to anyone.
 
2017-05-25 03:01:07 PM  
I have visited once.  Though once was likely enough, I enjoyed the visit.  Thanks mostly to the volunteer docents, who seemed well-read on its history genuinely eager to impart their knowledge.

A good docent is worth their weight in gold when you area tourist.
 
2017-05-25 03:01:35 PM  
The Alamo really isn't that bad. Admission is free, and it's at least a bit interesting.

Granted, on the whole it's rather dull and they are a bit too serious about it. I would never plan a trip around going to see it, but if you're in San Antonio with some time to kill it's not a bad choice.
 
2017-05-25 03:01:47 PM  
Yeah and their car rental business sucks hard and long as well.
 
2017-05-25 03:01:51 PM  
Very spacious bathrooms though.
 
2017-05-25 03:02:30 PM  
I dunno, I had fun in San Antonio... Of course I didn't bother going into the Alamo, it seemed kinda stupid for my wife and me to wait that long to see the inside of it.
 
2017-05-25 03:02:53 PM  
Worst tourist trap in Texas, but they're gonna have to work a little harder if they want to take the American Tourist Trap Championship belt.

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2017-05-25 03:03:41 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Wouldn't Texas be the worst tourist trap in Texas?


Texas would have to be a much more appealing destination to be considered a tourist trap.
 
2017-05-25 03:04:18 PM  
The Alamo itself is overrated.  The collective UNESCO missions of San Antonio from the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s are not, and one of the few places in America with a distinctive architecture history.  As opposed to the guided architecture tour of  downtown Austin, "And this big shiny mirrored building on your right is a high-end condomenium and tech office park, constructed in 2012 !!  Not to be confused with the big shiny mirrored building on your left, which is also a high-end condominium complex and tech office park constructed in 2013!!"
 
2017-05-25 03:04:20 PM  

maxandgrinch: San Antonio just needs better marketing of the places where you can see, touch and even eat puffy tacos. I'm drooling a little thinking about a couple of juicy puffy tacos in front of me, and wondering if the napkin in my lap is big enough for when things go splosh.


Puffy tacos are messy shiat. I've had better tacos in farking Raleigh. The people who think food in San Antonio is good either grew up there and have stockholm syndrome or grew up on fast food and don't know what flavor is. Some of the highest-rated, most popular places are worse than taco bell. Then again, it's "Authentic" so white drones can high-five themselves for buying trash just because the waitress is brown.

//hint hint, every kitchen from texas to new york is staffed with mexicans, even the sushi restaurants. they're not taco-cooking gods, they're just people
 
2017-05-25 03:05:02 PM  
I don't know, reunion tower is pretty farking ridiculous.
 
2017-05-25 03:05:41 PM  
Their description of Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and the picture don't exactly match.
Overcrowded? Jam-packed with tourists?  Doesn't look like it to me.img.fark.net
 
2017-05-25 03:05:43 PM  
I don't know, it isn't that bad.  In my texan opinion at least.  It's pretty amazing how small the place actually is, and yeah they're strict about pictures and hats.  The gift store has a pretty cool diorama showing the peak of the battle.  If not this, it's one similar:


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I spent more time looking at this than I did the actual Alamo.

Anyway, I always assumed tourist traps involved being priced gouged for things like bottomless pits and whatnot.  The Alamo's free, at least.  No basement, though.  Or Cloak and Dagger games with secret microchips.
 
2017-05-25 03:06:03 PM  
Big Bend National Park
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2017-05-25 03:06:08 PM  

Mister Pleco: maxandgrinch: San Antonio just needs better marketing of the places where you can see, touch and even eat puffy tacos. I'm drooling a little thinking about a couple of juicy puffy tacos in front of me, and wondering if the napkin in my lap is big enough for when things go splosh.

Go on...


inwardly - downwardly - pulsating - arteries and veins getting hard....


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2017-05-25 03:06:11 PM  

moothemagiccow: Don't EVER go to San Antonio. It is a gaping shiathole of a city.


The Riverwalk is nice, and they've got that big Tower of the America's thing I went to the top of. But after you've done those things and seen the Alamo there's not much else to do.
 
2017-05-25 03:07:22 PM  
Go to the Ripley's Haunted Adventure or the Guiness World Record Museum across the street instead.
 
2017-05-25 03:08:19 PM  
Palo Duro Canyon
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2017-05-25 03:08:56 PM  

InmanRoshi: one of the few places in America with a distinctive architecture history.


hahahahhahaa it's a bunch of farking malls and chain stores

visitsanantonio.com
//distinctive architecture
 
2017-05-25 03:09:40 PM  

Hankie Fest: Their description of Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and the picture don't exactly match.
Overcrowded? Jam-packed with tourists?  Doesn't look like it to me.[img.fark.net image 850x669]


They must be thinking of Ocean City, MD's boardwalk.
That's the one that's wild, tacky, noisy, crowded, etc.
Rehoboth Beach's is actually pretty calm, non-crowded, and chill.
 
2017-05-25 03:09:57 PM  

Loan Starr: The Alamo's free, at least.  No basement, though.


Uh...we've known since PeeWee Herman told us some 30-odd years ago.

/did you not get the joke in the headline?
 
2017-05-25 03:10:01 PM  
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2017-05-25 03:10:23 PM  
When I was living in San Antonio, I drove by the place several times before even realizing it was there.  It's literally right in the middle of downtown with businesses all over the place.  I know there used to be plans to rebuild the outer walls, no idea whatever happened to that idea.
 
2017-05-25 03:10:47 PM  
My then 8-year-old daughter walked up to one of the tour guides and asked to see the basement.  I thought the reaction was going to be, "Oh yeah, I've only heard that one five times this week." Rather the response was pure puzzlement. "There's no basement. Why would it have a basement?" I'm pretty certain the guide had not only not seen the movie, but hadn't even been asked the question before.  Who'd a thunked it?
 
2017-05-25 03:10:49 PM  
Balmorhea State Park
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2017-05-25 03:11:10 PM  
Bunch of backstabbing douchebags. They got what they had coming.
 
2017-05-25 03:13:01 PM  
If you can't pee on it what's the point of visiting anyway?
 
2017-05-25 03:13:16 PM  
Franklin Mountains State Park
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2017-05-25 03:14:35 PM  

Loan Starr: I don't know, it isn't that bad.  In my texan opinion at least.  It's pretty amazing how small the place actually is, and yeah they're strict about pictures and hats.  The gift store has a pretty cool diorama showing the peak of the battle.  If not this, it's one similar:


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I spent more time looking at this than I did the actual Alamo.

Anyway, I always assumed tourist traps involved being priced gouged for things like bottomless pits and whatnot.  The Alamo's free, at least.  No basement, though.  Or Cloak and Dagger games with secret microchips.


At least look at a model that's to scale:

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2017-05-25 03:14:42 PM  

Eddie T. Head: Go to the Ripley's Haunted Adventure or the Guiness World Record Museum across the street instead.


They're getting rid of those to "restore dignity" to the site.

http://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2017/04/12/heres-how-the-​a​lamo-redesign-will-restore-dignity-to-the-historic-site
 
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