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Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Voted "Worst Tourist Attraction On Earth!"

Old Mar 15th, 2023, 12:44 PM
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Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Voted "Worst Tourist Attraction On Earth!"

For years there have been posts from people outside of Los Angeles being excited that when they visit here they will be able to see the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For years, I have told them that the HWOF is a horrible and disgusting place to visit and not to waste their time. My advice has been vindicated in a recent survey. The Hollywood Walk of Fame was recently listed as "The Worst Tourist Attraction on Earth." An honor richly deserved in my opinion.
https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/...of-fame-worst/
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Old Mar 15th, 2023, 01:05 PM
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I thought Wall Drug Store in Wall, SD was the worst tourist attraction. Or maybe the World's Largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City, KS.
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Old Mar 15th, 2023, 01:11 PM
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Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal is rated higher than Notre Dame in Paris.
Yeah, right....
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Old Mar 15th, 2023, 01:39 PM
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I don't agree with some either, but they did get #99 correct.
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Old Mar 15th, 2023, 03:39 PM
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On my list of "the world's best tourist attractions," the HWOF wouldn't make the top 100.

But lists are always so entertaining... Click on the different category icons (TripAdvisor, Google, etc.) to see rankings by review source. On Insta, the HWOF is #29 which I think reflects negatively on Insta users. And if you just want to feel safe, apparently you need to spend your vacation in Dubai.
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Old Mar 15th, 2023, 04:11 PM
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It never even occurred to me that the Hollywood Walk of Fame was a tourist attraction.

But this is from someone who visited Gnomesville in Western Australia, so there you go
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I visited for the first time a few years ago and thought it was a top quality attraction, very clean surface and in a good neighborhood.
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Originally Posted by tom_mn
I visited for the first time a few years ago and thought it was a top quality attraction, very clean surface and in a good neighborhood.
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Old Mar 16th, 2023, 07:19 AM
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The list is a bit Eurocentric in the top 30 or so. The top half is really light on Asia.

Ranked 99th, the HWOF would be "worst on Earth" only if there were 99 tourist attractions in the world. Saw it getting bashed on Reddit. I think that a lot of people picked it and got it in top 99 as a joke.

Wall, SD, is worth a stop to visit the National Grasslands Visitors Center. It is appropriately sized relative to people's interest in the topic. You can learn all you want to know about grasslands there and in a short period time. I would rank it higher than HWOF.

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Never heard of Stasher, but noted that Machu Picchu beat out HWOF in a squeaker. Enuf said.

Google reveals that "Stasher, the world’s first luggage storage network, took on the task of creating a ranking based on all kinds of different factors, such as the popularity of a place across social media platforms and the overall review ratings on travel websites."

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mlgb: I wasn't being sarcastic, I was quite surprised how satisfying the Walk is to visit, and the immediate neighborhood which I had heard was dodgy but no, just fine (stayed there, HIE, free parking). Did not care for the huge mall which is out of context, but other than that, recommended.
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maybe the tears of joy that mlgb posted were agreement with you, that finally someone came out and said the walk was great. I don't agree. Also, the Everglades are not boring

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No, not agreement!
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Some people seem to like it. It averages four stars from nearly 40,000 google reviews. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it nor would I go out of my way to avoid it. I've been to Los Angeles twice but I can't recall if I visited it or not. I probably did because the times I've been in LA, I have stayed in West Hollywood, which isn't too far from the Walk of Fame. If I did, it apparently didn't leave a big impact on me.

(fwiw - I'd sooner visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame than take the two hour trek up to Machu Picchu. )
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Old Mar 17th, 2023, 07:50 AM
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It only made the top 100 because of a high Insta score... higher than the Ufizzi Gallery, the Louvre and many other UNESCO cultural heritage sites. It's an Insta Generation thing.
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Travel is all about the Insta these days.
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"I was quite surprised how satisfying the Walk is to visit, and the immediate neighborhood which I had heard was dodgy but no, just fine.

The drug dealers and hookers must have had the day off.
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tom42, do you remember seeing Spiderman, the guy painted silver who looks like a statue, others ...

I just googled "freaks on hollywood walk of fame" and found this:

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Originally Posted by Jean
It only made the top 100 because of a high Insta score... higher than the Ufizzi Gallery, the Louvre and many other UNESCO cultural heritage sites. It's an Insta Generation thing.
I think it is a kind of in-joke. They would probably vote Egypt as best country to visit. Meanwhile every other post on a "worst places to visit" on Reddit is going to be one of those two places, probably same posters voting on instagram.

All the places in the world and some amusment park in Germany makes the list. Wonders of the world, World Heritage Sites, local stuff, and tourist traps all on the same list. HWOF deserves top 100 on a tourist traps place and is not without merit.
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tom42, do you remember seeing Spiderman, the guy painted silver who looks like a statue, others ...

I just googled "freaks on hollywood walk of fame" and found this:

Darth Vader, Cat Woman.. Walk of Fame (Freaks) on Hollywood Boulevard. Oct.2009 - YouTube
haha. I don't. But it was a long time ago. Sometime in the early 90s. I do recall that Venice Beach had a lot of characters.
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