Lamar Valley, Yellowstone Park

Round up the Bison and Give This Desert Back To Wyoming!

“If Yellowstone wanted to maintain the Park beauty, they should go a mile above the Junction and make the boundary there. This is such a poor desert that the few animals do not make up for the drive. If there are wolves here, give them to Wyoming as well and maybe they can control them. This is definitely the worst of Yellowstone Park.”

-Larry P. via Tripadvisor

 

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Hurricane Ridge

“Drove all the way up and couldn’t see a single thing. Too overcast. Huge disappointment!
The visitor’s center is nice, though. There’s a movie, interactive displays, restaurant, etc.”

-Jess P.

By Nwcamera1 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Yellowstone National Park

“Let me begin by saying that my girlfriend and I expected this park to be one of the highlights–nay, the crowning jewel–in our 10-day road trip to the western states.  We were horribly, terribly, tragically disappointed […] The sites to explore were very far apart as this is a large park, and frankly the drive was an ugly one.  Rampant forest fires have scarred the pine-filled landscape, leaving patchy areas of growth punctuated by desolation.  The wildlife we’d heard so much about was nowhere to be seen.”

-James B., Yelp

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Joshua Tree National Park

“Ugly and the hiking sucks.  […] Definitely will never be back.  I’m just shocked that this place gets the high reviews, I guess everyone is smoking too much dope.”

-David W., Yelp

“When I went camping at Joshua Tree, it was in the winter time and it was very,  very cold.  I still remember the howling winds blowing against our tents and how i wished we were sleeping inside the cars.”

-Evelyn K., Yelp

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

“What a shock. What a disappointment. I didn’t see much. I barely saw smoke. I didn’t see any lava black or red. Even with the telescope, I didn’t see lava and the amount of smoke coming out of the volcano was like the amount you’ll see when someone blows out a birthday candle. It was like viewing an empty field  that is ready for construction at a construction site”

David L., Yelp

“Ugh. The only thing more boring than a museum is a national park.  At least in a museum you’re indoors, protected from the elements, and usually there’s at least a cafe that serves booze. I drove two hours, spent $220 on a rental car and $10 admission fee for this?!  Some measly steam vents and a large charred piece of earth?  Where’s the spewing lava?  Where’s the toxic gas?  Where’s the pyroclastic flows?  On the other hand, what else is there to do in Hawaii other than to pretend to enjoy the natural surroundings?”

Paul M., Yelp

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Mt. Rainier National Park

“Worst National Park I have ever been to in my life…This place was the worst!!! I’m not saying it wasn’t pretty, but it makes me remember an episode of the Cosby show where Vanessa is engaged to someone and Bill Cosby says that it was like a juicy piece of steak presented on a trash can lid. That’s what this place was. Mount Rainier served on a trash can lid…”

-Monica R., Yelp

Photo by Lucas Eaton

Photo by Lucas Eaton