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.

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Red Rock Canyon

“[…] There are some really beautiful rock formations along the 13 mile loop, but most are brown/white and only about 5% are actually red rocks […] The day [we] went the winds were at 70 MPH, so we had a very difficult time getting out of the vehicle safely. If you’re planning to hike or take a lot of photos definitely check the wind speeds, as they make it virtually impossible to get out of the car.”

-Bridgette M.

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Virginia Key Beach

“Once we finally got out, walked to the sand and rented an umbrella, we were sorely disappointed.  The entire beach was all shallow and full of debris.  Weird pieces of tree branches, TONS of seaweed and other crap just floating around.  And the water was only like 6″ deep unless you wanted to swim out annoyingly far.”

-Jenna S.

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Maunawili Falls

“TOO muddy, slippery- can cause serious falling, easily get lost, if you’re not following someone who knows their way and at the end, the falls is mediocre! The mud is so extreme, you’re so focused on where to put your next step, that you start not enjoying the beautiful surrounding, as you are looking down the entire time, not to mention that you just wanna get to the damn falls, which in your mind at this point should be beautiful, sunny with crystal clear waters right? But, def not., it’s dark muddy water, with no sun, and you ask yourself “I hiked almost 2 hours, could’ve fallen and broken a bone on many occasions through all the rough and muddy trail for this” ? I’m such a sucker!!”[…]

-H A.

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Garden of the Gods

“This is literally nothing but a pile of rocks. Unlike the beach, which is a different experience every time you attend and contains a countless amount of adventures to be had, these pebbles don’t change. They don’t change during the seasons, they don’t change during weather conditions, yet on every repeat visit it always manages to feel like that feeling of disappointment that there’s less to experience this trip than the one before, despite having nothing noteworthy on the original trip to begin with […]

Even the offensively pompous title of this place sucks! If this place is truly a land of  “Gods”, then a walk-through of this area will convert you to atheism faster than reading a book by Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens.

Yeah, it’s “free”, but so is drinking your own urine, doesn’t mean its worth doing.”

-Justin S.

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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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