Best and Worst Things to Do in Each State
Everyone knows the tourist trap in their own city and state. But how do you recognize a waste of time when you're the traveler?
To help tourists avoid disappointing attractions, Rent Cafe surveyed 2,500 people throughout every U.S. state to get the local perspective on which spots are the most overrated (too pricey, too many crowds, too boring) and which attractions are the most underrated (gorgeous, interesting, affordable, crowd-free).
Some of the overrated attractions come as a surprise, such as the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty. But it's hard to imagine many disagreeing with the list of underrated attractions, fascinating places no traveler should miss.
Comparing the opinions of Rent Cafe respondents to traveler experiences and ratings on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel-information platform, we present to you the must-see attraction in every state — as well as the one you should skip.
Alabama: Most Overrated
Vulcan Statue, Birmingham
Although Vulcan Park and Museum has a 4.5 ranking with TripAdvisor reviewers, Rent Cafe's survey respondents consider its statue of the Roman god Vulcan highly overrated.
Created for the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, it is the world's largest cast-iron statue at 56 feet tall. According to locals, it's not worth a $6 fee to see it up close.
Says thursowick on TripAdvisor: "I guess if you love state history, this might be a good stop for you, but we felt the fee to go up to see Vulcan up close (and get a view of the surrounding area). It just felt like a cash grab. I would not bother going back.."
Alabama: Most Underrated
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville
Alabama's No. 1 fee-based attraction saw nearly 850,000 visitors in 2018, but according to residents, even more folks should be adding it to their bucket list.
The attraction is NASA's official visitor center for its Marshall Space Flight Center, and is considered one of the best space museums in the world.
Says onetermandout: "Fully engrossing, well laid out and very educational."
Alaska: Most Overrated
Denali National Park and Preserve
The 6 million-acre national park may feature the tallest mountain peak in North America, but those in Alaska find the wildlife-filled area a bit ho-hum, especially since you can't fully access the park for personal exploration.
Says hmoenb: "First off, you can't drive very far into this park. The only way to see anything is to pay for a bus tour...Second, we hardly saw any animals. I know Denali isn't a zoo, but I have to say that perhaps August is not an ideal time to visit the park. One can only look at mountains for so many hours before falling asleep."
Alaska: Most Underrated
Fjords of Alaska
The people of Alaska know just how beautiful their state is, and consider its fjords sadly underrated. Glaciers flowing (very slowly) through the landscape leave deep inlets that are often visited by passengers on cruises in Alaska's Inside Passage to Tracy Arm Fjord, which is still being carved by its glacier. The natural attraction is pretty darn stunning.
Says Breyug01: "The scenery was majestic and breathtaking! Pictures taken by a camera doesn't catch the vast beauty."
Arizona: Most Overrated
Yup. You read that correctly. The folks in Arizona think the Grand Canyon is a bit overrated — not a bad place to visit by any means, mind you, just more glorified than it deserves to be.
Sure, it's huge and there are hikes, river-rafting trips, mule rides and more, but the residents feel the state has much more to offer, without the hordes of people getting in the way.
Says Tabatha E: "I thought it was going to be a magical experience. There were so many people that you literally could not walk down the path. So many just want a pic on social media doing outrageous things—standing on the edge, feeding squirrels directly in front of the sign that says not to—there was no peace. I was there for 20 minutes and could not get out fast enough."
Arizona: Most Underrated
Surrounded by red that glows during sunrise and sunset, Sedona is a town that doesn't get as much press as, say, Phoenix or Scottsdale. And it should!
Not only is the town ripe for trail hiking — including, no less, near a place called Enchantment Resort — but it is an artist community filled with top-notch galleries and shops.
Says happydiner37: "What makes this place stand out is the mountains are this stunning red, and when you go into the town not only are you surrounded by these amazing mountains but the whole town is red too."
Arkansas: Most Overrated
Hot Springs National Park
Again, it's the crowds that make Arkansas' famous Hot Springs something to avoid. Not only is it crowded, but the national park is also located in the city, practically converting the town into the park.
Says terrigriffin: "If you are truly into the National parks, you'll hate this one. It is the only national park that is in a city. It is tourist hell. There is some beautiful natural scenery but it's ruined by the experience of being in a city."
Arkansas: Most Underrated
The polar opposite of Hot Springs is Eureka Springs, providing you the same awesome beauty and thermal springs, sans the tourists. Not a national park, this historical town has a charming downtown, as well as wildlife centers, breweries and wineries, and the Blue Spring Heritage Center's lovely botanical garden.
Says Yodatravel: "We just thought [it'd be] a small pool of water. It’s a beautiful, peaceful walk through a garden and history as well. An hour or so is what it takes. Well worth it."
California: Most Overrated
Disneyland Park, Anaheim
Where some may see fairytale worlds as heaven on earth, others (us included) see extremely long lines as the money in our pockets flies away. Maybe we wouldn't mind paying the high prices if we could actually ride all of the rides in one day, which is practically impossible in every way.
Says mysterioustraveler90: "Extremely expensive. Waited for hours in line. I think we managed to get on four rides the entire day. I would never go back."
California: Most Underrated
OK, we know California has a lot of cool stuff, from national parks to beaches to museums aplenty, but a lot of those are already highly regarded. One thing that seemingly flies under the radar just a few hours south of Disney is a theme park that still provides a happy experience. The first of its kind when it opened in 1999, the amusement park is geared toward young kids, as well as those who just love Legos. Rides, a water park and cool Lego creations are all found in the sleepy town of Carlsbad, which — bonus — is also less expensive than nearby San Diego.
Says Cory D: "Great place for kids AND adults! Legoland had much more than I expected. Plus there was the Sea Life aquarium and the water park. We had an amazing time with our son! Reasonable pricing on the monthly plan."
Colorado: Most Overrated
We are as surprised as the next person that the ski resorts of Colorado got flagged as the most overrated, when the state's slopes in Aspen, Vail, Telluride and Breckenridge are renowned the world over. Chalk this up to Colorado's embarrassment of riches, making it impossible to choose an overrated attraction that isn't still pretty great.
Plus, we'll admit, these resorts can get overcrowded in the high seasons and typically cater only to those with lots of cash to spare.
Says Brettwhit of Vail Mountain Resort: "This resort is more for rich people who aren't interested in real skiing. Terrain is mostly flat and very tame. Too many people. Artificial village. And crazy prices. Double the price of comparable resorts."
Colorado: Most Underrated
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs
Found near Pikes Peak, this stunning National Natural Landmark is a great spot for hiking, with views you can't beat. Nearly 13,000 reviewers on TripAdvisor give it a coveted 5-star rating.
Says FloridiansMiami: "Wow, what a beautiful place! We had to wait for visitor's center to open but the views were amazing so we didn't mind waiting. Take your time visiting this place! Don't rush through it! Enjoy the beauty!"
Connecticut: Most Overrated AND Most Underrated
Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk
Interestingly, opinions on this aquarium are completely split: Locals call it the most overrated and most underrated attraction in equal measure!
Those who dislike the aquarium complain about its relatively small size. But those who love it say this size makes it great for little ones, requiring just a couple hours to take everything in.
So basically it's a matter of what you're looking for.
Says Sandra H: "I cannot see how this is voted the best aquarium in ct. It is tiny, disorganized and not well kept."
Says CharlesW1714: "Great for kids. Lots of hands on exhibits and sea animals and fish. Great experience and recommend highly."
Delaware: Most Overrated
The old-fashioned Victorian town along a stretch of beach is one of the most popular places in Delaware. But as one of the only beach areas in the state, it also attracts tons of visitors, making it feel a bit like a tourist trap. Plus, parking is a nightmare.
Says SpyRay: "Prepare to be ticketed. Seriously, there is a t-shirt that has been created by the businesses there because of the City of Rehoboth and their parking entrapment."
Delaware: Most Underrated
Delaware Bay, Lewes
Instead, explore Delaware's beautiful shoreline by boat, be it a sailboat, motorboat, tour boat or kayak. Be sure to visit the iconic lighthouse, Breakwater Light, which can only be reached by seafaring vessel.
Says BJYoung: "Make sure to bring a camera. We had over 200 dolphins swim next to the boat. Amazing! The crew was very friendly shared a lot of information about the lighthouses, the bay and the coast of Lewes."
Florida: Most Overrated
Disney World, Orlando
Florida is a big state — 65,755 square miles, to be exact — and yet, when most people think of the Sunshine State, they think of Disney World. Like its California sister, it's expensive, overcrowded, and not a true reflection of all the great attractions and sites to see.
Says cuneytgunes: "If you wanna spend a little fortune to wait in the queue all the day long and experience only 3-4 rides, than this is the place for you! We had to wait around 1 and a half hour for each ride and tens of minutes in the foodcourt. It is expensive and crowded. Would never recommend it to anyone!"
Florida: Most Underrated
Busch Gardens, Tampa
If amusement parks are what you seek in Florida, Busch Gardens in Tampa is not too far from Orlando and features two great parks in one. You'll find scream-inducing rollercoasters and rides to entertain all ages, as well as a wildlife habitat that's been around since long before Disney World's Animal Kingdom. Busch Gardens features more than 200 species of animals, including endangered and exotic types.
Says David D: "If you like roller coasters and seeing some exotic animals, you will enjoy Busch Gardens. It never seems to be as busy as the 'other parks' in central Florida, so you can access the rides with much shorter wait times."
Georgia: Most Overrated
World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta
As the birthplace of Coca-Cola, this museum/tourist trap wants to convince visitors it's not just trying to sell more soda. But tasting rooms, advertisements and films all hype Coke — meaning you're paying to essentially experience one giant ad.
Says rebeccap527: "Simply not worth going to! There's so much else you can do in Atlanta than wasting your time and money for this place."
Georgia: Most Underrated
Atlanta has great historical sites to check out, but completely underrated is its zoo. More than 1,000 animals are on hand, including one of the largest populations of gorillas in the country. Prepare for some serious adorableness when new baby gorillas tumble about.
Says JPeteinSONJ: "This is probably the best, most walkable zoo I’ve been to in a long time. The animals were presented in habitats that seem wonderful for them, and without the old fashioned fences, etc. they seemed genuinely cared for."
Hawaii: Most Overrated
Waikiki Beach, Honolulu
Splashing onto the scene in the 1960s thanks to the notoriety of surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku, Waikiki Beach remains one of the most famous beaches in the world. Which explains the crowds.
Why visit Hawaii, covered in beautiful, tucked-away beaches, just to sit on a beach filled with tourists?
Says Nancy T: "Ridiculously crowded! Not my kind of beach. Rent a car, travel around the island and find another beach!"
Hawaii: Most Underrated
Hawaii's beaches may be quite a draw, but don't miss the state's rainforested trails. Just a few miles from Waikiki Beach is Diamond Head, with some of the best views available when you reach the top. Every island has trails — it's easy to hike a different trail every day of your trip and uncover something new.
Says mmurphy1321: "Diamond Head is a must-do hike in Oahu."
Idaho: Most Overrated
With skiing in the winter and outdoor recreation in the summer, Sun Valley is one of the most popular destinations in Idaho. Yet residents think it's not worthy of its fame.
Says Natsy42: "We didn't stay here, but everyone said we simply 'had to see the resort.' Honestly, I don't see what the big deal is. If you like overpriced boutiques and food, go ahead and swing by. We wandered around for about an hour trying to figure out what all the hype was about. Maybe if you stay there, you'd like it more, but honestly, I don't know who could afford it."
Idaho: Most Underrated
Craters of the Moon, Arco
Old lava flow left behind a unique landscape that today comprises this National Monument. You'll feel like you're walking on the moon.
Lave tubes provide for memorable cave-trail hiking, and the park is an International Dark Sky Park, meaning the stargazing is out of this world.
Says mvetock: "If you are in the area this is a must stop. You can take a scenic 7 mile drive through the park with stops along the way. The lava and scenery is unique yet beautiful. It's like being on another planet."
Illinois: Most Overrated
The Bean, Chicago
Officially known as Cloud Gate, this public mirrored sculpture was installed for the opening of Millennium Park. Since 2004, people have flocked to the Bean for photos thrown onto social media (#thebean).
Chicago is a historic city filled with museums, sporting events, amusements and more. So why all the hubbub about one sculpture?
Says Zach S: "Just to reach it, one must schlep over to and then into Millennium Park, through droves of loud tourists all along the way only to arrive at a blob-shaped mirror that vaguely resembles a bean. It is as unremarkable as it sounds."
Illinois: Most Underrated
Starved Rock State Park, Utica
It's a strange phenomenon that most travelers not from Illinois think of Chicago as the only place to visit. In Utica, the Illinois River flows through sandstone rock, creating a stunning landscape not often found on bucket lists. It's time for this to change.
Says Bee_: "This park is a gem and not to be missed. The history, the geography, the scenery is wonderful. Can't wait to get out on the hiking trails on our next visit."
Indiana: Most Overrated
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis
Every May, the Indianapolis 500 takes over the Speedway and becomes the biggest draw to the state of Indiana. Otherwise, it's mainly a museum, and a small one at that.
Says RPM9: "With such a history, expectations were high for this museum. Whilst it houses some amazing cars, the history & atmosphere of the circuit is not really captured. The methods of presentation are dated. The museum doesn’t even have an outdoor viewpoint of the track. It needs some investment."
Indiana: Most Underrated
Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton
Nestled along Lake Michigan, Indiana's shoreline is met with dunes and forests in a setting that would have most people asking, "This is Indiana?"
This state park will challenge every stereotype you have about Indiana being only farmland.
Says Geoff D: "While the shore and the dunes are beautiful and interesting I think the old growth black oak forest (some up to 140 feet high and many hundreds of years old) is the gem of this park."
Iowa: Most Overrated
Iowa State Fair, Des Moines
More than a million people attend the annual Iowa State Fair, which has been operating since 1854. The people of Iowa do like their two-week fair, but they also note that it can be overwhelming and overpriced. Moreover, it shouldn't be the first and sometimes only thing people think of when they think of Iowa.
Says Pat N: "I've lived in central Iowa all my life and still do not understand the appeal of the Iowa State Fair. It's crowded, hot and full of overpriced food. There is the occasional band on a side stage, but I seriously do not understand the appeal walking around, looking at livestock and paying too much for food."
Iowa: Most Underrated
Instead of seeking out breathing space at the State Fair's Midway, head to the overlooked Adventureland theme park, filled with coasters, water rides and other thrilling attractions. There are more than 100 rides to enjoy at this all-ages park outside of Des Moines.
Says Alice b: We have read all the reviews and I'm happy to say IT WAS WONDERFUL!! It was very clean and all of the staff were great! Not too long of lines. Food was OK not great, but our overall trip was GREAT!!!
Kansas: Most Overrated
World's Largest Ball of Twine, Cawker City
What began in 1953 has become the World's Largest Ball of Twine, weighing more than 5,000 pounds and standing 8 feet high. And that's it. It's a ball of twine. Surely there is something better you can do with your time when visiting Kansas?
Says Emma B: "My friend wanted to add twine to the ball, but they only allow people to do this once a year so that it can measured and added to the total. It makes sense, but you can't leave your own mark unless it's during this event."
Kansas: Most Underrated
In the eastern reaches of Kansas, covered in prairie tall grass, is an area made up mostly of flint rock. An excellent interactive science museum, the Flint Hills Discovery Center, was added in 2012.
Says Christiantopher: "If you are looking for the opportunity to learn more about the Flint Hills region while you are in Manhattan, this is the place to visit. The museum is very interactive and is a great place to take young children and science-lovers, but people of all ages and interests will be intrigued!"
Kentucky: Most Overrated
Churchill Downs, Louisville
Home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875, Churchill Downs is probably the first attraction that popped into your mind when you thought of things to do in Kentucky. In 2018, 157,000 people attended the races, but Kentuckians want visitors to understand that horse racing isn't the bee's knees.
Says H7617SBjanem: "Overpriced & overrated. There are better places to spend your time and money in Louisville. Derby is not cool either. That’s why only D-list celebrities attend."
Kentucky: Most Underrated
Mammoth Cave National Park
What's better than watching horses sprint around a track? A 336-mile cave system that is the longest in the world. At Mammoth Cave Park, you can traverse the caves that man has been exploring for 4,000 years.
Says Lynn S: "I have lived in this area most of my life. I love this place so much. It is beautiful and peaceful. There are trails and waterways to explore, not to mention the cave itself. You will not be disappointed!"
Louisiana: Most Overrated
Bourbon Street, New Orleans
The French Quarter may be the "Crown Jewel of New Orleans," but Bourbon Street is just one long street of bars and drunken tourists on a typical night, let alone during Mardi Gras. This street no way encompasses the culture of NOLA or Louisiana.
Says rh2473: "Incredibly tacky, tatty, drunk ridden pit. Neon lights, ropey bands, loud bars. Place looked full of drunken degenerates and dubious bars. Overpriced and shabby. For proper music and a bit of authenticity try Frenchman Street."
Louisiana: Most Underrated
Louisiana State Parks
Louisiana is truly unlike any other state, filled with gulf-front beaches, tree-lined trails and bayous that can be explored by airboat. Bayou Segnette State Park even offers floating cabins, safely tucked away from alligators.
Says abm1991: "We saw more wildlife than in the Great Smokies! There were alligators in the swamp, deer just milling around and we even saw an armadillo having a bath in a puddle."
Maine: Most Overrated
Old Orchard Beach
Maine has more coastline than California, yet the majority of people seem to think Old Orchard Beach, south of Portland, is the only place to enjoy the water. The beach's pier is covered with bars and games — New England's answer to a tourist-trap beach boardwalk.
Says pennstatekelly: "The beach itself is fine. The shops, the town, the pier? They are absolutely filthy and disgusting. I have been to numerous beaches across the country and this one was by far the worst."
Maine: Most Underrated
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
One of the best national parks in America can be found on an island off the coast of Maine. It's a spectacular site during all four seasons, but most of its 3.5 million annual visitors love the cool summer temps and time on the water best.
Says gwenw184: "The drive around Acadia National Park is just so stunning and fun. We loved every minute of our trip there—really feeling close with nature."
Maryland: Most Overrated
With its 3-mile boardwalk filled with amusements, Ocean City has long been touted as a summer playground for families, home to beach, amusement parks, water slides and plenty of saltwater taffy. Honestly, it has much to recommend it, and 85 percent of TripAdvisor reviewers sing its praises.
Still, it can get over-busy, and there are some who say it's attractions aren't worth the prices they charge.
Says Phil S: "My wife and I wanted to see Ocean City and the boardwalk after hearing so much about it. We are glad to have seen it and know it's not for us. The boardwalk has cheap tourist beach type stores and cheap restaurants where quantity is more important than quality. Ocean City Boardwalk, in summary, is over-hyped."
Maryland: Most Underrated
Baltimore Inner Harbor
While it doesn't have a beach and arcade games, the waterfront of downtown Baltimore provides a relaxing, yet cultured setting. The Inner Harbor is home to an aquarium, science museum, children's museum, historic ships, shopping and dining, not to mention boat rides.
Says WillM8741: "The Inner Harbor is a great place to visit. It's good for walking around, bringing your family, or going for a run. There are multiple stores and restaurants to go to. You can take a boat ride. It's a nice place to take pictures. If you're visiting Baltimore you should visit it; it's a good place to go for a day."
Massachusetts: Most Overrated
Americans are taught that the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, and undoubtedly, this is a very cool fact. But as for the rock itself, dated with the arrival of the Pilgrims, which no one can actually prove is even the real rock from 1620? Yeah, not so much.
This is, simply, a rock.
Says mtzstang: "It was just a rock. It could be any rock with a year engraved. I was expecting it to be at ground level, but instead you look down into a square area. About 10 feet lower than the ground. Very much a gimmick. Don't waste your time."
Massachusetts: Most Underrated
The many awesome attractions in Boston and the beaches found along its capes and islands get most of the recognition. Alas, the mountains of Western Massachusetts don't enjoy equal fanfare. This is a shame, as during the summer and fall, the Berkshires is a magical tree-covered setting.
Says Ruth B: "When a New England summer is in full swing the best thing to do is as little as possible."
Michigan: Most Overrated
The Victorian Era remains alive and well on Mackinac Island in upper Lake Michigan. There are horse-drawn carriages, the Grand Hotel's front porch views, the quaint town of Fort Mackinac...and, say Michiganians, massive crowds of tourists.
Says TheSessions: "Recently visited Mackinaw Island and stayed at The Grand Hotel upon the recommendation from friends. I was thrilled to visit such an iconic property and was excited for our visit. Sadly to property has been turned into a tourist trap. Way overrated! Nothing grand about the Grand."
Michigan: Most Underrated
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising
If this picture doesn't say it all! Located on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (which is actually above the state of Wisconsin), this area is near to Mackinac, yet far less crowded. Follow the many trails to see waterfalls, beaches and cool rock formations.
Says hgraves81: "You will not be disappointed. The hike is well worth it. Especially the round trim 10-11 mile hike to Mosquito Beach to Chapel Rock. There are so many breathtaking views along the way. Nothing like it in the world. This is truly a one of a kind gem that you will never forget."
Minnesota: Most Overrated
Mall of America, Bloomington
At nearly 5 million square feet of space, Minnesota's biggest draw — it welcomes 40 million annual visitors — is home to an amusement park, aquarium, multiple dining and entertainment establishments, a wedding chapel, and over 500 stores. But at the end of the day, it is a mall. Must one travel to visit a mall?
Says colleenh233: "Giant mall. If you’re bored and it’s too hot or too cold you can go shopping for all the things you don’t need. They even have a Ferris wheel. Worst of America. Zero culture. Trapped inside."
Minnesota: Most Underrated
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Duluth
Not trapping tourists indoors is this scenic area of Northern Minnesota, where visitors can boat and hike. More than 1 million acres inside the Superior National Forest is the perfect place for anti-retail therapy, with "only" 250,000 annual visitors.
Says Christel H: "Have to go. Canoed and hiked the boundary waters area. Challenging and gorgeous hikes. Have never seen such clear, clean water, clean air, quiet and beautiful."
Mississippi: Most Overrated
Built as a means to lure travelers to the Gulf Coast, as well as make lots of dough, the casinos of Mississippi bring in nearly 67 percent of the state's visitors, as well as more than $2 billion a year.
But make no mistake: This is no Las Vegas. The subpar entertainment, lack of glamor, and shabby properties and amenities make Mississippi casinos a big tourist trap, locals say.
Says anita c: "Too crowded, too expensive, too much trouble to visit."
Mississippi: Most Underrated
Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo
Connecting Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee, this 444-mile greenway makes for a relaxing, uncrowded and peaceful drive. The speed limit stays low to help you sit back and enjoy the state.
Says bayoutown1958: "The Natchez Trace Parkway is the most amazing experience for driving, camping, and hiking. We have traveled it many times, toured the stops, and camped along the Trace. The history behind the trace is just fascinating and it is just beautiful any time of the year."
Missouri: Most Overrated
The Arch, St. Louis
The official Gateway between the east and west, the 630-foot-tall Arch is the world's largest. You can take a tram to the top and take the expected social media shot, but other than that? Well, Missouri, and St. Louis for that matter, have better things to do and see than this oft-visited monument.
Says aaronwJ7516WM: "Nah. Skip the ride to the top. Wait in line to wait in a line to wait in a line to get into a tiny claustrophobic pod with no air filtration or views of anything besides steel beams to help alleviate the 4 minute ride to the top. Once at the top, about 5 times as many people as should be allowed in such a tiny space are squeezing around each other and children are crawling all over the windows, so you again wait in line to get to the window and snap your picture and then wait in line again to get on the elevator down."
Missouri: Most Underrated
St. Louis Zoo
One of the city's "worth it" spots is its expansive zoo featuring more than 6,600 animals. Spreading across 89 acres with 15 different exhibit areas, the best part of this attraction is it is free to enter — one of only a few free zoos in the country.
Says jackiesphotography: "The St. Louis zoo is world class- it has an amazing collection of animals, well kept facilities, excellent conservation efforts, quality guest amenities and the best part is that it is free, so there's no pressure to see everything in one visit!"
Montana: Most Overrated
As Yellowstone is so large, it's mostly located in Wyoming but crosses into Montana and Idaho as well. West Yellowstone is Montana's portion of the national park, famous for geysers and buffalo. It's beautiful, no doubt, but also swarmed with people, welcoming 4 million visitors a year. That's why residents suggest visiting the state's other fantastic park instead.
Says muleyfever: "Sad to say over the years the bison, elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, moose and antelope populations [seem] to be in a steep decline. The last 15 years seems to have done a lot to lessen the population of these beautiful animals."
Montana: Most Underrated
Glacier National Park
For similar scenery and wildlife in Montana, Glacier National Park receives 1 million fewer visitors than Yellowstone and is considered "The Crown of the Continent" for its glacier-carved landscape. You'll find waterfalls, river rafting, hiking and horseback trails — all the things you can do in Yellowstone, basically, with thinner crowds around to hinder your experience. Oh yes, and you can see glaciers too.
Says weswwwz71: "A beautiful place and nice hike. We really enjoyed going to Grinnell Glacier. Lots of scenery and wildlife!"
Nebraska: Most Overrated
Chimney Rock, Bayard
American pioneers traveling out West first encountered this rock, now a national monument. Standing about 300 feet above a valley, it's hard to miss. But you can't climb it or get very close. And as it turns out, staring at a rock from afar isn't all that fun. The visitor's center is also a bit yawn-worthy.
Says AuntieM64: "Chimney Rock was a sentinel on the Oregon Trail. Today it can still be seen for miles, and stands tall and proud in the middle of the plains. You cannot walk up to or around Chimney Rock and must view it from a distance."
Nebraska: Most Underrated
Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Omaha
For a more immersive experience, Nebraskans suggest a visit to the Henry Doorly Zoo, which includes an aquarium, underground caves and exotic animals across its 130 acres. More than 80 percent of reviewers give it "excellent" marks, and the zoo is considered one of the best in the world.
Says JDGal1987: "The Henry Doorly Zoo never fails to deliver a fun day. The zoo is full of activities for everyone; something for all ages. So much to see and do... We arrived at opening and left at closing. You won't be disappointed."
Nevada: Most Overrated
The Strip, Las Vegas
Every movie filmed in Las Vegas ultimately includes a scene from The Strip. This is the 4.2-mile stretch of the city's biggest and most over-the-top casinos, restaurants and entertainment complexes, plus a dizzying array of lights. It's also, for Nevadans, the equivalent of Times Square for New Yorkers — too full of tourists and a place best avoided at all costs.
Says TeleOp: "Crazy. Came to see it and now we have; my wife and I will doubtless never return. Noisy, bright, smells of weed, dirty, unbearably hot in August even at night, rude people who think they are oh-so-important, expensive, young children out way too late seeing stuff they don’t need to .... why bring them to a place like this? Been here and do not want the T-shirt."
Nevada: Most Underrated
Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas
Less than a half-hour drive from The Strip, if you can believe it, is the national conservation area known as Red Rock Canyon. With a one-way scenic loop trail, you can easily walk through the red rocks and forget you are in Vegas. Eight-six percent of reviewers love spending time here, far removed from the neon lights.
Says Gaylemae: "The colors of rock and how it is worn will amaze you. The breeze will be a wonderful escape from the heat of the Strip. Also, the only sound is the birds! No smoke, no crowds, just beautiful nature."
New Hampshire: Most Overrated
Old Man of the Mountain, Franconia
Once upon a time, Franconia Notch State Park's mountain had a rock formation that looked like the side profile of a man. A symbol of New Hampshire, the Old Man of the Mountain can still be found on state license plates. Yet the rock formation tumbled in 2003, and all that is left is the plaza where people once viewed him.
Says ericpaci: "Don't waste your time. Going here is like going to a cow pasture and having someone tell you this is where the amazon rainforest used to be."
New Hampshire: Most Underrated
If you want to enjoy New Hampshire's mountains, do it right: Visit the White Mountains. Beautiful throughout the year, these mountains offer hiking trails, river rafting, ski slopes and picture-perfect scenery.
Says mainemountainbear: "Northern New England’s perfect four-season destination. If you crave the rugged outdoors, this is the place to be! Part of the far more extensive Appalachian Mountains, when I visited, in mid-summer, many parts of the White Mountains were immensely popular and heavily visited, intensively used, and yet still somehow sublime."
New Jersey: Most Overrated
We bet you expected this to be considered the worst of New Jersey, especially since MTV's "Jersey Shore" has prominently showcased the worst aspects of the area. But we will say that while, yes, parts of The Shore are as tacky as what's shown on the reality show, the farther south you go "Down the Shore," the better it gets. (Cape May is especially lovely.)
Says _kcnlu2 of The Shore's Atlantic City Boardwalk, the most iconic attraction on the coast: "Dirty, dingy, smelly awful. Cheap seedy shops and eateries. Tried to use the public restroom and almost vomited. Disgraceful."
New Jersey: Most Underrated
State and Federal Parks
Often a surprise to first-time visitors to New Jersey is that it truly is the Garden State. One of the best parks is Delaware Water Gap, where the Delaware River runs between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as other parks along the river. Views of the gap require a fairly strenuous hike, but are well worth the effort to experience. Plus, the natural attraction is located less than two hours from Manhattan.
Says tmoonk: "A beautiful area to visit. Lots to do in the area, especially if you love to hike. A great spot to just relax and get away from it all."
New Mexico: Most Overrated
You made it all the way to New Mexico and decided to look for aliens? Capitalizing on Area 51's rumored UFO/alien research base, Roswell is filled with kitschy E.T.-inspired attractions — and that's just not what this state is all about.
Says Damien_Collindale of the city's UFO Museum: "It isn't like you could come all the way to Roswell and not go to the Alien Museum. There is a lot of information. The trouble is, it is all in huge blocks of text. All over the walls. They might as well have cut out pages of books and taped that up on the walls. Children are going to get bored here very quick. It isn't for them."
New Mexico: Most Underrated
Now this is more like it: Visit New Mexico's stunning underground and, instead of rumored alien life forces, you'll witness alien-like caverns with underground lakes and tunnels. Hike or go on a guided tour to explore the unique geology found under the desert.
Says Peter K: "I have wanted to come here for years and was not disappointed with all that I saw. The formations seen and the way they were highlighted was great."
New York: Most Overrated
Statue of Liberty, New York City
Oh boy. Did New Yorkers really pick the symbol of America as the most overrated attraction on Rent Cafe's survey? Why yes, they did.
We don't agree with this one, and nor do more than 20,000 reviewers on TripAdvisor. But we get it: The crowds and epic lines can make it unappealing.
Says jemimahking: "You are herded like sheep from the moment you arrive. Made to queue for hours in the open in heat, as it is far too busy and uncontrolled. Everywhere is busy—the queues, the ferry, the island! We spent more time queuing than actually being on the island and going up the statue! We went up to the pedestal and it was all for a less than overwhelming view. Do yourself a favor and don't bother!
New York: Most Underrated
Now this is one we can agree on: Niagara Falls is the most underrated attraction in New York. Once a popular tourist destination for honeymooners in the 1950s, the tacky tourist shops and hotels that popped up diminished the tourism for a bit. But Niagara Falls has steadily been rejuvenating for the past 20 years, with wonderful American-side attractions like Cave of the Winds, which puts you beneath the spray of the majestic falls.
Says 1mattstein: "Niagara Falls are everything you imagine them to be and so much more! The power of the water falling over the cliffs creates its own micro climate or one of the world's largest misting systems."
North Carolina: Most Overrated
North Carolina's biggest and best amusement park receives more than 2 million visitors during its season, but considering its hot summer temps, stifling crowds and steep rates, it's not the place to be when visiting the state.
Says JaneMaxwellGordon: "2 and 3 hours wait at each ride. Everything overpriced. In 8 hours you get 3 rides. Then $16 to park? Greedy much? Biggest rip off in the country. They know our kids beg for it therefore they proceed to gouge us to death. And don’t get me started on the gangs of unaccompanied out of control teens rampaging through the park and kids throwing basketballs everywhere."
North Carolina: Most Underrated
Blue Ridge Mountains
John Denver was singing about West Virginia when he called the Blue Ridge Mountains "almost heaven," but they are just as heavenly in western North Carolina. You don't need to hike to enjoy the beauty; just follow along the Blue Ridge Parkway for one of America's most scenic drives.
Says edc3k5: "We drove the Blue Ridge Parkway while vacationing in NC! What a beautiful, spectacular ride! There were stops along the parkway where you could get out and overlook the beautiful mountain scenery and take pictures."
North Dakota: Most Overrated
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora
Named for the man who wanted to preserve America's lands and created the national park system, North Dakotans aren't particularly impressed with this national park. Perhaps it is because the entire state feels like one large national park?
TripAdvisor reviewers generally love it — of 1,600-plus reviews, less than a dozen were negative. Complaints that did pop up focused on its relatively limited offerings compared to other national parks.
Says Allen B: "We live near Grand Canyon, Zions, Bryce Canyon and Monument valley. TRNP doesn't compare well with those."
North Dakota: Most Underrated
International Peace Gardens, Dunseith
Created among 2,400 acres, this garden setting was introduced in 1932 as a place for peace between all nations. The gardens include various topography and more than 80,000 flowers and 5,000 species of cacti, as well as a special 9/11 memorial. Definitely a place to visit when in North Dakota!
Says Helen M: "Interesting, well-done, garden with lots of recreational opportunities. Half the the park is in the U.S. and half in Canada. Don't miss the floral clock or the 9/11 monument."
Ohio: Most Overrated
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland
Designed to celebrate the history of rock and roll in 150,000 square feet of museum space, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame feels like, frankly, one large Hard Rock Cafe.
Says Michelle D: "Looks like American Pickers have been there, took all the best stuff and left bits and pieces. Is it a Magical Mystery Tour? A Stairway to Heaven or a Highway to Hell? It’s a dirt road to a dead end. If you are a rock fan who loves 70’s rock and 80’s metal, this is not the place for you. Major disappointment."
Ohio: Most Underrated
Hocking Hills State Park
Ohioans prefer the rocks of Hocking Hills to the rock and roll Hall of Fame. Located in southeastern Ohio, near the border of Kentucky, this state park is filled with caves, waterfalls, hiking trails and rustic camping sites. Many visitors start at Ash Cave, to get their feet wet in the Hills for the first time.
Says Jessica W: "We hiked almost all the trails in the area. We also went during the week so we avoided a lot of the crowds. It was beautiful and serene. Very easy, paved trail in and little rougher trail around the edge, if you wish."
Oklahoma: Most Overrated
Bricktown, Oklahoma City
Taking a former warehouse district and rejuvenating it as Oklahoma City's place to be for dining and nightlife is both good and bad. The plus side? Cleaning up an eyesore and giving it new life. The negative? Lots of crowded bars and too much hype.
Says MNwanderers: "What's the hype about? Maybe it's better after dark, but this San Antonio river walk wanna-be was boring as heck for our family. Where are all the shops? Just a bunch of icky restaurants and a fake waterway with gross green water in it."
Oklahoma: Most Underrated
OKC National Memorial & Museum
Domestic terrorism devastated the nation when a bomb was detonated outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995. The city pays tribute to that tragedy's victims at this poignant memorial, featuring 168 chairs for those lost in the tragedy, including children at a daycare center located within the building.
Says Jeffrey S: "Fascinating, emotional, and moving experience. Learn how Oklahoma and the country came together to heal from this evil tragedy."
Oregon: Most Overrated
Voodoo Doughnuts, Portland and Eugene
Every state has its "must-have" food spot, and a few of those become so "viral" that they turn into nationwide must-sees. (Think Dylan's Candy Bar in New York or Georgetown Cupcakes in Washington, D.C.) Voodoo Doughnut wants to be that place by putting whimsical food items on doughnuts. And while it's certainly good, locals think there are better options, with fewer throngs of curious out-of-towners.
Says filbert78: "If you want to wait in line for overly sweet doughnuts with a bunch of hipsters who have not showered in days, then this is the place for you."
Oregon: Most Underrated
Crater Lake National Park
At nearly 1,950 feet deep, Crater Lake is one of the world's deepest lakes, found in the crater of a dormant volcano that once blew its top. Of course, hiking is a great way to see the snow-fed lake, but you can also drive along the rim to take in the views. TripAdvisor reviewers speak as highly of this under-hyped national park as the people of Oregon do, with 97 percent of reviewers rating it as very good to excellent.
Says loveliveplay: "My wife Kate and I visited this magnificent wonder on our way through touring Oregon. The truth is I do not even have words to describe how it made me feel. Appreciation, wonder, overwhelmed with emotion. I felt like a child again as if seeing something for the first time."
Pennsylvania: Most Overrated
Liberty Bell, Philadelphia
This symbol of America's freedom rang in Philadelphia to mark the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Except actually, this may or may not have been true. In reality, there were multiple bells in Philly at the time, and there are rumors that replica bells took the place of the original.
Says LBlblonde1: "I guess I’m not that much of a history buff bc I don’t like standing in a line and going through security only to see a bell with a crack in it!"
Pennsylvania: Most Underrated
Knoebel's Amusement Park, Elysburg
This family-owned and operated amusement park in the mountains of Pennsylvania harkens back to a simpler time. No admittance fee is charged to enjoy the park, which feels more like a huge carnival with its ticketing for rides, arcades and Midways.
Picnicking and pets are allowed, lines are never long, and you won't break the bank to take a family.
Says Richard R: "Took the family and grandchildren here for the day. We helped them open up and would have helped them closed but the family finally ran out of gas! What a great place to visit. It is also about all the other guests that attend here. They treat the place like it is their own and the grounds are neat and clean because of it. People just seem to be polite here and are not pushy."
Rhode Island: Most Overrated
Cliff Walk, Newport
Walking a 3.5-mile path along the cliff of Newport may sound overrated, but considering the path is behind the back lawns of Newport's biggest mansions — built by the likes of Rockefeller, for one — we are surprised Rhode Islanders think visitors should skip this attraction. The main complaint: Some of the hedges of the mansions are becoming too overgrown to get a view.
Says Jenise B: "So sad, unable to view beautiful properties as we had many years ago. This used to be an amazing walk to see the opulent homes of the gilded age. The view of the ocean is lovely and the many rose bushes."
Rhode Island: Most Underrated
Rhode Island isn't an island, but the state does have miles of shoreline and ample beaches to enjoy. At soft-sand shorelines and rock-covered beaches, you'll find lifeguards and parking are plentiful.
Try Second Beach (officially called Sachuest Beach) in Middleton for fewer crowds and calm waters.
Says ngFriday: "No traffic to get here from Boston like Cape Cod! Beautiful beach, fine sands, and the water is warm and not too rough like other ocean side beaches. 10 minutes to Newport and 3 minutes to Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refugee."
South Carolina: Most Overrated
South Carolina's popular Myrtle Beach is everything you would imagine it to be: boardwalks, amusement rides, mini-golf and wide stretches of beach. This doesn't sound too shabby, but many find the destination to be dirty, packed and unsafe.
Says sussexlanni: " We have usually gone to Gulf Shores, but decided to try something different. Area seems run down, dirty and overall not a good impression. Restaurants are below average."
South Carolina: Most Underrated
Get a true sense of South Carolina by visiting its historic city on the water, Charleston. Find pastel-colored homes, palm tree-filled parks and tours that cover the city's storied past. Locals love their City Market, which has been operating in its current structure since 1841.
Says Debra G of Charleston's City Market: "This market is full of artisans with a wide variety of items to purchase. On the weekends it is open at night as well and has musicians playing as you stroll by the vendors."
South Dakota: Most Overrated
Mount Rushmore, Keystone
One of America's most iconic sculptures, Mount Rushmore features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt carved into the side of a mountain. But did you know it's under construction into 2021?
Says Bob M: "Mount Rushmore itself is as spectacular as ever and will the first sight of the memorial is still a WOW moment. However, between now and early 2021, access to the memorial will be severely limited. You will be unable to visit the museum section of the memorial. Without being able to visit the museum, watch the videos and learn about the history behind Mount Rushmore, most will find the visit to be underwhelming, at best. The only access is up to the gift shop. Very disappointing."
South Dakota: Most Underrated
Badlands National Park
Earning its name with its rocky terrain, the national park is 379 square miles of buttes, as well as prairie land, in southwest South Dakota. Hiking is one way to explore the park, although scenic drives are plentiful as well.
Says Arn E: "Badlands presents a landscape you won't find anywhere else. Spiky, craggy mountain formations change to rounded colorful mounds. The uneven contours of the mountains contrast with the regular horizontal stripes from the geologic layering. The vast barren land of Badlands connects to the seemingly endless prairie."
Tennessee: Most Overrated
Graceland is far more loved by out-of-towners — it's ranked on TripAdvisor as the No. 1 attraction in Memphis — than locals. Tennessee residents say Elvis Presley's former home is expensive, crowded and just not worth it.
Says joyz2019: "The property is pretty small but the ticket is expensive. Definitely not a good experience. I was surprised by how good the reviews are."
Tennessee: Most Underrated
Dollywood, Pigeon Forge
Although Tennesseans don't like the tourist trap that once housed the King of Rock 'n Roll, they do love their country diva, Dolly Parton, and the amusement park she built in her hometown in eastern Tennessee. TripAdvisor travelers love her park, as well: 87 percent gave it very good or excellent ratings.
Says Raul G: "Definitely a place you want to visit! The park is filled with entertainment for all ages. The roller coasters are beyond anything I had expected and reignited my love for them. The food is incredible; go hungry! If you get too hot there are incredible shows you can watch and sing along too while you cool off. The scenery is very beautiful as the forestry is all around you. Can't wait to go back!"
Texas: Most Overrated
The Alamo, San Antonio
While Texans want you to remember the Alamo, they don't necessarily think you should visit the Alamo. The mission built in 1718 was overrun during its infamous battle in 1836 and now is a very small piece of history in the middle of San Antonio.
Says borna_9999: "Seriously guys?! This is a waste of time. It has nothing interesting to see. Just an old small church/base."
Texas: Most Underrated
Big Bend National Park
Everything is big in Texas, including its monumental national park that covers 801,153 acres. That's plenty of land to explore, featuring mountainous, canyon and flat terrains for hiking, riding and driving.
Says John L: "Most first time visitors to the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend NP will of course gravitate to the iconic 'Window Trail.' But another, more challenging trail awaits them on the Lost Mine Trail."
Utah: Most Overrated
Temple Square, Salt Lake City
The heart of Utah's Mormon church, Temple Square is a six-spired temple. Although its architecture is stunning on the outside, you cannot tour the inside unless you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Says HotelierJohn: "This is the heart of the Mormon faith, but a visit to the center of Salt Lake City is disappointing because it seems so uninviting. The tallest building in the city is the head office of the church. Business must be good."
Utah: Most Underrated
Arches National Park
Although Arches is one of the smallest national parks, its formations — mostly arches and spires — pack a giant punch. There are plenty of hiking trails, or those who want to see the natural monuments can do so via a scenic road.
Says MichiganCrew: "This drive is one not to be missed. We did in the morning and early evening to beat the traffic. Unbelievable views, lots of great shopping points. Highly recommend that you do this drive a couple of times!"
Vermont: Most Overrated
Ben & Jerry's Factory, Waterbury
Listen, we get it: Ben & Jerry's makes some damn good ice cream. But to drive all the way into northern Vermont to tour the factory that creates it? Why not buy some pints in a store and then enjoy them somewhere scenic instead?
Says Sam C: "Ho hum tour of the factory, although the tour guide was very nice. Short movie touting the company and small sample at the end. Thought it was a waste. We were very disappointed."
Vermont: Most Underrated
Vermont's best attraction is its great outdoors, from its mountains to its river to its lakes — such as Lake Champlain, where you can take boat cruises, kayak and swim.
Says bbbob84: "Nature and Natural Beauty is everywhere, but Lake Champlain is amazing. I enjoyed views of it from my hotel, Battery Park, Waterfront Park, Perkins Pier and Oakledge Park. Every perspective is a little unique with the distant horizons, lighthouses and marinas."
Virginia: Most Overrated
Now that you have read about Ocean City, Maryland and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, let's add Virginia Beach to the mix of overcrowded tourist beaches that don't excite locals.
Still, reviews show many travelers still really love Virginia Beach; it's just been getting a little sketchy.
Says Chene J: "I have been traveling to this beach my entire life and as of [late] the prices have skyrocketed and for no reason. There is not much to do outside of the beach. The restaurants are all just ok along with overpriced souvenir shops so I have no idea why they are charging more nightly than what I pay to go to Myrtle Beach that offers way more to do. A RIP OFF!"
Virginia: Most Underrated
Blue Ridge Mountains
Making its second appearance on this list are the heavenly Blue Ridge Mountains John Denver sang so sweetly about. Here, Shenandoah National Park, in the mountains, offers a 105-mile scenic drive.
Says Sanjeev_Sharma: "We covered the South Part for the drive. It is a beautiful mountain drive with lots of scenic views to look stop and look around it is that kind of drive where you can immerse yourself into nature and enjoy the scenic views."
Washington: Most Overrated
Space Needle, Seattle
The folks in Washington may not think the Space Needle is a big deal, but not seeing the city icon seems like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower. Then again, if it's expensive and has long lines, we get it.
Says Lanab64: "We waited more than 80 minutes to ride up the elevator which takes less than one minute. Then after seeing the view, waited more than 30 minutes to go back down. View was good but not worth more than 2 hours of our time."
Washington: Most Underrated
The Gorge, George
Red Rocks in Colorado may be more famous, but Washington's outdoor amphitheater set into a hill touts fabulous views and is the perfect spot for music lovers. Its nickname says it all: Heaven's Amphitheatre.
Says Partera60: "I had fantasized about seeing a gig at this concert venue, and finally made it happen. The views are incredible. The sound and sight lines are perfect."
West Virginia: Most Overrated
New River Gorge, Fayetteville
Hmph. This one stumps us, too. A beautiful river carving through dense forestry for 53 miles to make up an outdoor-lovers' paradise? What's not to like about this attraction, Rent Cafe? Even TripAdvisor reviewers think this is a spot-on dream — not a single bad review!
Says atasteofcreole: "It was an amazing visit, my only complaint was the hooligans who came running and jumped over the barrier and pushed everyone out the way and blocked the view."
West Virginia: Most Underrated
New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville
So, the Gorge is overrated, but the bridge over the gorge is underrated? This is a place to go to see the Gorge. Again, a great spot in West Virginia.
Says JeffreyE414: "Amazing views. We loved the hikes. The Bridge just adds to the beauty. The Visitor Center is well done: maps of trails, a short film, gift shop, museum and viewing decks."
Wisconsin: Most Overrated
Wisconsin Dells Water Parks
Known as the self-proclaimed "water park capital of the world," the Wisconsin Dells has become an over-run tourist destination that is all about over-priced water parks. The people of Wisconsin find these attractions to be overcrowded, overpriced and overrated. And they're over it.
Says Tammy B of the largest water park in the Dells: "So disappointing, will not return. I have been coming to the Dells every year for my entire lifetime. Noah's Ark is NOTHING like it used to be."
Wisconsin: Most Underrated
The Rest of Wisconsin Dells
Yet locals also find Wisconsin Dells underrated — the real Wisconsin Dells, that is. Visit Witches Gulch and walk through the narrow canyon paths, cruise down the dark river and take a swim in the Upper Dells.
Says ntflady: "Took a cruise down the river and a walk through this area. Both experiences were very interesting and quite stunning."
Wyoming: Most Overrated
Montana had Yellowstone on its list of overrated places, and Wyoming agrees. Loads of waterfalls and canyons in the Wyoming section of the park doesn't stop some from finding Old Faithful yawn-inducing.
Says Grfy86: "The amount of people and trying to find parking sucked any enjoyment out of the experience. I would suggest hiking to one of the lesser known geysers and doing your research on what time to arrive."
Wyoming: Most Underrated
Made infamous in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," Devils Tower National Park features a beautiful hiking trail around its base. TripAdvisor travelers agree: 99 percent recommend it!
Says Sandyd264: "This trail is about 2 miles 4 km long. It is paved with some relatively steep parts at the beginning and end. It provides an excellent perspective of the Tower from all sides."
Washington, D.C.: Most Overrated
The White House
Unless you request and are granted a pre-approved tour, a trip to D.C. won't include a spin around the White House. Rather, you'll stand behind a fence with a plethora of other people to catch a glimpse of the president's home.
Says LouLouSYD: "Can’t get close at all - temporary gates and cement blocks and police and people. Especially the front of the building - can’t see it for the trees. The back of the building you can see fairly well, it’s still not really worth it."
Washington, D.C.: Most Underrated
Rent Cafe's respondents really do love to spend their time outdoors, selecting three outside attractions as the most underrated in DC: The National Arboretum, Rock Creek Park and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Says Ruth G of Rock Creek Park: "This is a beautiful natural area that runs though D.C. There are winding roads, picnic areas, playing fields, walking trails, horse trails (and a horse center where you can rent a mount)."
Adds 217chadl of the Arboretum: "Most Underrated Destination in D.C. This is a must if you want to avoid the crowds and get away from the city. I especially like the Asia Gardens and the numerous trails."