When taking in the sights in the Lone Star State, what should someone avoid going out of their way to see?

Business Insider broke down the worst place to check out in each state in the union. While there's no apparent criteria for now they came to their decision, a good deal of the traps listed are understandable. Heck, even die-hard Star Trek fans think having a monument in Iowa commemorating the future birthplace of Capt. Kirk is pretty ridiculous. But what did they determine to be the worst tourist trap in Texas? Don't worry, you'll remember it.


Yep, the Alamo made the list as the worst tourist trap in Texas. According to the site, they selected the Alamo because of its disappointing size (being considerably smaller than people anticipate), and only really being interesting for an hour or so to history buffs, not offering much to the average tourist.

Here's the complete list of the worst tourist traps. How many have you been to?

StateWorst Tourist Trap
AlabamaAve Maria Grotto
AlaskaThe North Pole
ArizonaThe Four Corners
ArkansasCrater of Diamonds State Park
CaliforniaHollywood Walk of Fame
ColoradoBuffalo Bill Grave & Museum
ConnecticutWild Bill's Nostalgia Store
DelawareRehoboth Beach Boardwalk
GeorgiaWorld of Coca-Cola
HawaiiWaikiki Beach
IdahoCraters of the Moon
IllinoisChicago's Magnificent Mile
IndianaNCAA Hall of Champions
IowaFuture Birthplace of Captain Kirk
KansasWorld's Largest Ball of Twine
KentuckyArk Encounter
LouisianaBourbon Street
MaineThe Desert of Maine
MarylandRipley's Believe It or Not!
MassachusettsFaneuil Hall and Quincy Market
MichiganMystery Spot
MinnesotaMall of America
MississippiBirthplace of Elvis
MissouriNuclear Waste Adventure Trail
Montana50000 Silver $ Bar
NevadaThe Venetian Gondolas
New HampshireClark's Trading Post
New JerseyAtlantic City Boardwalk
New MexicoRoswell
New YorkTimes Square
North CarolinaThe Blowing Rock
North DakotaThe Enchanted Highway
OhioA Christmas Story' House
OklahomaJ.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum
OregonUndersea Gardens
PennsylvaniaThe Liberty Bell
Rhode IslandMysterious Viking Tower
South CarolinaSouth of the Border
South DakotaWall Drug
TexasThe Alamo
UtahMoqui Cave
VermontRock of Ages
WashingtonGum Wall
West VirginiaThe Congressional Bunker
WisconsinMars Cheese Castle
WyomingFrontier Prison

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