Massachusetts Spot is the second most overrated tourist trap in the world

Massachusetts is home to MANY attractions across the state. When you're planning a summer vacation, you want to visit all of the top spots that make for a perfect trip. But what if one of those summer destinations was touted as being incredibly awesome, but then unfortunately turns out to be very disappointing? A tourist trap, perhaps? It seems that in Massachusetts, you'll find one of the most overrated tourist traps, not just in the US, but in the entire world.

'USA Today' recently published its list of The 100 biggest tourist traps worldwide. USA Today looked through 23.2 million Google reviews of the world's 500 most popular tourist attractions and was in the process of compiling its top 100 list. And sure enough, the Bay State has one of the world's most overrated tourist traps at number 2 on the list. It's a place that draws tons of visitors, not just in the fall months during Halloween season, but all year round. The second biggest tourist trap in the world is the Salem Witch Museum in Salem, MA.

Of course, the Salem Witch Museum is a tourist attraction that exists because of the Salem Witch Trials that took place in colonial Massachusetts in 1692. More than 200 people were accused and 20 people were executed for practicing witchcraft, also known as devil magic.

It seems strange that an amazing place that has so much to offer in terms of fascinating historical elements and knowledge doesn't appear in the list of the world's biggest tourist traps, but that's just how it is. We think that USA Today may not have done quite the right research in this case.

The biggest tourist trap in the world is the Four Corners Monument, which connects the four corners of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.

Maybe you want to see what people say about these attractions before your next vacation. Or maybe they're just tourist traps… Or maybe people have nothing better to do than write negative reviews on the internet, simply because they can. Who knows? Enjoy your summer vacation everyone!

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