Thursday, November 30, 2017
Delightful Tourist Traps
Quirky, offbeat, out of the way, insane, and genuine. All words that easily come to mind when you visit the only bar and restaurant in Tortilla Flat Arizona. To get there you go about 25 miles south east of Phoenix, then north into the Superstition Mountains in Tonto National Forest. Follow the winding mountain road, past the lake, and you can't miss it. It is only about 20 miles from Apache Junction, but you better plan on at least an hour to drive it, more if like me, you want to pull off the side of the road every mile to take pictures.
The bar stools are topped with saddles, the walls are papered with dollar bills inscribed with greetings from past visitors. If you feel a little hesitation about eating there, that is normal. The food was good (chicken enchiladas,) the service was fast, and the experience was priceless. This is easily the tourist trap of the year for me.
Tell us about a fun tourist trap you have been to?
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roadside america - it's for rednecks only, but the model train layout is cool.ReplyDelete
I think Anne Marie is right. That was probably my last tourist trap also Yeats ago. And when traveling in Louisiania there was a restaurant that looked like a lady in a hoop skirt. It may have been called Mammy's, can't recall but the name seemed so wrong.ReplyDelete
Can a cruise ship be considered a tourist trap? If so, the Princess Cruise trip we took from San Francisco to Hawaii and back. If not, then it's Old Sacramento and the Railroad Museum there.ReplyDelete
I think I might need those bar stools. I can't think of a fun tourist trap at the moment. I can think of tourist traps, just not a fun one.ReplyDelete
This year I went to NO.ReplyDelete