Tourists Should Stay Away From These 8 Dangerous and Popular Attractions!

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1. Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming

As beautiful as these hot springs are, you have to know that they are extremely dangerous! If you want to take a trip to the Grand Prismatic Spring in Wyoming, you will be completely fine as long as you are respecting all the recommendations and warning signs that the Park Rangers give you.

We can’t say that everyone does what they are told to do, which has led to many accidents and more than 20 deaths. People who’ve lost their lives fell into the boiling waters and couldn’t be saved.

There are also people who want to test out the waters’ temperature, even though they know it’s forbidden. They end up with strict and harsh burns, which let’s be honest, are not the best way to end a vacation!


What do you think about these 8 dangerous touristic attractions in the U.S.? Have you ever been to any of these? We are curious to find out more about your experiences, so make sure to let us know by leaving a comment in the section down below!

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10 thoughts on “Tourists Should Stay Away From These 8 Dangerous and Popular Attractions!”

  1. I have been to several of these n so have my adult children with their young families. You FOLLOW the rules and you will be ok!!

  2. I myself haven’t been to any of those places but being from Cherokee NC with the Great Smoky Mountains neighboring our Reservation, you see people taking risks all the time. Of course everyone loves seeing the wildlife but when they want to crowd up around the elk, putting themselves and the elk in danger, is not smart at all. The same goes for bears who are even more dangerous and to some people they don’t care! Clingman’s Dome and the Chimneys are other great places to see but not without risks. Not that far of a hike but the high elevations, steep paths to the top and sometimes high winds are unseen hazards to remember.

    1. Garry Calhoun

      Pure sensationalism. I’ve been to several of these places and never felt in danger. Follow the posted rules and you’ll be fine.

  3. Been to Pike Peak and we took the Tram, it’ a long but has some fantastic views. We looked at the road when we enjoying the top and my son and I said NO Thanks on the road it’ dangerous.

  4. Yes, we foolishly hiked Great Sand Dunes National park with the wrong shoes and no water. It was very hot and pushed my asthmatic wife to the edge trying to make it to the top. Medrano Creek was actually flowing when it shouldn’t have. That was some help to cool our feet. We are older but should have been wiser. Never saw the quicksand that this article mentioned. Good thing!

  5. Noel Weathers

    As a photographer I have been to 6 out of the 8 locations. As long as you obey the warning signs you will be okay, however some people just put themselves in harms way. In return it is the individuals fault. The warning signs are there for a reason.

  6. I totally agree. i have been to several of these also. Follow the rules, use common sense and you will be fine.

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