America's 4 Yuckiest Tourist 'Attractions'

Including a wall of gum
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2014 8:09 AM CST
America's 4 Yuckiest Tourist 'Attractions'
Seattle's wall of gum is among the most disgusting tourist attractions.   (Shutterstock)

People might flock to the Grand Canyon or Notre Dame to experience great beauty—but, as any elementary-schooler can attest, total grossness can also draw a crowd. Fox News lists the most disgusting tourist attractions in the US:

  1. Seattle's gum wall: It's basically what it sounds like: a wall covered with gum. That's chewed gum, by the way, stuck there by tourists. And if you dig deep enough, legend has it you can find the 20-year-old piece that started it all.
  2. The world's biggest fungus: In Oregon's Malheur National Forest, you can find a fungal colony that covers 2,200 acres of land. All the Armillaria ostoyae, or honey mushrooms, put together would weigh in around 35,000 tons.

  1. Leila's Hair Museum: Head to Independence, Missouri, to visit a museum full of art made from hair. Hair art actually has a rich history, having been popular among Victorians. The oldest locks on display are from the 1600s.
  2. Berkeley Pit: OK, this one, in Butte, Montana, might not actually look that bad. It's a former copper mine where the water is reddish. But you definitely wouldn't want to touch the liquid, which is so full of toxic pollutants that 342 geese died after a flock landed on it in 1995.
Head to Fox News to discover the grossest foreign destination. (More tourist attraction stories.)

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