The 11 worst tourist traps in Texas — and where to go instead

The Big Texan

It seems like no state has quite as much pride as Texas.

And from BBQ to Beyoncé, there’s plenty to be proud of.

However, there’s also plenty to avoid. From overrated Instagram backdrops to museums that simply aren’t worth your money, these are the worst tourist traps in Texas.

SEE ALSO: The worst tourist trap in every state

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Instead of waiting in line at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, go to Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q.

If waking up before 7 a.m. to wait in a 4.5-hour line really gets you going, look no further than the famous Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas. Sure, it’s tasty, but is anything really worth waiting that long for?

Instead, check out Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q, where you can walk right up to the counter and get deliciously juicy BBQ without the wait.

Instead of walking through piles of seaweed at Galveston Beach, go to South Padre Island.

Sure, the photos you see online of Galveston Beach are stunning, complete with white sand beaches and clear, blue waters; however, that is not the case in real life.

Unless you enjoy walking through mounds of smelly seaweed baking in the sun every time you want to get into the water — forget Galveston Beach. Instead, head to the beautiful shores of South Padre Island for a real beach getaway.

Instead of fighting through crowds at Comal River, visit the quieter waters of Guadalupe River.

If you’re looking for a relaxing float down the river, you definitely won’t find it at Comal River in New Braunfels. This popular river floating destination gets so jam-packed with drunken tubers that it’s near impossible to get some peace and quiet.

For a more serene float, head to the quieter waters of the Guadalupe River.

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Source: http://www.thisisinsider.com/texas-tourist-traps-2017-7

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