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Directional signs to the gift shop and exit (Must go through the gift shop to get to the exit) Ripley's Aquarium, Myrtle Beach SC
Fremont Street Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tourist trap is an establishment, or group of establishments, that has been created or re-purposed with the aim of attracting tourists and their money. Tourist traps will typically provide services, entertainment, souvenirs and other products for tourists to purchase.
While the term may have negative connotations for some, such establishments may be viewed by tourists as fun and interesting diversions.
Tourist traps in the US 
In some areas like Ishpeming, Michigan, Flush toilets may be a sufficient draw to entice tourists to stop as they are not readily available at many tourist facilities in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Wall Drug, in South Dakota, began its tourist trade simply by offering ice water.
Tourist traps range significantly in size, from a single tree, to the city of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Term "Tourist trap" 
A few establishments take pride in the term and embody it into their names, such as "Da Yoopers Tourist Trap", run by the comedy troupe Da Yoopers in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and "The TOURIST TRAP" at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Other establishments like The "Trees of Mystery" in Klamath, California avoid the phrase.
See also