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9
Jan '16

Channeling the Harlem Globetrotters… in the Stone Age

SUBMITTED BY: Ben Cole    LOCATION: Los Angeles, California (2015) The “Levitated Mass” sculpture by Michael Heizer is a photo-op magnet at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Most goofballs pose with two arms pretending to hold up the floating boulder. But Ben wanted to put his own unique spin on the place. Get [...]

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20
Jan '15

Opening Act at the Whaling Museum

SUBMITTED BY: Eugene Mirman  LOCATION: New Bedford, Massachusetts (2015) Move aside, ventriloquism — taxidermy humor is the next big thing in standup comedy. However, the seal’s not laughing. As if his forced deer-in-the-headlights facial expression isn’t sad enough, he’s forever stuck as the opening act at a whale museum. (Eugene Mirman is the founding director [...]

Sun
11
Jan '15

Screaming For Legos

SUBMITTED BY: Kaden Garnick   LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2015) At Lego artist Nathan Sawaya‘s “Art of the Brick” exhibit, it’s much easier to channel “The Scream” than the Mona Lisa. Or is Kaden simply paying tribute to actor Macaulay Culkin in “Home Alone?” (Kaden Garnick is a creative middle school student who loves Legos and [...]

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28
Jan '13

Social Media Emperor

SUBMITTED BY: David Meerman Scott   LOCATION: Cairo, Egypt (2013) World famous papyrus researcher and Egyptian Ambassador Hassan Ragab was charmed by Disney’s EPCOT’s theme park — which inexplicably does not include Egypt — but he thought it was a bit “too computerized” for his tastes. Ragab’s attempt at a “more human” amusement park is the [...]

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25
Mar '12

Onward, Mormon Soldier!

SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos  LOCATION: San Diego, California (2012) The two biggest draws on the Old Town San Diego Trolley Tour are the free Mormon Battalion Museum and the free bottle of souvenir Hot Sauce. As you might suspect, free religious literature is also available in unlimited quantities.

Mon
12
Mar '12

Happy 100th Anniversary to the “Girl” Scouts

(In honor of the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary and the recent delivery of three boxes of Thin Mints to Tacky Tourist Photos headquarters, we are rerunning this classic submission from yesteryear.) SUBMITTED BY: Kris Carlson  LOCATION: Savannah, Georgia (1997) When Kris Carlson and her husband-to-be Phil were looking for a romantic honeymoon destination, they skipped [...]

Thu
29
Dec '11

Radioactive Cake

SUBMITTED BY: Debby Greenberg  LOCATION: Los Alamos, New Mexico (2011) So uranium yellowcake is a key ingredient for developing nuclear weapons, but you’re not supposed to eat it. That wasn’t the case with this celebratory mushroom cloud cake enjoyed by U.S. military generals after the 1946 nuclear tests at the Bikini Atoll.  A replica of [...]

Thu
1
Sep '11

Tough Guy Butterfly

SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Garnick and Sarah Ekbatani   LOCATION: Westford, Massachusetts (2010) There’s no better way to impress the ladies than to engage in some old-fashioned butterfly role play. (Kyle Garnick and Sarah Ekbatani are hip college students at the University of New Hampshire).

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28
Aug '11

What’s for dessert?

SUBMITTED BY: Tim Chapman   LOCATION: Hayward, Wisconsin (2009) These cute little anglers assume that this giant Sunfish will be satisfied with the worm and not go after the bigger treats at the end of the line. In addition to fulfilling fishing fantasies, the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame also lets you crawl inside [...]

Thu
18
Aug '11

First Dates

SUBMITTED BY: Kaeli Conforti   LOCATION: Nassau, Bahamas (2011) Young women just dig guys in silk ruffled shirts and unscrupulous morals. But an honest gorilla looking for love? — Forget it! (Kaeli Conforti is a New York City travel writer with a weakness for wax museums).

Thu
11
Aug '11

Warning to Cher: The pitfalls of plastic surgery

SUBMITTED BY: Gerry Cronin   LOCATION: Canobie Lake Park, Salem, NH (2011) Sonny & Cher, icons of cheesy 1970s entertainment, would be horrified by how they are being immortalized in a New Hampshire amusement park. The late Congressman Bono looks like one of those overstuffed pantyhose puppets. And Cher’s hair looks like vinyl siding. No amount [...]

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3
Aug '11

Gonna Fly Now… in Miniature!

SUBMITTED BY: Darren Garnick   LOCATION: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2010) Everyone knows how to retrace the historical steps of Sylvester Stallone. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a lot more accessible to tourists than the snowbanks of Siberia — if you have your heart set on recreating Rocky IV. But did you know that you can run [...]

Thu
14
Jul '11

Do I look fat in these basketball shorts?

SUBMITTED BY: Cosmo Macero Jr.   LOCATION: Springfield, Mass. (2011) There’s no pleasant way to say this, but the Basketball Hall of Fame has immortalized Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird as an anorexic. It wasn’t Mahatma Gandhi who fought for Celtics Pride against the oppressive Dr. J and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It wasn’t Nicole Richie who teamed [...]

Sat
4
Jun '11

Much sexier than the Bearded Lady

SUBMITTED BY: Carol Jones   LOCATION: Baraboo, Wisconsin (2009) There used to be a mystique surrounding a woman daring enough to flirt with a python. But today, snake ladies are quite commonplace at birthday parties, weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. Interested in the feminist trailblazers who forged the serpentine path for Britney Spears?  Check out the [...]

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2
Dec '10

Mashed by Potato

SUBMITTED BY: Ari G.   LOCATION: O’Leary, Prince Edward Island (Canada — 2009) It’s only a matter of time before this courageous kid’s triceps give out and he gets crushed by the potato! The World’s Largest Potato is at the Potato Museum in Western PEI. It is far superior to any Idaho or Maine potato exhibits, [...]