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Feb '16

What’s the Difference Between a Male and a Female Pineapple?

SUBMITTED BY: Brian Henderson and Nancy Wong    LOCATION: Helemano Plantation, Hawaii (2016) We are NOT by any means experts in fruit anatomy. But modesty aside, we can’t figure out why the pineapple on the right needs to wear a bra. Here’s another hole-in-the-head photo-op at the wonderfully kitschy Helemano Plantation: (Photojournalist Brian Henderson is [...]

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Nov '15

Endangered Gum Wall

SUBMITTED BY: Judy Cohen and Mosey Brown   LOCATION: Seattle, Washington (2015) With Seattle city officials announcing they will steam clean the infamous Market Theater Gum Wall at Pike Place next week, getting rid of an estimated one million pieces of Already-Been-Chewed (ABC) gum, we decided to pay homage to the site before it disappears [...]

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Mar '15

American Gothic Reimagined

SUBMITTED BY: Thomas Schmeh and Tan Chau Qun  LOCATION: Eldon, Iowa Only two roles to choose from: Somebody’s gotta play the wife! Here’s the original for comparison: No need to bring your own pitchfork. The American Gothic House Center, which celebrates the life of artist Grant Wood, provides tourists with complimentary props. (Thomas Schmeh is [...]

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Oct '14

Hands That Cut Through Stone

SUBMITTED BY: Jadelyn & Greig Nakamura  LOCATION: Arches National Park, Utah (2014) Pretending to hold a famous landmark, such as the Liberty Bell or the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is one of the toughest photo-ops to pull off. Everything needs to be perfect. The camera angle, the palm arc, the wind conditions, everything. The slightest [...]

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Oct '14

Yellowstone Challenge: Who’s the Alpha Male?

SUBMITTED BY: Steve Silberberg   LOCATION: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming(2014) It’s every guy’s fantasy to grow a pair of antlers and bang heads with anyone who threatens his backpacking dominance. We’ve never seen either of these guys lock antlers before, but we’re betting on the guy on the right. The guy without the pair of purple [...]

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Sep '14

Did he order the girly drink?

SUBMITTED BY: Barrie and Ilya Mirman  LOCATION: South Iceland (2014) Iceland is known as the Land of the Northern Lights, the Land of Few Vowels, and now… The Land of No Pants! (Tacky Tourist Photos co-founder Ilya Mirman is a rock-and-roll photographer specializing in heavy metal metal hair bands. Barrie is a frequent TTP contributor [...]

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Jun '14

Do You Wanna Be the Thief or the Drunkard?

SUBMITTED BY: The Cole Family of Colorado     LOCATION: London, England (2014) It’s not truly a family vacation until you’ve been publicly humiliated, right? Stockades are a staple photo-op of historical theme parks, whether it be commemorating the sadistic Pilgrims at Plimoth Plantation or even the Disney version of Revolutionary War America. But England’s Warwick Castle [...]

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May '14

You’d Have to be NUTS Not to Love This Photo

SUBMITTED BY: Barrie and Ilya Mirman   LOCATION: Belfast, Maine (2014) This nutcracker looks like a lobster, from the hue to the anatomy of the tail and claws. It even looks like the artist ran out of paint. But this “Head in the Hole” sign board photo-op at Perry’s Nut House gets an A+ for [...]

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Mar '14

Art Gallery Romance

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman  LOCATION: Maui, Hawaii (2014) One guest rule sorely missing from the Four Seasons Resort in Maui: Don’t leave saliva on the artwork. Sucking face with statues is a Tacky Tourist Tradition, whether it be the kissing the dry lips of the Egyptian Sphinx or puckering up with a common Boston Harbor [...]

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Jan '14

Counterfeit Elmo

SUBMITTED BY: Mike and Denise Reiss    LOCATION: Times Square, New York We don’t know what time this picture was really taken, but it is a bit odd that Elmo works the night shift after most kids have gone to bed. “At any one time there are four Elmos working Times Square,” Mike says.  “People are [...]

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Dec '13

Squirrel! (Who Says Disney is Just For Kids?)

SUBMITTED BY: Daryl Morey  LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2013) The #1 Dad Responsibility? Act like a goofball for your kids. “Dug,” the Talking Dog from the Disney/Pixar film “UP,” eagerly recreates his Squirrel pose thousands of times a day. It’s a role that Daryl can’t resist! (Daryl Morey is our top Tacky Tourist Photos correspondent from [...]

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Oct '13

How to Prove Your Love For The Red Sox

SUBMITTED BY: Alexandra Pecci   LOCATION: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts (2013) On the morning after their World Series triumph, we understand the impulse to show the Red Sox mascot a healthy dose of affection. But getting frisky with the statue of the mascot?  That’s diehard! (Alex Pecci is a freelance writer and cooking enthusiast based [...]

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Oct '13

Welcome to Detroit

SUBMITTED BY: Steve Buckley and Lindsay Berra  LOCATION: Detroit, Michigan (2013) Boston greets you with its cute little ducklings. Philadelphia has a giant clothespin and the LOVE sculpture. Minneapolis is proud of their giant spoon. Detroit?  Well, Detroit wants to punch you in the face. Exploring the Motor City before the Red Sox-Tigers playoff game, [...]

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Jul '13

The Most Excited British Tourist in America

SUBMITTED BY: Danny Bent   LOCATION: Route 66, Northern Arizona (2013) Phone booths are a rare sight indeed these days, let alone foreign ones on American soil. So you’ll have to forgive the enthusiasm of backflippin’ Danny Bent, who did a one-handed handstand when he saw a vandalized booth from his homeland. This is not a [...]

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Jun '13

World’s Tallest Party Hat

SUBMITTED BY: Jeff Palmucci   LOCATION: Tulsa, Oklahoma (2013) What kind of party can you throw for $8 million?  One where you can afford to build a few more giant party hats, a.k.a. The Oral Roberts University Prayer Tower — but also a party without food. In March 1987, TV evangelist Oral Roberts told his followers [...]