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This New England tourist attraction is one of the most boring in the world

Have you ever gone to a tourist attraction hoping it was more than you ever expected, only to find out it didn’t live up to your expectations?

There’s something about managing expectations, and some attractions just don’t do so well. When you go to a tourist area and the main attraction is boring, you hope that the rest of the regional appeal can make up for it.

Solitaired.com recently released some findings published by DailyMail.com, listing the 100 most boring attractions in the world.

We’re talking places like Shrek’s Adventure in London, the Museum of Ice Cream in New York and Branson’s Scenic Railway. I can’t speak from experience, but I don’t think these are tourist attractions for anyone looking for adventure.

A surprise on the list, however, came in at number 4. According to the Google-based study, the fourth most boring attraction in the world is the only place to make the list in New England.

The site looked at more than 66.7 million Google reviews to compile the list.

If you’re intrigued by the occult, witches, and creepy attractions, you’ll be shocked to learn that the Salem Witch Museum in Salem, Massachusetts had very low marks for creativity and intrigue.

Salem Witch Museum via Facebook

Salem Witch Museum via Facebook

It’s a very creepy looking, church-like building with a large room centering on statues that light up and tell the story of the Salem Witch Trials.

I’m not sure what people expect, but it’s educational, and I remember going on a field trip there to learn more about Massachusetts history.

Since large numbers of people come to Salem all year round, especially in late October, I’m not sure it deserves to be so high on the list. But if you score on activity, there is none. You sit and watch and learn.

Who were the victims of the Salem witch trials?

These twenty innocent people were executed in Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

Gallery credit: Meg

Check out the Hocus Pocus Cottage in Salem, Massachusetts

Fans of Hocus Pocus can now stay in a replica of the Sanderson Sister’s home in Salem, Massachusetts. There are surprises in every nook and cranny, so let’s take a look inside.

Gallery credit: Kira