Drive by this tourist trap enough times, and your kids might start begging to see what’s inside the upside-down White House (it’s hard not to be curious about the dinosaur bursting through the wall).
Top Secret sticks out like a strange movie set in a town that’s already full of over-the-top attractions and attention-getting theatrics. Unfortunately, the show inside is blah and a waste of time. Visitors wait 5 to 10 minutes to take a 15-minute guided tour that attempts to amuse with lame jokes and scare tactics that fall flat. When asked to explain the attraction, staff will say it’s a mixture of fun house and haunted house, but if you’re expecting some sort of explanation for the topsy-turvy White House and dinosaur, you won’t get it. Tours go room to room through rustic passageways. Along the way you'll gape at an alien, see a jailed Big Foot and dodge spiders.
Most kids seem to like the rotating tunnel; the highlight for grown-ups is the opportunity to shoot campy family photos in rooms that appear to be upside down. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6 through 12, but we can’t recommend purchasing them. Just take a quick photo from the road and move along.