Nobody Liked The White House Tours That Much Anyway

The tours have a thoroughly average 3.5 stars on Yelp. “Worst club in DC. And I got caught planking on secret service car,” wrote one reviewer.

6th grade students in Waverly, Iowa, pose for a photo on March 6, 2013. The class had their upcoming visit canceled as the White House suspended all tours. St. Paul's Lutheran School, Karen Thalacker / AP

With this week’s announcement that the White House would suspend tours indefinitely because of spending cuts, would-be tourists can take solace in the fact that the tours are apparently not that great.

In fact, they average only 3.5 Yelp stars, with reviews detailing long lines, a too-short tour that’s difficult to schedule, and security guards who won’t even let you plank on secret service cars.

Here are some of the complaints:

The lines are too long.

It’s creepy.

The tour is too short.

We need some clarity.

It’s all politics.

One reviewer wanted it to be more European, less “Chuck. E Cheese.”

“Worst club in DC. And I got caught planking on secret service car.”

“I can’t ride my skateboard or bike past.”

Final thought: Just watch the TV special instead.

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