It's easy to see how someone would think this was a tourist trap. There isn't much to it (you just sit in a big room with dioramas and a recorded voice and lights), but it does give you an overview of the witch trials. Maybe you have to have seen it first as a kid, but it's kitschy fun for sure. Most interesting (and amusing in a macabre way) is the man who was pressed to death ("More weight," he cried). It's just a part of the whole Salem experience to visit this place.