Are the colours in the painted desert really obvious?
Sometimes we have expectations that are dashed in the reality.
I asked about the Alamo for the same reason..you develop a notion and arrive and think..oh, four walls..right.
I'm not putting it down but making the comment more broadly. If a place has good interpretive panels and so on, so that you can really learn about the history etc that's always a good thing.
Russia; Vodka, Men who can dance unbelievably while down on their haunches, Pushkin (easier to spell than Dov..Dov..oh well), Stalin, The Kremlin.