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Old 07-26-2007, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Everywhere
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"Texas is definatly not boring, lol..."

It depends on where you are from and what your expectations are. If you are from wild/lush/mountainous areas and/or beach oriented communities and the activities you enjoy center around these areas, Texas is dull. If you are a city person and from Chicago, D.C., NYC, Boston or SF, Texas cities will appear pretty dull. I lived in Dallas. It is an OK "city" (more of an office park surrounded by suburbs in my opinion). But the outdoor activities were terrible compared to the West Coast (and even the East Coast for that matter). The club/single scene was pretty good though. I would never recommend that anyone visit Texas on vaction though.
Texas is not the most boring, wyoming is, but I agree Ive had a pretty mundane 3 months here (texas) I am from the wild/lush/mountains of Washigton State, and the flatness drives me up the wall. I sold out for cheap houses. Just sit around at night and listen to loud heat bugs, who seem to have more of a life than me, waiting for the scorpions (not the rock group) or some poisionous snakes to eat me.
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:00 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Hi.... I'm in... Delaware.
Hey you do have Rehoboth, Dewey, and Dover Downs. Oh yeah and Wilmington where the credit card companies conspire together to cheat people and come up with dirty tricks
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:08 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I'm surprised so many people said Texas is boring. Its the biggest state in the country and I've always wanted to visit it more. It has really nice beaches especially around South Padre and lots of beautiful desert and rural scenery along with big cities like Houston and Dallas not to mention very inspiring historic sites like the Alamo.

Virginia?????? Shendendoah National Park and Arlington National Cemetery alone make a visit well worth it.

To me the most boring states are ones with the least attractions worth visiting either man made or natural. Which is why small states like Connecticut and Rhode Island are boring along with non-touristy places like Mississippi and North Dakota (South has Mount Rushmore).
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:11 PM
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Before I submit my opinion about boring states, some people need to know that Iowa includes Des Moines (which is an Int'l City with an abundance of things to do), Nebraska includes Omaha (the birthplace of Malcolm X), Kansas includes Wichita (WSU, Boeing/Cessna Airplane company,even the birthplace of Pizza Hut etc..) - the city of Lawrence (University of Kansas) - city of Topeka (much like Wichita but is the capital of KS) - half of Kansas City. Those were the most common that majority were in agreeance.


Now I will start off MY most boring which is subjective only by medium and majorly sized cities. Urban sprawl and nightlife are my main focus.

Both Dakotas (North/South), Wyoming, West Virginia, New Hampshire, and Maine (even though it is known to have the greatest coastal scenery). I would have added Montana but I've seen many pictures, have done research, and cannot deny the greatness of the only state in the union that allows a motorway Autobahn.
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:18 PM
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OH HEY. ONE LAST THOUGHT......ABOUT VIRGINIA THIS TIME. IS NOT VIRGINIA WHERE BUSCH GARDENS AMUSEMENT PARK IS LOCATED??? THERE ARE ONLY TWO THAT EXIST IN THE WORLD (letalone the United States). Anyway, I have never been but I hear nothing but positive feedback on that place. Toodles. :-D
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:22 AM
 
Location: San Angelo
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Texas is not the most boring, wyoming is, but I agree Ive had a pretty mundane 3 months here (texas) I am from the wild/lush/mountains of Washigton State, and the flatness drives me up the wall. I sold out for cheap houses. Just sit around at night and listen to loud heat bugs, who seem to have more of a life than me, waiting for the scorpions (not the rock group) or some poisionous snakes to eat me.
I guess people don't realize what a big state it is. Only part of it is flat. Total flatness freaks me out too. It's about as diverse a state in terms of terrain as you will find.
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:41 AM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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To me the most boring states are ones with the least attractions worth visiting either man made or natural. Which is why small states like Connecticut and Rhode Island are boring along with non-touristy places like Mississippi and North Dakota (South has Mount Rushmore).
Having lived in RI and CT, it is amazing how polar opposite the two states are, including the state capitols of Hartford and Providence only separated by 65 miles. Everyone not from CT finds the state very dull from the standpoint of nightlife it would seem and that is some what true anyways. I think also what gives CT a bad rap is the lack of public beach access for a coastal state. RI has a much more appeasing coast line and I wouldn't call RI boring. The Providence metro area is buzzing and it has a plethora of social opportunities and is very liberal in the way NY City and Miami are regarded for example. Now RI has its issues- as you grow older, you will be much more liable to choose CT than RI for "livability" factors related to family. The quality of life is way better for a family and raising children. But RI is far from boring.
BTW as for Mississippi, I can't believe the miles of baron beaches in Biloxi (before the Katrina rampage) on nice sunny days. This would seem to be the one exciting area of the state and I was convinced after my numerous visits that there is far too great of an obsession with gambling in this country, perhaps the world at large. No one on the beaches and everyone converging on boisterous slot machines and losing money that would have been better off being invested. Just like CT with Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, the presence of casinos will never sway me into proclaiming a region "exciting". As for Jackson, Miss., boy what a dump. But I did love Oxford.
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Old 07-27-2007, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Noo Yawk, Noo Yawk
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Most boring states would have to be New Jersey (obviously.....just all suburbia and factories and Atlantic City sucks compared to Vegas...outside the Boardwalk its very ghetto.)
Suburbia, factories, and Atlantic City? What's obvious is that you don't really know much about New Jersey. The NJ shoreline is 127 miles long - and believe me, AC is not representative of all shore towns. Besides, NJ has much much more -- first, there are mountains and skiing, too. In the northwestern part of the state, there are 65,000 acres of state parks and forests, which include the Appalachian Trail. Further south are old-growth forests. Have you never heard of the Pinelands? It occupies over 1 million acres, or 22% of the state, and is the country's first officially designated Natural Preserve. NJ also has tons of museums, historical Revolutionary War sites, family farms, great entertainment venues, film festivals, campgrounds, breweries, wineries, antique fairs, racing (both horse and car varieties), and an ivy league university that has been there since the 18th century... it is not a boring state at all. Only boring people would think that New Jersey just consists of what they see on the drive from Newark Airport or Atlantic City to New York City!

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Old 07-27-2007, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Midessa, Texas Home Yangzhou, Jiangsu temporarily
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Humm.... Most boring state? I would have to say Canada.

j/k
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Old 07-27-2007, 03:14 PM
 
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we have a national champion.....Texas. the most boring state!
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