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View Poll Results: Milwaukee -vs- St.Louis
Milwaukee The Brew City 75 49.67%
St.Louis The Gateway to the West 76 50.33%
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Milwaukee hands down.

St. Louis is a cool city but it is in Missouri so that is a big put off right there.
Where in Missouri have you spent any amount of time?
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Il
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Milwaukee hands down.

St. Louis is a cool city but it is in Missouri so that is a big put off right there.
Haha, says the guy who voted for a city in Wisconsin? The two states are very similar, with some exceptions. However, I would take rural missouri over Wisconsin any day.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Haha, says the guy who voted for a city in Wisconsin? The two states are very similar, with some exceptions. However, I would take rural missouri over Wisconsin any day.
Whatever you say. I'll take the Dells over Branson any day of the week. Ditto for Madison over Jefferson City, Milwaukee over STL, etc. BTW, Wisconsin has the #1 tourism economy in the Midwest.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Il
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Whatever you say. I'll take the Dells over Branson any day of the week. Ditto for Madison over Jefferson City, Milwaukee over STL, etc. BTW, Wisconsin has the #1 tourism economy in the Midwest.
Haha, ditto. If your going to rank according to destinations, at least get the right ones...

Dells vs. Lake of the Ozarks
Madison vs Columbia (college towns rather than capitals)
Milwaukee vs. St. Louis
Your comparison to KC?
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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I don't really care for the Dells, but I love Door County. Also, I love that Wisconsin's entire eastern border is Lake Michigan, and part of the northern border is Lake Superior. I'm sure Missouri is beautiful, but it doesn't have that. Also, that's a huge plus for Milwaukee - that the entire eastern border of the city is Lake Michigan.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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However, I would take rural missouri over Wisconsin any day.
Interesting, because most St. Louisans I know regularly denigrate the state outside St. Louis metro (when they're not denigrating North County). And let's face it, there's a decent chunk of it that might as well be Arkansas.

Never heard the Wisconsin side of my family speak poorly of rural Wisconsin. And from my personal observation, it's every bit as interesting topographically, although wealthier and cleaner.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Haha, ditto. If your going to rank according to destinations, at least get the right ones...

Dells vs. Lake of the Ozarks
Madison vs Columbia (college towns rather than capitals)
Milwaukee vs. St. Louis
Your comparison to KC?
STLMetro, STL could conceivably be considered a college town.....how many colleges and universities are there?
How would STL rank against Madison? Just sayin'.......

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Old 02-05-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Il
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Whatever you say. I'll take the Dells over Branson any day of the week. Ditto for Madison over Jefferson City, Milwaukee over STL, etc. BTW, Wisconsin has the #1 tourism economy in the Midwest.
Furthermore,Wisconsin does not have the #1 tourism economy. Wisconsin and Missouri are both around $13, while travelers to Illinois directly spent over $30 billion....

A for effort
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Haha, ditto. If your going to rank according to destinations, at least get the right ones...

Dells vs. Lake of the Ozarks
I didn't think Lake of the Ozarks was full of tacky tourist attractions like Branson and Wisconsin Dells were. Perhaps the Chain O' Lakes in Waupaca County would be a better comparison? Not too sure about this one.

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Madison vs Columbia (college towns rather than capitals)
Either way, Madison vs Jefferson City or Madison vs Columbia, Madison still beats them both with one hand tied behind its back.

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Milwaukee vs. St. Louis
Milwaukee no question, but STL has some great architecture and important history.

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Your comparison to KC?
As for something equivalent to KC, Wisconsin doesn't have 2 large metro areas located entirely within the state, but then again, neither does Missouri. STL spills over into Illinois and KC into Kansas, while MSP and Chicago both spill over into Wisconsin.

Milwaukee/Wisconsin FTW.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Il
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STLMetro, STL could conceivably be considered a college town.....how many colleges and universities are there?
How would STL rank against STL? Just sayin'.......
Not true, please look at what is considered a college town...

College town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If you wanted to compare Madison to a Missouri city, it would be a combination of Jefferson City (capital) and Columbia (college). As it is, Madison is a city of ~200K with a student population over 40K....

Like I said earlier, Missouri and Wisconsin are very comparable, not the blowout the original poster claimed it to be. Sure, people will say which one they like and why, but it's not NYC vs. Hannible here...
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