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Old 03-16-2012, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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The worst state capitals IMO are Jefferson City, Springfield, Pierre, Bismarck, Little Rock, Charleston, Jackson, and Frankfort.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:05 PM
 
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Boston, Denver, Austin, Indianapolis, Columbus, and St. Paul IMO.
Right, these are the major cities in the state which could be added...well, St. Paul is part of Twin Cities and supposedly has a lot of character.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Weehawken
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Boston, Providence, St Paul, & Sacramento
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:04 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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The worst state capitals IMO are Jefferson City, Springfield, Pierre, Bismarck, Little Rock, Charleston, Jackson, and Frankfort.
Charleston's so scenic and purty though.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:57 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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OMG, I can't believe I forgot about Atlanta and Nashville...Atlanta is without a doubt tied with Boston for the number one state capital, and Nashville rocks too.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Charleston's so scenic and purty though.
It's scenic, that's true...other than that, I can't really say it's got a lot going on for it.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I like Santa Fe. Doesn't feel like a government town, lots of artistry, very eclectic, excellent downtown with great stores, restaurants, and museums and its own brand of architecture with awesome scnery on the periphery.

Most vanilla and boring state capital I've been to is Salem, OR. Even the state house is dull looking.

Montpelier is interesting down in a mountain valley and at 8,000 people it really is just a small town, albeit a scenic one.

One state capital that has tons of untapped potential is Albany. Approximately 3 hours to either Boston, NYC, or Montreal, near tons of lakes, the Berkshires and the Adirondacks, nice architecture and parks with good urban bones, it's a city that I'd like to see thrive and grow but its under the radar for now.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Boston, Madison, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City, Annapolis. I really haven't been to that many state capitals, now that I think about it.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:32 AM
 
Location: NC
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Boston
Austin
Santa Fe
Raleigh
Columbus
Albany
Madison
St. Paul
Denver
Atlanta

edited to add: Sacramento and Salt Lake City.
There are plenty of great state capitals...

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Old 03-17-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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In no order: Atlanta, Boston, Phoenix, Sacramento, Denver, Indianapolis, St. Paul, Columbus, Nashville, and Salt Lake City.

I prefer larger capitols, they have more character than just being the state capitol compared to a place like Springfield, Illinois.

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