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Old 06-29-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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There really is good in any area in the U.S.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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Oh, geez. This again?

I spent most of my life in Eastern Nebraska and now I live in Western South Dakota. I can always find something interesting to do. If you bother to get off the interstates, you will see the entire states are not flat, endless plains. However, I do enjoy the plains. It makes for fantastic storm watching.
I spent 25 years in Nebraska and I do think it is the correct answer to the OP. Sure, you can find "always find something to do" anywhere on the planet. But there's a whole lot more to do in most other places.

Kansas and Oklahoma are probably equally dull, though.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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I spent 25 years in Nebraska and I do think it is the correct answer to the OP. Sure, you can find "always find something to do" anywhere on the planet. But there's a whole lot more to do in most other places.

Kansas and Oklahoma are probably equally dull, though.
Only if one is a boring person.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, AR
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Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota. I am not a big fan of endless plains.

I would love to live in Maine though ! And Alaska and Wyoming would not be too bad.
To each their own but Oklahoma and south Dakota are far from endless plains
. Ozarks and ouachita mountains for Oklahoma and black hills and badlands for SD.
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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To each their own but Oklahoma and south Dakota are far from endless plains
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They're not?
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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Delaware, Mississippi, North Dakota (NOTHING IS IN ND), Vermont, utah

Why i find these states boring:

Delaware if it was the size of a average state in pop. (5 milllion) it would be more interesting but places like Mississippi are close to that average and are as boring as hell. Only thing to do in Mississippi is look at civil war sites and thats it.

And North Dakota is the worst state on this list for boredom. Think of something in North Dakota that doesnt involve Prairie or farming. The geographical and demographics of the state are so ******* bland. And for some reason ND thinks its better than SD. What BS. SD has sioux falls, black hills and mount rushmore. The parks in ND may be good but every state in the country has parks some better than ND.

I found utah to be lacking vibrancy.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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Utah has some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, though. It's a mecca for rock climbing, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, extreme sports, etc. Plus they have the Sundance & Slamdance film festivals every year. I wouldn't call that boring. North Dakota though...
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: West-Central IL
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I believe there is something unique in any area of the country, and if you are willing to venture off the interstate and talk to folks, you can have a blast anywhere. I had the time of my life in western South Dakota and loved every bit of it. For me, it's all about the people you meet. I walked into a roadside bar that looked like a complete dump on the outside, but my dad and I went in there and started talking to the workers inside and struck up a great conversation about well...just about everything. You would have thought that we'd all been friends forever.

Sure, the plains can seem endless and "boring." But the reverse is true: although a city has plenty to do and see, it's hard to make more than superficial contact with people and they can be very lonely places. I love the community and familiarity that people have with one another in Middle America. I am sure it is like this in plenty of other American small towns and cities, but these "flyover states" are gems if you look hard enough.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:51 PM
 
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Why i find these states boring:
Delaware if it was the size of a average state in pop. (5 milllion) it would be more interesting .
One of the most whack arguments I've ever seen on this forum. Have you ever been to Delaware or just pulling that out of your butt?
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:29 PM
 
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Wyoming (take away Yellowstone and Grand Teton) and it didn't appeal to me at all.
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