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Old 12-19-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Mountains
Cities
Deserts
Hills
Forest
Beaches
Small towns
Rivers
Ect

Top 10 states

My opinion

California
Pennsylvania
Washington
New York
Florida
Colorado
???????
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Those are good choices; I'd also add Ohio, North Carolina and Alaska.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Texas. I guess because of it's size it goes from swamps to piney hills to prairies to hill country, to desert to mountains.
It is easily one of the most diverse in the country. It has all on your list plus more.

My favorite areas are :
East Texas. The trees and topographic are beautiful, ESP in fall.
Brazos Valley. Really gorgeous in spring when the wild flowers are in bloom.
Hill country.
Big Bend area
Garner area
West Texas also has striving scenery.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: NC
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Mountains
Cities
Deserts
Hills
Forest
Beaches
Small towns
Rivers
Ect

Top 10 states

My opinion

California
Pennsylvania
Washington
New York
Florida
Colorado
???????
The little state of South Carolina has all of those except desert.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Alabama and Georgia are pretty diverse, when you consider the differences between the northern and southern parts of the states.

East TX is also different from west TX, which is still different from north TX.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The South Atlantic states are quite nice with a lot of geographic diversity. North Carolina in particular has a very wide array of geographic features. You have the Outer Banks beaches, the Piedmont region with big cities such as Charlotte and Raleigh, and the blue ridge mountains of the western part of the state (and nice little mountain towns like Asheville).

Virginia and Georgia are similar, they also have Atlantic coast access (Va Beach, Savannah), piedmont regions, large cities (Richmond, Northern Virginia, Atlanta), and blue ridge mountains.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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Georgia is very diverse.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: The City
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MD for a small state is very diverse (NJ also to a lessor extent)

on the EC I would say either NY or NC as the most diverse in total

In the country probably the WC states of CA, OR, and WA add AK and HI and think you may the top 5
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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There should be more things on the list than what you put.
Mountains - Alpine areas, subalpine, gorges, volcanoes, waterfalls, caves, etc.
Cities - big, medium, small
Deserts - hot desert, cold desert, sand dunes,
Hills - foothills, monadnock, piedmont
Forest - too many kinds to list
Beaches - rocky, sandy, cliffs, islands, lakes
Rivers - large, small, etc.

Thinking about all that, California, Oregon, and Washington clearly lead the pack. After that it gets a bit tricky. Many of the mountain west states have diverse geography. Texas due to its size does decently. Hard to put any east coast states ahead of any others, although maybe a slight edge to New York, due to its waterfalls and Great Lake access, and North Carolina due to the Outer Banks and the mountains.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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There should be more things on the list than what you put.
Mountains - Alpine areas, subalpine, gorges, volcanoes, waterfalls, caves, etc.
Cities - big, medium, small
Deserts - hot desert, cold desert, sand dunes,
Hills - foothills, monadnock, piedmont
Forest - too many kinds to list
Beaches - rocky, sandy, cliffs, islands, lakes
Rivers - large, small, etc.

Thinking about all that, California, Oregon, and Washington clearly lead the pack. After that it gets a bit tricky. Many of the mountain west states have diverse geography. Texas due to its size does decently. Hard to put any east coast states ahead of any others, although maybe a slight edge to New York, due to its waterfalls and Great Lake access, and North Carolina due to the Outer Banks and the mountains.
NY also has sand dunes, mountains, canyons, islands, beaches, flatlands and a range of cities, among other things.
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