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Old 06-01-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I think it's pretty obvious that California and Texas are towards the top on the list when it comes to having a diverse/varied landscape. However, I think you could make a case for any state. Feel free to post pictures showcasing your states diversity if you can!
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:17 AM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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Georgia and North Carolina have diverse landscapes too (Mountains, Hills, Flatlands, Farmlands, Wetlands and Coastal areas).
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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Georgia and North Carolina have diverse landscapes too (Mountains, Hills, Flatlands, Farmlands, Wetlands and Coastal areas).
As a resident of GA, I couldn't agree more.

I'll add Alaska to the discussion.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:48 AM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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As a resident of GA, I couldn't agree more.

I'll add Alaska to the discussion.
Definitely, Alaska! Great suggestion.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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I never understand the insistence that Texas has a varied landscape. It doesn't.

Personally, I think the three west coast states win ... Washington, Oregon, and California. Their landscapes range from ocean, to rainforest, to thickly timbered forests of fir and thinner forests of pine, to rolling farmland, to wetlands, to glacier-topped mountains, to deep river gorges, to rocky buttes, to desert. And I'm sure I've skipped over many.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:35 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Georgia for sure,It has mountains,beaches,swamps,wetlands,subtropical islands.Not many states can compare.Climate is another thing though.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I never understand the insistence that Texas has a varied landscape. It doesn't.
Texas' landscape is extremely "varied" but it is not as drastic and spectacular as the western states. It's also covered by vast expanses of "sameness" that you have to traverse to get to the next "varied" region.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I agree with North Carolina and also Virginia. I just did a roadtrip throughout the Southeast US and NC had the most beautiful mountain and beach scenery in the East IMO. Georgia and Pennsylvania are other good ones. California would be #1 without a doubt.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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I never understand the insistence that Texas has a varied landscape. It doesn't.
Do you have any evidence to back up your statement?

It doesn't really matter if you understand it or not, considering it's not so much of an 'insistence' as it is a 'verifiable fact'.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:08 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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New Mexico has mountains that resemble Colorado, red rocks and canyons than appear like Arizona or Utah, and high plains that could be in Oklahoma or Texas. New Mexico is pretty much the meeting point of the desert, mesas and plateaus, Rocky mountains, and high plains. Heading out of ABQ in any direction traverses some very different topography.

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I never understand the insistence that Texas has a varied landscape. It doesn't.
I'm certainly not a Texas booster but this statement couldn't be more untrue. I'll name off five cities -

El Paso - High Desert and mountains
Austin - Green hill country
Dallas - Plains
Corpus Christi - shores of the Gulf
Houston - Bayous and piney woods to the north

I'd say that certainly defines variation.

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