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Old 09-02-2014, 10:26 AM
 
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I think they could have found some better pictures for a few of the states. but pretty interesting nonetheless.



Most Stunning Natural Wonder in Every State (PHOTOS) - weather.com
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
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New York State:

Rikers Island - by a mile.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Apostle Islands are nice, but I don't know that they're head and shoulders above Door County or many spots in the northwoods...let alone the Driftless area on the other side of the state, especially the Upper Mississippi or Devil's Lake. I suppose most states don't have one clear "winner" here.
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:40 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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New York State:

Rikers Island - by a mile.
Bah Rikers Island? You can be our guest.

Its Niagara Falls for New York.
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:43 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Apostle Islands are nice, but I don't know that they're head and shoulders above Door County or many spots in the northwoods...let alone the Driftless area on the other side of the state, especially the Upper Mississippi or Devil's Lake. I suppose most states don't have one clear "winner" here.
Maybe because the Apostle Islands are more remote and hard to get to?
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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The Loess Hills are pretty and everything but the Driftless and Effigy Mounds are a lot nicer...
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I would have picked either Lake Michigan, something in the Shawnee Nat'l Forest, or the area near Galena for Illinois.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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The Loess Hills are pretty and everything but the Driftless and Effigy Mounds are a lot nicer...
Agreed. Upper Mississippi or rolling Driftless inland.

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I would have picked either Lake Michigan, something in the Shawnee Nat'l Forest, or the area near Galena for Illinois.
That or Starved Rock maybe? Cahokia is an extremely interesting place, historically (biggest native city/civilization in North America outside Mexico), but I wouldn't consider it a "stunning natural wonder," since it isn't "natural" and all.

Speaking of border states, I can get with Sleeping Bear for MI, though there are many other places (Pictured Rocks, Tahquamenon Falls, Lake of the Clouds) in the UP just as or more beautiful. Makes more sense than the IL/IA picks. For MN, there are also a good number of choices and I think they did OK with the Boundary Waters. Could have also done North Shore or Sawtooth (or any Iron Range hills) or Driftless "Bluff Country." Indiana isn't quite a border state, but I think the Dunes work.

Something I've pulled out of this is while there's now a tiny bit of a profile for the Driftless, nationally it has little to no recognition factor if quite possibly the most beautiful area of the Midwest doesn't show up on any of the states containing it (WI/MN/IA/IL).
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Bah Rikers Island? You can be our guest.

Its Niagara Falls for New York.
Funny as the angle of the photo is from the Canadian side. Not to say it isn't a wonder to visit on either side.

South Carolina's pick seems to be lacking. There are only a few upstate and none of them are all that spectacular. Heck, I love waterfalls, but it seems to me somewhere like Cypress Gardens' pond would have been a better selection.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Nice-seems they could have found a picture for Delaware though.
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