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Old 02-02-2018, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Yes, and in second place probably Washington State.
I agree. Washington State has many climates in a much smaller area than California.

https://www.google.com/search?q=wash...vXw5wsRhE8gTM:

As you can see WA goes from coastal maritime to mountainous, back to maritime, (this time inland maritime Puget Sound), back to mountainous, then to dry steppe, then to semi-arid desert, to finally a
mix of somewhat arid/precipitous climate in far Eastern WA.
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Old 02-03-2018, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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The poster that said you have to travel 800 miles to see any change in Texas landscape is clearly full of it. And then he had to lie saying he grew up in Texas. Any native Texan knows you dont have to travel anywhere near that distance to see a change. Hell driving from Far north Houston to far south Houston you already see a noticeable difference so yeah he is full of it.
From Galveston to Austin is quite different. Not only in terms of geological differences but climate as well.
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Old 02-03-2018, 12:28 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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The poster that said you have to travel 800 miles to see any change in Texas landscape is clearly full of it. And then he had to lie saying he grew up in Texas. Any native Texan knows you dont have to travel anywhere near that distance to see a change. Hell driving from Far north Houston to far south Houston you already see a noticeable difference so yeah he is full of it.
Precisely. It's just the West Coast states that can beat Texas in the diversity department. And that's simply because of the height and relative location of their mountains.

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Doesn't really matter since Texas is not the most diverse, furthermore the op specifically motioned "geographically", meaning geographic features and California both has the highest a lowest point in the lower 48 states. The climatic diversity is just a bonus on top of the geographic diversity. Furthermore as far as I'm aware, California is the only state on two plates, North American plate and pacific plate, separated by the San Andrea's fault line.
You should also be aware that the OP already specified an exclusion of California for the thread.
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Michigan could be a contender as well.

Mountains (Porcupine Mountains)
Lakes (Great & otherwise)
Shoreline
Wetlands
Plateaus
Flatlands
Deciduous forests
Uplands

The climate in the state ranges from 4a in the Upper Peninsula to 6b along a strip near the shoreline in Detroit.

New York also is a good choice and I would add Oregon, New Jersey, and Maine to the list.
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Precisely. It's just the West Coast states that can beat Texas in the diversity department. And that's simply because of the height and relative location of their mountains.



You should also be aware that the OP already specified an exclusion of California for the thread.
Well in that case it would be Alaska or Washington
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Old 02-03-2018, 05:21 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Well in that case it would be Alaska or Washington
Washington or Oregon are good answers. Alaska, not really.
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Old 02-03-2018, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Washington or Oregon are good answers. Alaska, not really.
Why is Alaska not a good answer? Alaska has a huge variation of topography.
https://geology.com/state-map/maps/alaska-state-map.gif

And even when it comes to climate there is a pretty large variation.
Metlakatla
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But I think I would rank Washington higher just because it fits so much diversity in a relatively small area.
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:51 AM
 
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:59 AM
 
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Uh New York ?

Some of the most farm land in the country , wetlands and wildlife preserve / national parks . Lakes rivers . And of course Adirondack , Catskills and Berkshire mountains
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:12 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Why is Alaska not a good answer? Alaska has a huge variation of topography.
https://geology.com/state-map/maps/alaska-state-map.gif

And even when it comes to climate there is a pretty large variation.
Metlakatla
Fairbanks
Barrow

But I think I would rank Washington higher just because it fits so much diversity in a relatively small area.
Alaska has varied topography, yes, but that is only a minor constituent of geography, which also encompasses climates, the landscapes that form from them, etc. While Alaska has some climate variation, though not much compared to Washington and Oregon.
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