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Old 06-21-2015, 05:10 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Oklahoma seemed pretty Midwestern to me despite being at a lower latitude, and so did northern Texas, for that matter. In fact, Dallas/Fort Worth seemed like Kansas City on steroids to me. Arkansas also seemed vaguely Midwestern in places.
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Old 06-22-2015, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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As a Wisconsinite, my first trip to Upstate NY felt a good bit like home, so I can get with that one.
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Old 06-22-2015, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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The cheese curds there taste and smell like dirty gym socks, though. Just awful.
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Old 06-22-2015, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Oops, I should have been more specific. East bound on Highway 2.
US 2 runs parallel with I-90 by about 50 or so miles. Same scenery. Nothing looks Midwestern along that route.
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:41 PM
 
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US 2 runs parallel with I-90 by about 50 or so miles. Same scenery. Nothing looks Midwestern along that route.
Quite a bit of it looks very, very much like Kansas, Nebraska, SW Minnesota, either Dakota, and even Iowa and Illinois. Basically any of the prairie states. Even some of central/eastern Oregon does.
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Pennsylvania Dutch Country feels alot more Midwestern than Pittsburgh does.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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parts of rural Wisconsin look a bit like upstate NY.
I was about to mention that!

There are parts of Wisconsin that really look like they belong in northern Appalachia. Then again; wouldn't that be the Midwest reminding one of the Northeast? haha

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Similar elevation in Appalachian New York:



Likewise the great lakes plains of northern interior NY look a lot like the typical Midwest. Flat, dominated by farmland, and of course on the lake Ontario.

The north-woods region is a given considering it is located in both the northeast and the upper midwest, just with varying degrees of elevation.
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Many of the smaller cities in Eastern Pennsylvania (Allentown, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton) feel like they've been pulled out of Northern Ohio or Southern Michigan.
I can understand saying that about Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, but where in Ohio/Michigan looks like Allentown? Looks like a mini-Philadelphia to me.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country feels alot more Midwestern than Pittsburgh does.
I can understand that if you look at the rural areas. But the small cities of that region (Lancaster, York, Lebanon, arguably Harrisburg) look nothing like smaller Midwestern cities. The same is true even for many of the smaller boroughs.
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Quite a bit of it looks very, very much like Kansas, Nebraska, SW Minnesota, either Dakota, and even Iowa and Illinois. Basically any of the prairie states. Even some of central/eastern Oregon does.
I beg to differ. Pretty much that entire stretch east of the Cascades has nothing but scrubby sagebrush growing wherever the land isn't cultivated (a quintessential identifier that you're in the West), and mountains in the distance. That's something one will never see in the Midwest.

When I think of the Midwest, I think of verdant cornfields, tall grass, wooded areas with oaks and maples and elms interrupted by farmland, lots of rivers/streams and lakes and lush greenery. Even in the predominantly prairie Midwestern states like Illinois and Iowa, the countryside is still lush and green.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:27 AM
 
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I beg to differ. Pretty much that entire stretch east of the Cascades has nothing but scrubby sagebrush growing wherever the land isn't cultivated (a quintessential identifier that you're in the West), and mountains in the distance. That's something one will never see in the Midwest.

When I think of the Midwest, I think of verdant cornfields, tall grass, wooded areas with oaks and maples and elms interrupted by farmland, lots of rivers/streams and lakes and lush greenery. Even in the predominantly prairie Midwestern states like Illinois and Iowa, the countryside is still lush and green.
Yeah, I think eastern Oregon and Washington resemble the western fringe of the Midwest in parts but not the "Midwest proper".
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