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View Poll Results: Most Beautiful State?
Alabama 3 1.04%
Arizona 10 3.47%
Arkansas 0 0%
California 71 24.65%
Colorado 15 5.21%
Connecticut 0 0%
Delaware 1 0.35%
Florida 8 2.78%
Georgia 1 0.35%
Idaho 7 2.43%
Illinois 3 1.04%
Indiana 2 0.69%
Iowa 2 0.69%
Kansas 0 0%
Kentucky 3 1.04%
Louisiana 1 0.35%
Maine 9 3.13%
Maryland 3 1.04%
Massachusetts 4 1.39%
Michigan 4 1.39%
Minnesota 3 1.04%
Mississippi 1 0.35%
Missouri 0 0%
Montana 9 3.13%
Nebraska 1 0.35%
Nevada 0 0%
New Hampshire 1 0.35%
New Jersey 3 1.04%
New Mexico 7 2.43%
New York 6 2.08%
North Carolina 10 3.47%
North Dakota 0 0%
Ohio 0 0%
Oklahoma 1 0.35%
Oregon 13 4.51%
Pennsylvania 6 2.08%
Rhode Island 0 0%
South Carolina 4 1.39%
South Dakota 0 0%
Tennessee 10 3.47%
Texas 3 1.04%
Utah 5 1.74%
Vermont 2 0.69%
Virginia 17 5.90%
Washington 26 9.03%
West Virginia 6 2.08%
Wisconsin 4 1.39%
Wyoming 3 1.04%
Voters: 288. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-11-2017, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I have to travel out west. Was to Colorado almost 40 years ago, and to Vegas in 2009. Saw the Grand Canyon, too.

Although...I also have seen beautiful parts of Virginia, and also agree with the poster about the beauty of New York. The rolling farmland, Adirondacks, ever-changing sky, just a beautiful scene.
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Northern Rockies
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I'm always shocked at how poorly Utah ranks in these types of polls. It's a gorgeous state with stunningly colorful scenery. Tons of national parks, and SLC has a spectacular mountain backdrop. No offense but these polls always feel like they're dominated by easterners who've never been out west and are voting based on stuff they see on TV or via google image search.
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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Wow not much love for Vermont or Connecticut. Very nice states, lots of beauty.
As someone who grew up in Connecticut...huh? Yeah there are some nice quaint New England towns that are nice to stroll through but in terms of natural beauty? It's pretty much all flat and boring. In fall when the leaves turn it looks pretty but other than that...
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:48 AM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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Honestly shocked Florida, Arizona, Georgia and the Carolinas aren't getting much love.

Yes, Florida is flat but the marshes, wildlife, and beautiful water throughout the whole coastline on both coasts are gorgeous. In my opinion, best beaches in the entire country, and in some parts of the state coastal living isn't a bank-breaker (makes it even more beautiful!!)

Arizona also with the cacti, Grand Canyon, beautiful desert/mountain landscape and some of THE best sunsets in the country.

Georgia and the Carolinas also offer beautiful coastline, hilly green terrain and beautiful mountain ranges. All in my top 10.
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:13 AM
 
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California, for me, is a no brainer. I'm disappointed in Utah's poor showing, though - I've driven through that state in all directions and it is intimidatingly beautiful; so huge and empty and rugged. Our natural landscapes in this country are unparalleled, from the tropics to alpine vistas, we've got it all.
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:09 PM
 
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Three of the most beautiful states, the Triumvirate: California, Texas, Florida
I live in Texas and I dont think the state has world-class scenery.Do you think Texas is prettier than Arizona because I dont.However, this is all highly subjective.
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Old 05-14-2017, 01:16 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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I live in Texas and I dont think the state has world-class scenery.Do you think Texas is prettier than Arizona because I dont.However, this is all highly subjective.
Of course it is. Hence why all the butthurt and triggeredness from posters due to my post is all the more hilarious.
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Old 05-14-2017, 02:38 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Objectively, I would have to go with Utah, Washington, Oregon, or California (although that doesn't need my help).

And for that matter Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana are contenders in their own right. Really any western state should be.

But I voted for NC because at the very least, it is the most scenic on the east coast. And yet we are losing to Virginia somehow... this is unacceptable. I have to make things right again!
I don't get this either. I'm in Tennessee and know both VA and NC well being I am only an hour from both states. No contest, North Carolina should be winning. More mountains and better coastline, NC gets this one.
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Old 05-14-2017, 11:36 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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California, for me, is a no brainer. I'm disappointed in Utah's poor showing, though - I've driven through that state in all directions and it is intimidatingly beautiful; so huge and empty and rugged. Our natural landscapes in this country are unparalleled, from the tropics to alpine vistas, we've got it all.
There are no strong tropical areas in the Lower 48.
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:02 PM
 
Location: 352
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There are no strong tropical areas in the Lower 48.
What makes a tropical climate "strong?"
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