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North Dakota 6 3.85%
South Dakota 58 37.18%
Indiana 3 1.92%
Iowa 21 13.46%
Deleware 17 10.90%
Nevada 51 32.69%
Voters: 156. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-16-2016, 08:16 AM
 
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I guess I just haven't been too impressed with the places I've been. DFW, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Galveston. I guess I need to make my way out to the Western part of the state because I haven't seen anything here yet but flat prairie.
There is certainly a lot of flat prairie in Texas, but there's also the coast, the hill country and its rivers, the piney woods of east Texas, the Guadalupe mountains. It's a big place.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:17 AM
 
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"meh" states huh?

I think California is a "meh" state. So there's that.
That's nutty. California has such a huge variety of landscapes and climates, it's hard to imagine not liking (more than) one.
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Old 07-20-2016, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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I guess I just haven't been too impressed with the places I've been. DFW, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Galveston. I guess I need to make my way out to the Western part of the state because I haven't seen anything here yet but flat prairie.
The prettiest stuff in Texas is all in very remote parts of the state. The Guadelope mountains, Big Bend, Palo Duro canyon, South Padre Island... All of those things are a long drive from any of Texas's cities.
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Old 07-20-2016, 12:45 PM
 
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"meh" states huh?

I think California is a "meh" state. So there's that.
I wish that more people felt the same way as you, then California wouldn't be so overpopulated and expensive.
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:20 PM
 
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The prettiest stuff in Texas is all in very remote parts of the state. The Guadelope mountains, Big Bend, Palo Duro canyon, South Padre Island... All of those things are a long drive from any of Texas's cities.
agreed. On paper Texas has a lot of natural, beautiful geographic variety, but its not very practical to really visit these places easily if you are where the career opportunities are. The only exceptional natural beauty that is found within easy distance from major Texas urban areas are the hill country near Austin and San Antonio.
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Old 07-20-2016, 05:41 PM
 
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Having been to all of those states, I would say South Dakota has the best scenery, then Nevada. Western SD is really, really nice, especially in the Rapid City area.
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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That's nutty. California has such a huge variety of landscapes and climates, it's hard to imagine not liking (more than) one.
"Woosh"....

That was the sound of the context of my post going over your head.

A bunch of people from "cool states" calling other states "meh" states. It's very subjective and pretty...well...dumb.

You think the midwest is "meh"...that's fine. I or anyone else can think the same thing about any state. It's all subjective.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:29 PM
 
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I've only been to three of these states, and I would not call any of them "meh." South Dakota is my favorite. I absolutely love the Black Hills! The Badlands are also beautiful, but there are other parts of the state that are pretty too. As much as I hate the town of Pierre, its setting on the rolling hills around the Missouri River is pretty. East river has some pretty areas, too.

I'd place Nevada over Iowa, just because I like the western scenery, mountains, desert, etc. However, Iowa isn't all cornfields. There are lots of pretty places, especially in the eastern part of the state. I've got to disagree with anyone who thinks Sioux City is a nice place, though. It's a cesspool.

I haven't been to North Dakota but the western part has some pretty scenery, with Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the badlands. From what I've seen in pictures and been told, their badlands are actually prettier than SD's.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:10 AM
 
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SD by a landslide. And Nevada is the ugliest state in the US. Las Vegas has it's own unique "beauty" but besides that nothing else there.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Nevada is drop dead ugly. Sure they have some pretty pockets(and yes those pockets are very scenic) but as a whole the state is so bland compared to the rest of the country. To everyone saything these states aren't meh states then I'd like to know which states are....? I will agree that Delaware and possibly SD shouldn't be on the list.
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