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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 07-28-2016, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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This thread would go better with pictures lol. I've driven through 3 of the states mentioned...SD, Indiana, and Delaware. The only memorable one in terms of scenery is SD (to me anyway). SD has the black hills and badlands which attract people from all over. Outside of SD and Nevada not sure what the others have to offer (in terms of scenery). To be clear, I'm not saying the other states are ugly I'm just unfamiliar with them as a whole and never heard anyone talk about them when referring to natural beauty.

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Old 07-28-2016, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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It's kind of difficult to compare a geographically large state like Nevada against Delaware, where one or more other states is literally a matter of minutes away from most places within its boundaries. I think for an area of about 2000 square miles, Delaware isn't too bad with its coastline in the southeast and the "Chateau Country" in the far north of the state. Many counties in other states are larger than that and arguably have less to offer.
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Old 07-28-2016, 04:43 PM
 
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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.
All states have areas that are "meh," in my opinion. These states aren't known for their drop dead gorgeous scenery, but they still have very pretty areas. Then again, I appreciate big skies and wide open spaces, rolling hills, etc.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:54 PM
 
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South Dakota! I grew up here, moved away to the big city and then moved back. I really appreciate the huge blue sky and especially that I am not a rat in a cage anymore.
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:50 PM
 
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South Dakota! I grew up here, moved away to the big city and then moved back. I really appreciate the huge blue sky and especially that I am not a rat in a cage anymore.
I hear ya there! The lack of people and traffic is awesome.
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Old 07-29-2016, 02:36 PM
 
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Iowa does lack in beauty but it sure makes up to it work-life balance. If you live and work in Des Moines area, from my experience is one of the best kept secret little city-big towns. Great for decent homes and bringing up kids, low traffic, great schools, super safe, and the people - warm and welcoming. Except if you don't mind the chilling cold and middle of nowhere vibe.
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Old 08-08-2016, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
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Who would define endless miles of corn "pretty"? Sorry Iowa...
Yeah I-80 doesn't really do us any favors. The northeast part of the state is drop dead gorgeous though.

Harper's Ferry is in the middle of the bluffs on the Mississippi

https://www.google.com/search?q=harp...w=1600&bih=809

Then there is Decorah, which is full of outdoor scenery, like Dunning Spring

https://www.google.com/search?biw=16...24.AF7owYRB0w4

Out west we have the Loess Hills

https://www.google.com/search?q=loes...w=1600&bih=809

And finally, I find some fields to be incredibly beautiful.

http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-ge...0/16IA-005.jpg
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:19 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Who would define endless miles of corn "pretty"? Sorry Iowa...
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.. As I do think cornfields and country roads are very charming and pretty.

My top 2 choices would be Iowa and South Dakota.
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:02 PM
 
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Unbelievable, 6 pages ???? Are you serious ?
No one has the credentials to call any state in this union" meh " let alone stateS.
This nonsense should've been stopped with absolutely zero response.
This whole country is beautiful.
Pillar to post absolutely stunning !
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:55 PM
 
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Nevada is the only of the 6 states with true mountain. Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada is amazing! It is certainly the prettiest. Noway the badlands or black hills or South Dakota can compare.
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