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View Poll Results: Most underrated beauty
New York 26 22.03%
Wisconsin 7 5.93%
Minnesota 10 8.47%
Pennsylvania 12 10.17%
Texas 12 10.17%
New Mexico 19 16.10%
Georgia 10 8.47%
Virgina 13 11.02%
Missouri 6 5.08%
Louisiana 3 2.54%
Voters: 118. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-13-2016, 03:17 PM
 
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I know geography very well. Why is it every time there's a poll someone's gotta complain about something in the poll.. who cares.. just don't vote for that state.
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:57 PM
 
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I also think Texas is underrated.
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:01 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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New York definitely. I drove through NY state a couple years back. Being from TN, it reminded me a lot of home. Michigan's coast and UP is also incredibly beautiful and not well known.
Did you expect New York would be scenic and look similar to home?
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:28 PM
 
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Why isn't Maryland on this list?????
https://www.google.com/maps/dir//A-Z...6!2d57.0667181
https://www.google.com/maps/dir//A-Z...6!2d57.0667181
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https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ca...4!4d-76.429346

The fact that it didn't even make this list proves how underrated it's natural beauty is. So sad
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Nebraska definitely doesn't get any props. Perhaps the state just needs a better marketing team
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7166...8i6656!5m1!1e4
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7051...8i3584!5m1!1e4
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.0261...8i4000!5m1!1e4
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I'd say any state that is overshadowed by a bad reputation or major urban area has under-rated and sometimes completely unknown natural scenery.

NY is utterly drowned by NYC. PA is drowned by a poor reputation. WV is drowned by a very poor reputation. NJ is also drowned by its urban sectors.

New York state and most of New England are mountainous and hilly and full of lakes but a lot of Americans seem to think it's all flat land and skylines up here for some reason.
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I like my home state of PA, but I think NY has some really incredible sites upstate that are never considered because NYC gobbles up the spotlight. There are places like the Catskills that can rival a lot of scenic western states. The downside is that there's a bit of distance between them and the cities so I don't see myself visiting that much.

One state that I think is really overlooked is West Virginia. As the poster above mentioned, it struggles with a very poor reputation, but damn, I visited for 2 days and the blue ridge mountains were breath-taking, even in the awful rainstorm I was in. These are the same mountins that were, many millions of years ago, part of the same range as the Scottish Highlands. The way the fog hugged the top of the WV mountains, along with the striking dark blue hue of everything during the storm, and it reminded me a bit of the Scottish Highland scenes in Skyfall.
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Old 06-16-2018, 06:15 AM
 
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The more I see pictures of New York the more I believe that it's gotta be one of the most underrated and I don't mean NYC obviously although I'm sure it has its share. I wonder what the small towns in New York are really like..

You really should go for a visit. There's a whole 'nother world up that way! Beautiful! Another state not mentioned that I think has underrated beauty is Maine! Stunning drive up the coast through many quaint small towns along Hwy 1. Good food, too!
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:59 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I voted Virginia. Virginia seems to be a desirable state to live in, but I never hear anyone giving it a good reputation for beauty and I never hear anyone talking about how beautiful it is. I visited Virginia in January and the scenery here is beautiful, but I think it is super beautiful in the summer. This place is way better looking than New Jersey scenery. Virginia has a blend of beautiful tropical plants and a mixture of trees and plants you'd find in the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast.
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Upstate New York and Western New York
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