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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 06-16-2018, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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The state tourism board has been running a lot of ads on the Denver tv stations lately. I love the Sand Hills, Wildcat Hills, and Pine Ridge areas of Nebraska. You miss all of them if all you do is stay on I-80.
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:53 AM
 
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I vote for Texas and New Mexico
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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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.
I'll never understand people who think NY is flat (and they do unless they've really been here). As if the Appalachians just END in central PA like a silent hill border. haha

Sure, the general I-90 corridor and the immediate NYC areas are fairly level and tame but that's the minority! It'd be like basing your mind's image of PA entirely by photos of Erie and Philly.

If anybody reading this ever plans to drive through NY, don't take I-90! Take the southern tier expy (86/17), see the northern most Alleghenies for yourself! Do the smaller hill country towns along the way, you'll see the true face of NY, both for better and worse. It'll certainly shatter the stereotypes of the state.

That said, I met somebody who thought Pennsylvania was flat too. All cornfields, he thought. Wow.
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:07 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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The two "news".....New York and New Mexico
I voted NM because I think it is overlooked generally and it is a gorgeous place for natural beauty. Iím a photographer and writer and thereís no place Iíve found that appeals to me better. Thatís why so many artists flocked to the area and still do. I also agree that NY is beautiful in its own way and not just natural beauty. What Iíve seen of it is very pretty and I especially like the Hudson valley and mountains. There is a sense of human occupation that fits in the natural setting in many places (not all or maybe even most). NYC has its own kind of urban beauty ó sometimes in the detail and sometimes in the longer view.
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:43 PM
 
Location: San Angelo
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Texas.

New Mexico shouldn't even be on this poll, it is considered a beautiful state by almost everyone unlike Texas which gets crapped on for no reason.
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:05 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Big Bend NP is very scenic in Texas.

I notice that Missouri has zero votes -- Is that because it isn't beautiful or isn't underrated.
The St. Francis Mountains and the Ozark rivers are very pretty as well as the big river valleys. I very much like Gasconade County and some spots on the KATY Trail.
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:41 PM
 
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Candidates in my mind are: New York, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Virginia.
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:56 AM
 
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Georgia.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Texas.

New Mexico shouldn't even be on this poll, it is considered a beautiful state by almost everyone unlike Texas which gets crapped on for no reason.

The problem with Texas is that there are broad expanses of really ugly/pedestrian landscape between the really beautiful parts. The Hill Country and the Big Bend are really spectacular and unique, the Permian is about as ugly as it comes in terms of landscape unless you like sky.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:55 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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The problem with Texas is that there are broad expanses of really ugly/pedestrian landscape between the really beautiful parts. The Hill Country and the Big Bend are really spectacular and unique, the Permian is about as ugly as it comes in terms of landscape unless you like sky.
The problem with that critique is that it applies to almost every other state in some form or fashion.
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