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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 06-17-2018, 06:28 AM
 
Location: North of Birmingham, AL
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This list is terrible.
Alabama & Mississippi - beautiful flora, some hills in the north and the Gulf Coast
My home state pride compels me to point out that Alabama has a much more beautiful Gulf Coast than Mississippi and we have more than "some hills" in the north! That description does apply to Mississippi, but Alabama is very hilly across much of the north (there are exceptions in valleys and on the table plateaus like Sand Mountain) and also includes low mountains in many areas.

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Old 06-17-2018, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I wouldn't really consider any Western state to be underrated because as a general rule of thumb most everyone considers the West to be scenic.

I think my state (Kentucky), West Virginia, and Ohio are all underrated as far as scenic beauty but I think that is because of the struggles of the rural areas has been highly-publicized so much that people don't think about the rural beauty those areas contain.

New York is underrated because everyone forgets about the entire upper part of it and only focuses on NYC and Long Island.

The southern 1/3rd of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana is probably one of the most underrated areas in the entire country. The Shawnee Forest is absolutely gorgeous in Southern IL (search Garden of the Gods near Harrisburg, IL). Southern Indiana has a lot of scenic forests and hilly areas. The Ozarks of Missouri provide a lot of scenic springs, forest, hilly terrain with amazing overlooks, and small towns with charm. A lot of these areas have "karst terrain" so you have a lot of caves, rolling hill topography, springs, and even waterfalls. This area is quite rural for the most part, so it gives you more of a man versus nature experience than you would get in most areas. People who think that those states are just endless cornfields will get the shock of their lives in that area.
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Old 06-17-2018, 03:36 PM
 
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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.
I think the landscape around Big Spring and Colorado City is pretty but beauty is in the eye of the beholder lol.
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:49 AM
 
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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.
I grew up in Eastern Nebraska and never really ventured west. Now that I live in Rapid City, I've driven through the Sandhills and spent a little time in Western Nebraska. It really is a beautiful area. I really enjoyed Fort Robinson and Toadstool Geologic Park, and Harrison was a quiet, beautiful place to watch the total solar eclipse last year. I would like to go back and explore a wider area too.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Boston/UpstateNY/FL
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who put ny...
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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who put ny...



agree...odd, should be Tennessee, or Nebraska
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:58 AM
 
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I don't believe Wisconsin should be in this poll....it's beauty is not underrated.
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I don't believe Wisconsin should be in this poll....it's beauty is not underrated.
Do you think it's overrated? The lakeshore, the north woods, the Driftless and Mississippi River basin/bluffs? I just drove through the Driftless this past weekend and oh my God this little corner of the Midwest is absolutely breathtaking, and is -- for all intents and purposes -- extremely underrated/underappreciated by national and even Midwest standards.


Minnesota and Michigan as well (esp. Michigan).
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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The state I had in mind is not listed in the poll. Oh well...
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:58 AM
 
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Do you think it's overrated? The lakeshore, the north woods, the Driftless and Mississippi River basin/bluffs? I just drove through the Driftless this past weekend and oh my God this little corner of the Midwest is absolutely breathtaking, and is -- for all intents and purposes -- extremely underrated/underappreciated by national and even Midwest standards.


Minnesota and Michigan as well (esp. Michigan).
Not overrated, either. I think that most people have an understanding of the beauty of the three states you mentioned. Especially Michigan...I'll agree on that. The Driftless Region is probably underrated, as it is stunning. People probably don't have a clue. I'm not a big fan of the north woods....but I do love the hundreds of lakes. I also love Wisconsin's entire eastern border that is Lake Michigan...that's hard to beat. Every now and then, someone on this forum will say that Wisconsin is flat....couldn't be more far from the truth. That just tells me, that they've never been here.
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