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Old 12-27-2018, 09:40 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Having been to 49 out of 50 states (minus Alaska) I thought it would be fun to start a thread for anyone to proclaim metropolitan areas they know nothing about. No time spent, no idea about anything in the general area. For me:

1) Milwaukee. Never have so much flown into the airport. I have never been within 90 miles of the metro (Chicago being the closest).

2) Houston. I have flown into the airport many times, but never spent any time on the ground exploring the area.

3) Atlanta. Drove through the metro once, at night, 25 years ago. Have only flown into the airport.

4) Salt Lake City. Have only flown into the metro area. Have been in other regions of Utah, but not Salt Lake City.

5) Boise. Closest I have ever been is Coeur D'Alene.
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Old 12-27-2018, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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My list is fairly short as well. Out of the top 50 MSAs, only 13 have I not visited in the past 5 years. Of those 13, 4 of them I have been to at least twice in the last decade. Which leaves the following nine that I have minimal personal recollection of:

1) Phoenix. I have been a few times when I was a kid, but my first time as an adult will be this February for a 4-day visit

2) Charlotte. Also a few times when I was young...most recently in 2000. Since then I have flown through many times but never stepped out of the airport.

3) Columbus. Never been.

4) Virginia Beach. Never been.

5) Providence. Only visit was in 2000.

6) OKC. Never been.

7) Memphis. Not since a young kid.

8) Hartford. Last time in 2000.

9) Salt Lake City. Not since a young child.

Louisville and Richmond I have only passed through (albeit a number of times) for a meal or a quick tour, etc, and never really stayed for a serious visit. I finally knocked San Diego off this list last year and Denver this year.
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Old 12-27-2018, 11:14 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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- Indianapolis (just driven through)

- San Jose, California

- Sacramento

- Tucson

- Des Moines

- Milwaukee (just know a lot of beer comes from there)

- anything in New England outside of Boston

- Tulsa

- Omaha

- Columbia, South Carolina (driven through on the way to Charleston which is much more famous despite being slightly smaller)

- Augusta, Georgia

- Jacksonville

- Oklahoma City

- Minneapolis

There's also some that I don't know a lot about but find interesting like Tampa Bay and San Antonio (Alamo is one my bucket list)
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Old 12-28-2018, 12:09 AM
 
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I had no idea downtown Jacksonville didn't border the Atlantic until about two minutes ago. So I guess Jacksonville.
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Old 12-28-2018, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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Sacramento. I have been to every other larger metro in the West.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:20 AM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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Been through but not to and know nothing about:
-Houston. Only drove through on way to San Antonio from Florida
-Cincinnati. Only drove through to/fro Columbus

Been to, but know nothing about:
-San Antonio. Been there, but didn't get out to visit the city
-Detroit. Only for a funeral
-Kansas City. For a Reunion, but didn't explore
-St. Louis. Just an event, but didn't stay long enough to explore.

Never been to:
-Portland
-Boston
-Salt Lake City
-Tampa
-Minneapolis
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:46 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Corpus Christi, TX
Shreveport, LA
Reno, NV
Toledo, OH
Tulsa, OK
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Charlotte, NC is up there. Newer Southern cities in general don't interest me a lot, and I've never even passed through NC - I lived in Virginia for a while, but I was in the DC suburbs and didn't have a car.

Along that same token:
Virginia Beach, VA
Roanoke, VA
Jacksonville, FL
Charleston, SC
Corpus Christi, TX
Laredo, TX
Brownsville, TX
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Can't say I know "nothing" about them, but

New York/Philadelphia/Washington/Boston/Baltimore/Virginia Beach/Providence/Richmond/Hartford. I've been as close as Cooperstown, NY.

Dallas/Houston/San Antonio/Austin, closest I've been is Amarillo.

Miami/Atlanta/Tampa/Orlando/Jacksonville/New Orleans/Birmingham, closest I've been is Lawrenceburg, TN.

Charlotte. Haven't been within 300 miles of it. Closest I've been is Nashville.

Pittsburgh. Haven't been within 150 miles. Closest I've been is Toledo.

Columbus/Indianapolis/Raleigh. Closest I've been is Cincinnati.

Cleveland. Haven't been within 50 miles. Closest I've been is Detroit (the way the crow flies).

Oklahoma City. Haven't been within 100 miles. Closest I've been is Wichita.

Memphis. Haven't been within 100 miles. Closest I've been is Cairo, IL.

Buffalo. Haven't been within 50 miles. Closest I've been is Toronto (via crow).

I've been to the other 21 of the top 50.
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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1) Salt Lake City
2) Seattle
3) Tuscon
4) Sacramento
5) Santa Fe
6) Little Rock
7) Los Angeles
8) Portland, OR

I guess I need to go further west when I travel
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