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View Poll Results: Does the Midwest get short changed on people's perceptions of it?
Yes 31 68.89%
No 14 31.11%
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Old Yesterday, 10:56 AM
 
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this is a thread where everyone is trying to say all things are equal when it really isn't. I don't think the Midwest is ugly by any means but it's not only shortchanged on natural beauty, I think I could safely say that the Midwest get's shortchanged on numerous categories i.e. it's cities. The root cause is it's desirability as a tourist destination as a whole thus "perception"/"reality" on topics like this.. if all areas west of the Dakota's and east of Ohio fell into the oceans, I'm sure perceptions would change.
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Old Yesterday, 11:15 AM
 
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this is a thread where everyone is trying to say all things are equal when it really isn't. I don't think the Midwest is ugly by any means but it's not only shortchanged on natural beauty, I think I could safely say that the Midwest get's shortchanged on numerous categories i.e. it's cities. The root cause is it's desirability as a tourist destination as a whole thus "perception"/"reality" on topics like this.. if all areas west of the Dakota's and east of Ohio fell into the oceans, I'm sure perceptions would change.
Yes, because every city not in the Midwest, is better, by far. There are 60 some million of us who might take issue with your bias. I also feel, a bias is often based on ignorance.
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Old Yesterday, 11:18 AM
 
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Yes, because every city not in the Midwest, is better, by far. There are 60 some million of us who might take issue with your bias. I also feel, a bias is based on ignorance.
I didn't say anything negative about the cities, I said they are also shortchanged as well. Also, I lived in the Midwest and visited many of the places being mentioned here.
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Old Yesterday, 11:41 AM
 
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I didn't say anything negative about the cities, I said they are also shortchanged as well. Also, I lived in the Midwest and visited many of the places being mentioned here.
I see that, now. I reacted, and I'm sorry. There are a lot of cities not in the Midwest that leave a lot to be desired, and also, many areas of other regions that are boring as heck. There is not one region, that has it all.
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Old Yesterday, 11:52 AM
 
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Is Wisconsin and Michigan really considered the midwest? I consider it to be the Great Lakes Region. Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma are midwest to me. Any state the Mississippi passes through is loaded with natural beauty.
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Old Yesterday, 11:58 AM
 
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Then Eastern Colorado is Midwest too (looking at it, it really can't be anything else).



Lake Michigan is spectacular no matter where you see it from. I've only seen Lake Erie from Toledo, and it's kind of off the beaten path and unimpressive (aside from size) near there.

There are parts of Southern Illinois and Southern Indiana that aren't all that unlike your area of Texas from a visual perspective.

I like all of it and can't wait to find the time to explore it more.
Eastern Colorado is more like the Midwest than it is anywhere else. It's like northern Oklahoma. It's not in the official government definition of the Midwest, but it's topography, economy, and culture is 100% Midwestern.
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Old Yesterday, 11:59 AM
 
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Is Wisconsin and Michigan really considered the midwest? I consider it to be the Great Lakes Region. Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma are midwest to me. Any state the Mississippi passes through is loaded with natural beauty.
Now you've done it. The Midwest is only what the census bureau says it is. NOTHING ELSE COUNTS.
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Old Yesterday, 12:03 PM
 
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Is Wisconsin and Michigan really considered the midwest?
You betcha (x1000). Unequivocally Midwest.
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Old Yesterday, 12:06 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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You betcha (x1000). Unequivocally Midwest.
Specifically 'upper midwest'. Why do I suddenly feel this thread veering into another direction.....
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Old Yesterday, 12:29 PM
 
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Is Wisconsin and Michigan really considered the midwest? I consider it to be the Great Lakes Region. Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma are midwest to me. Any state the Mississippi passes through is loaded with natural beauty.
Absolutely. MN, WI, and MI is definitely considered midwest by the local residents.
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