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View Poll Results: Which smaller northern U.S. cities / towns have you been to?
Houlton, Maine 2 6.25%
Utica, New York 7 21.88%
Danbury, Vermont 3 9.38%
Schenectady, New York 5 15.63%
Fairfield, Connecticut 4 12.50%
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey 2 6.25%
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 5 15.63%
Cape Charles, Virginia 1 3.13%
Hagerstown, Maryland 4 12.50%
Scranton, Pennsylavania 7 21.88%
State College, Pennsylavania 4 12.50%
Sandusky, Ohio 5 15.63%
Mansfield, Ohio 4 12.50%
Valparaiso, Indiana 3 9.38%
Green Bay, Wisconsin 4 12.50%
Bethany, Missouri 1 3.13%
Pella, Iowa 5 15.63%
Duluth, Minnesota 9 28.13%
Rapid City, South Dakota 8 25.00%
Williston, North Dakota 1 3.13%
Valentine, Nebraska 3 9.38%
Garden City, Kansas 0 0%
Cut Bank, Montana 1 3.13%
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 6 18.75%
Thermopolis, Wyoming 2 6.25%
Ellensburg, Washington 1 3.13%
Lincoln City, Oregon 1 3.13%
Jordan Valley, Oregon 0 0%
Homer, Alaska 1 3.13%
Barrow, Alaska 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-02-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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I personally have only been to Duluth and Rapid City. Duluth is definitely my favorite

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Old 11-03-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I've only been to Scranton and State College. Both cities have distinctly different "flavors" to them, so I can't honestly elevate one above the other. State College is diverse, vibrant, and very youthful, which would make sense considering it would be just a one-horse farming town if not for the massive presence of Penn State University/University Park. Scranton is very, very old, but with that age comes some very, very impressive architecture that is hard to locate in a newer city like State College. State College is growing. Scranton's not growing, but its suburbs are. Scranton has the better location---2 hours from NYC or Philly---whereas State College is much more isolated to major cities. It's a draw to me.

I can't wait to visit Duluth someday though. Methinks it will be a lakefront version of Scranton (without "The Office" of course!)
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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I was very disappointed by Lincoln City Oregon. I was expecting so much more.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:22 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Lets see now. I've been to the following off the list.
Houlton, ME
Utica, NY
Danbury, VT
Schenectady, NY
Fairfield, CT
Scranton, PA
State College, PA
Sandusky, OH
Mansfield, OH
Valpariso, IN
Green Bay, WI
Pella, IA
Duluth, MN
Rapid City, ND
Cut Bank, MT
Coeur d'Alene, ID

Some of those are not very small though. I guess it is all a matter of perspective. To me anything over 50,000 is pretty good sized
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I have never been east of Memphis or north of Denver so I have never been to any of those cities on your list.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Rapid City is beautiful. Close to Black Hills also. Valparaiso. IN is nice as well.
Duluth is too cold.
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Oh yeah, forgot to say which is my favorite. Sandusky, OH but only because I LOVE roller Coasters and they have Cedar Point there .
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Been to Egg Harbor City, New Jersey,Rehoboth Beach, Delaware,Hagerstown, Maryland,Scranton, Pennsylavania...none are really my favorite,maybe Hagerstown b/c it's closest to VA
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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I guess I'm a little partial, but I'd have to say Rapid City is the best city on that list! The thing is, it's not really a small town. It has about 80,000 people and a 125,000 metro.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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I wasn't at all impressed by Rapid City from an urban standpoint. However, being in the Black Hills it has a beautiful setting. The Black Hills in general are very nice, as are the Badlands.
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