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Old 10-31-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Finland
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I would say Houston.

 
Old 10-31-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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Exceeded- Las Colinas,TX
Disappointed- Clarksville,TN
 
Old 11-01-2014, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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I was very impressed with Kansas City, MO. I was expecting the city to be quite flat, so I was really surprised to see that it is very hilly! The architecture and the different districts also impressed me such as Downtown, the River Market, and Country Club Plaza.
 
Old 11-01-2014, 02:49 PM
 
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I was more impressed than I expected with SF. Boston underwhelms me.
 
Old 11-01-2014, 03:38 PM
 
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Birmingham, Alabama kinda disappointed me, not going to lie. Actually, the whole state of Alabama didn't impress me at all. Sad to say, but some of the stereotypes are still true down there. Outside of Birmingham, I saw a billboard saying, "Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white." Seriously? Alabama already has a horrible reputation from the Civil Rights Movement, and these kind of billboards still exist? Besides that, and I don't want to offend some, but Birmingham seemed rather trashy, redneck-ish, and unprogressive.

Tupelo, Mississippi was more impressive than I thought it would be. You always hear horror stories in regards to Mississippi, and it's the poorest state in the nation as we speak. However, speaking for Tupelo, it was pretty nice! Very clean, not trashy at all. Looked like a comfortable area, a little sleepy but rather pleasant!

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Old 11-02-2014, 08:19 PM
 
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I was very impressed with Kansas City, MO. I was expecting the city to be quite flat, so I was really surprised to see that it is very hilly! The architecture and the different districts also impressed me such as Downtown, the River Market, and Country Club Plaza.
I couldn't agree more. I visited KC this summer and thought it might be pleasant enough but rather dull. On the contrary, I really fell in love with the city.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 01:40 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Birmingham, Alabama kinda disappointed me, not going to lie. Actually, the whole state of Alabama didn't impress me at all. Sad to say, but some of the stereotypes are still true down there. Outside of Birmingham, I saw a billboard saying, "Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white." Seriously? Alabama already has a horrible reputation from the Civil Rights Movement, and these kind of billboards still exist? Besides that, and I don't want to offend some, but Birmingham seemed rather trashy, redneck-ish, and unprogressive.
The places you'll see the stereotypes are likely the small, rural areas, not so much Birmingham itself. Also, if you get off the interstates and stay away from the ghetto, you can find some really beautiful scenery.


Anyway, for my list....

Least impressive:
Houston, TX. Seemed kinda run down, trashy and boring.
Tulsa, OK - Like Houston except worse. Absolutely nothing interesting to see.

Most impressive:
Phoenix, AZ. I was expecting nothing but flat and dull, but it was actually pretty nice.
 
Old 11-21-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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More impressive: DC, NYC, San Fran
Less impressive: Pittsburgh
 
Old 11-21-2014, 09:23 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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Lived in Chicago in the 80s. But never ceases to impress me on visits in how clean its downtown is an how its architecture just seems to all fit together and its lakefront.... How can you not be impressed with a beach and tiki bar right off its main shopping street...Michigan Ave. I sure was with crystal clear water.
 
Old 11-23-2014, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville FL
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I would say I was really impressed with Charlotte NC. Very! I had no idea that it was such a happening place. I really liked the downtown area with all the restaurants. One city that I was super disappointed with was Phoenix AZ. I have been there twice. Once for a vacation and once for business. Both times I was let down. Sure Phoenix is BEAUTIFUL but that's it! Downtown seemed to be DEAD no life to it. Super boring place I couldn't wait to get out of that place.
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