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Old 12-22-2008, 05:28 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Wow, thanks for the input everyone. Learned a lot that I didn't know before.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Are we only talking about major cities in the midwest? I could name tons of smaller cities that are very hilly, making some of San Fran's roads look easy to ascend. lol

Chicago is flat as a board. Parts of Chicagoland have small, rolling hills, especially in the Fox Valley area (about 40 miles West of Chicago). If you go even further west towards the Rock River in IL, the hills get even bigger. Head to Galena or down south in IL, and the hills get larger still.

Southern IL:
Flickr Photo Download: Shawnee national forest 116
Yes only major ones was my intention. But as for smaller towns those are welcome as well.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Indianapolis is not "level in terrain", ajf. It is very flat in areas, but not overwhelmingly so like Chicago or Detroit. In fact, some areas have some pretty tall hills (Crown Hill, Mann Hill) and there is like a 250-foot difference in elevation across the city.
Thanks Colts...the only parts of Indianapolis that I have been to were downtown and virtually along the Interstate 70 corridor...my memory of the last time I was there is fuzzy, so please cut me some slack if I get things wrong about it. From what I remember most of Indy along I-70 was fairly flat, but I could be mistaken...the last time I was there was when I drove through it without stopping along Interstate 70 back in November 2006. So again, over two years ago...
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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Milwaukee
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Milwaukee
Can you go into more detail please? I've never been to Milwaukee and haven't the slightest idea of what it's landscape is like. Like what parts are hilly, how big are the hills, are they rolling, etc...thanks. --ajf
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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A few more from IL:

Oregon, IL:






Galena, IL:


Savanna, IL:


Elizabeth, IL:




Oregon, IL again:


Sugar Grove, IL:


Small rolling hills in Geneva, IL (Chicago suburb):


Campton Hills, IL (CHicago suburb):


Elburn, IL (Chicago suburb):


Yorkville, IL:


Oregon, IL:


Chicago suburb, St. Charles, IL:
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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A few other hilly Midwestern cities I can think of:

Red Wing, Minnesota:
Flickr Photo Download: Trenton Island Yacht Club - Hager City, WI - Red Wing, MN

LaCrosse, Wisconsin:
Flickr Photo Download: Grandad Bluff, La Crosse, WI (5)

Branson, Missouri:
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Manhattan, Kansas:
Flickr Photo Download: Manhattan, Kansas

Deadwood, South Dakota:
Flickr Photo Download: Deadwood, South Dakota, ca. 1900

Marquette, Michigan:
Flickr Photo Download: Downtown Marquette,MI March 31,2007

Duluth, Minnesota:
Flickr Photo Download: Duluth downtown & hillside view from harbor

Peoria, Illinois:
Flickr Photo Download: DSC_1141

Lutsen, Minnesota:
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Wausau, Wisconsin:
Flickr Photo Download: a view from the top of the Rib Mountain - Wisconsin
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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You'd better have good brakes in Branson. Some of the hills are steep.
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Old 12-25-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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Lutsen, Minnesota:
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This is Duluth. But anywhere in the arrowhead region of MN will have a decent amount of hills.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:41 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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This a picture I took in Cincinnati this week the really shows the area's hilliness

http://static3.bareka.com/photos/medium/17079570.jpg (broken link)

http://static1.bareka.com/photos/medium/17079564.jpg (broken link)
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