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View Poll Results: Favorite "Boring" State
Ohio 9 8.11%
Indiana 5 4.50%
Illinois 25 22.52%
Michigan 8 7.21%
Wisconsin 15 13.51%
Iowa 17 15.32%
Nebraska 9 8.11%
Kansas 4 3.60%
North Dakota 9 8.11%
South Dakota 10 9.01%
Voters: 111. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-30-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: moving again
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I'll second that. There just isn't anything to see or do there.
No, I'm completely serious! I love North Dakota. Its simply so peaceful and open
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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I've been to Idaho briefly, but it's a very beautiful scenic state. Small towns and downtowns. Unfortunately, I don't remember much from when I went there. I've been through Wyoming. That's also not a "boring" state. I mean, wildlife! You can't get any better than that.

Seriously, I think the title of this topic should be changed somehow. For every state considered "boring", there's always something that makes up for a lack of a "big city" or "exciting geography". They got landscapes and abundance of nature. Just go out there and sit there for awhile. No shopping. No TV/internet. No cafes. No restaurants. No nightlife. Just you and the big outdoors.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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I don't think most people would list Michigan as a boring state (at least not in summer).
Utah is a state that a lot of people put down, but I think it is amazing.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:46 PM
 
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I would like to nominate Vermont.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of Cleveland
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South Dakota, just because of the black hills
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:25 AM
 
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So are we saying that the Midwest is automatically boring?

Why is it that only Midwestern states can be boring? Maybe I find endless suburbs in NJ to be boring...or deserts in Arizona to be boring...

OP, you're from Michigan so you should know better. Michigan isn't boring at all. If people haven't traveled through and have weird misconceptions, then let them.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Wow! I started this thread in 2009. Crazy.

Well... you're right. This was not my best idea for a thread. I don't actually think the Midwest is boring at all (or any state, for that matter). Threads like this one don't really help anything.

But hey, I've matured as a City Data member since 2009. No way I would post crap like this today.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Missouri.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:56 PM
 
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Well this is a horrible thread.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:10 PM
 
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I cringe at the phrase "flyover state". To me each state has it's own positive characteristics. Many see the agricultural Midwest as empty and boring, I see it as stunningly beautiful. I can remember one particularly inspirational day as a young kid (10 years old) standing and looking down a gravel road in the middle one of my grandfather's corn fields in SW Indiana where all you could see was a couple of miles of tall corn reaching out to the horizon meeting bright sunny blue skies. If one can't see interest or beauty in such a thing it's in my opinion truly sad.
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