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Old 02-15-2009, 08:28 AM
 
Location: AZ
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I don't see how Katiana could say MI has a lot of nothing. Though there may be a lot of undeveloped land in much of the midwest, a lot of it is covered with trees and arying landscapes. Rivers, lakes, etc. Except 35 from Duluth to the Twin Cities can be kind boring.

As far as western states, I've only been to Arizona, but it is true there is a lot of vastness. But the nice thing about Arizona is the mountains and cacti. I absolutely love it. Even if you're in the "middle of nowhere", the cacti and mountains more than make up for it.
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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AK,WY, and ID are the MOST empty
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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I've driven through 40 states and Wyoming was the most isolated.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:53 AM
 
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Nebraska and Kansas would have to be at the top. Wyoming at least has quite a bit of natural beauty to make up for the not so interesting parts--Yellowstone, the Tetons...
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:22 AM
 
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Kansas is wide open! much of nevada, wyoming, arizona and parts of the dakota's are arid..no water so not much settlement. That can't be said of Kansas though I suspect the twisters may have something to do with it.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Are you serious? Where exactly have you been in Wyoming? I mean South Dakota's cool and all with the Black Hills, but the rest of the state is relatively flat plains. Wyoming has Yellowstone/Grand Teton and countless mountain ranges with 13,000'+ peaks. But like the OP said, this thread is about opinions and you are entitled to yours.
Most of Wyoming is just vast endless prairie with harldy any trees. There are few to no towns and their largest city has only 50,000 people. The wind blows in Wyoming CONSTANTLY and there is only one state college in the ENTIRE state. Sure, it has mountains in the west and Jackson/Yellowstone is a beautiful part of the country but it is all in all a very empty state.

South Dakota at least has several large towns like Sioux Falls and Rapid City, and the Black Hills are also very beautiful.
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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After living in an isolated mountain town in New Mexico for 17 years, it came as quite a shock that, upon arriving in Knoxville and exploring the area, I would only have to drive 5 minutes to get to the nearest Wal-Mart.

But yeah, states like New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, etc., are all going to be on this list. It's not for everybody, but I often find myself missing the wide open spaces of the desert Southwest.
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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Vermont, hands down. Bleh!
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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I'd say North Carolina if you're talking about actual things worth seeing.
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, Georgia
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I'd say North Carolina if you're talking about actual things worth seeing.
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That's silly. North Carolina has 9 million people living in it. Not only are there numerous fairly big cities but there are really beautiful mountain ranges like the Black Mountain/Asheville area.
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