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View Poll Results: What is the best?
Wisconsin 36 46.15%
Minnesota 42 53.85%
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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One of the main appeals to me is: I'm bored (happens to you no matter what city you live in, even NYC) and where can I go from here to enjoy a different environment without flying there?

76 miles from Milwaukee to Chicago. It' an easy drive from Madison, too.
Ha! Good one! It seems Wisconsin's best quality is that it's easy to leave from and go to Chicago. Great argument.

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Old 05-15-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: MN
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Scuzzy, but fun. Love those generic bars in Superior, it's worth staying there just to pub crawl at night and not worry about getting a DUI. Being a long-time lover of Tijuana (check my user name!) I may be going too far and calling it the Tijuana of the North.

I say, stay overnight at that old landmark hotel in downtown Superior, pub crawl at night, nurse your hangover in Duluth the next day and do some sightseeing, take in Minnesota Point, return to Superior at night and have a blast!

AHHAHA that's funny you say that.. I always tell people that Duluth is like San Diego and Superior is Tijuana
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I drove from the Iowa border to Minneapolis and the out to Wisconsin and then all the way through Wisconsin past Madison to Illinois so I have a pretty good idea of what both states look like. I probably like Wisconsin more because I think it's more scenic than Minnesota. Wisconsin had a lot of hills that I thought were so pretty but my mom didn't think it was anything special. I've been to Minneapolis and Madison and if I had to pick between the two, I would pick Madison although not by much. They were both really nice cities but I'm not really a city person. I like those scooters that everyone in Madison drives around. Haha.
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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AHHAHA that's funny you say that.. I always tell people that Duluth is like San Diego and Superior is Tijuana
If Superior had Tijuana's Zona Norte district with some 60 bars all crammed together, along with Hookers inside the bars and lining the sidewalks, Duluth would be a ghost town on Fri. and Sat. nights.

I love "scuzzy" cities and towns. They're rapidly disappearing from the face of the planet. Some day all cities will resemble Singapore; clean, antiseptic, no gum splatters on the sidewallks, can't tell the difference between human beings and androids.

They cleaned NYC up all right, now it's so antiseptic, if you want a little scuzz you need to hop the train out of Penn Central for Newark, or take the subway to the Bronx. No, they didn't stop with cleaning up Manhattan, they cleaned up Harlem, too.

One day? Tourist bureaus from differents states, will include scuzz cities in their brochures, for the tourists, like myself, who have no interest in visiting antiseptic, seen-one-seen-them-all cities.

I grew up in a city that disinfects the entire city every night, Rochester-MN, where the smell of Pine Sol lingers in the air next day. Small wonder I grew to appreciate scuzz cities around the world. Central America here I come!
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:08 PM
 
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I drove from the Iowa border to Minneapolis and the out to Wisconsin and then all the way through Wisconsin past Madison to Illinois so I have a pretty good idea of what both states look like. I probably like Wisconsin more because I think it's more scenic than Minnesota. Wisconsin had a lot of hills that I thought were so pretty but my mom didn't think it was anything special. I've been to Minneapolis and Madison and if I had to pick between the two, I would pick Madison although not by much. They were both really nice cities but I'm not really a city person. I like those scooters that everyone in Madison drives around. Haha.
You missed the most scenic parts of MN! I-35 from the IA border to Mpls is essentially Iowa North, and I 94 from Mpls to WI border is essentially suburban sprawl, once you get past St. Paul.
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Hahah yeah, it was definitely Iowa North. I watched a movie called "North Country" which took place and parts of it were filmed in Minnesota. During the end credits, she's driving and it was beautiful. Was that part filmed in Minnesota, and where exactly in Minnesota was it?
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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For North Country - The parents house is in Hibbing, but the driving seen at the end is on the road between Eveleth and West Eveleth. The hockey scene is also shot in Eveleth at the Hippodrome. I thought it was a terrible movie but I watched it to see if I recognized any local scenes.
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:53 PM
 
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Yea drive Highway 61 from La Crescent in the SE corner of the state all the way up the Mississippi, through the cities, up to duluth, and then along the north shore in then try and tell me MN is not scenic.

I love WI and MN - the two best states in the country by far.
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: MN
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Hahah yeah, it was definitely Iowa North. I watched a movie called "North Country" which took place and parts of it were filmed in Minnesota. During the end credits, she's driving and it was beautiful. Was that part filmed in Minnesota, and where exactly in Minnesota was it?

The Iron Range in Northeastern MN.

Ha, Yeah, I was going to say .... "North to Minneapolis from Iowa" is probably the worst drive in MN, LOL
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:36 AM
 
Location: MN
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Yea drive Highway 61 from La Crescent in the SE corner of the state all the way up the Mississippi, through the cities, up to duluth, and then along the north shore in then try and tell me MN is not scenic.

I love WI and MN - the two best states in the country by far.

Yeah, Highway 61 is awesome. Pure beauty. You don't even feel like you're in MN or WI during that drive. Even Bob Dylan Liked it.
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