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Old 02-20-2008, 11:56 PM
 
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Just checking in ... all of Ohio's major cities still suck.

I'm an urban and suburban oriented Midwesterner. If I wasn't, then midstate Illinois here would heaven, as opposed to tolerable.

Oh, and midstate Illinois is awesome, not. Ive never been to a more boring place in the country. Heck Iowa had alot more to see than parts of central and western Illinois.
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Fortunately, a lot of those boring lands are very important to the U.S., providing crops and meat.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Oh, and midstate Illinois is awesome, not. Ive never been to a more boring place in the country. Heck Iowa had alot more to see than parts of central and western Illinois.
Western Illinois is comprised of hills, bluffs, and the river. Not to mentions some very charming old towns and the like. Central IL is very boring for the most part, but places like Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, Buffalo Rock State Park are in central Illinois and are very beautiful with limestone caves, sandstone canyons, waterfalls, etc. And the Peoria area is quite nice and also has some beautiful hills/bluffs.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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1. Minnesota, gorgeous lakes, natural, clean, almost Scandnavian
2. Ohio, incredible diversity of landscapes, East-meets-Midwest
3. Michigan, fantastic lakes, the dunes, islands, etc.
4. Wisconsin, gorgeous shorelines, tidy, neat, clean

On the flip-side:
A trip to Illinois makes Ohio feel like France.

What a disaster of a state--Illinois (beyond Chicago of course). Per a previous post 'Mid-State Illinois is Awesome'....seriously? NOT!
But after living there myself, IL Is basically a real no-place. Please don't waste the gas money for a road trip there unless you're going to Chicago.

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Old 01-06-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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On the flip-side:
A trip to Illinois makes Ohio feel like France.
Totally disagree. In fact, I think there are people that would argue the situation should be reversed (myself included).
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Totally disagree. In fact, I think there are people that would argue the situation should be reversed (myself included).
Having lived in both, I can tell you that Ohio is much more scenic than Illinois.
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Having lived in both, I can tell you that Ohio is much more scenic than Illinois.
Having lived in IL and been to OH many, many times, I agree; however, relative "beauty" aside, I think IL is a much more desirable state to be in than OH.
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Having lived in IL and been to OH many, many times, I agree; however, relative "beauty" aside, I think IL is a much more desirable state to be in than OH.
To each their own. For me the only thing that would make Illinois more desirable is living in downtown Chicago or close to it, which is in fact where I live. Other than that Illinois is pretty undesirable.
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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The extreme north and south parts of IL are largely rolling and pretty... the central area (except along the rivers) is, yes, very flat and boring. But the awesomeness/gorgeousness of Chicago (arguably in the north part anyway, but still) more than makes up for that.

I like them all, dammit. I have a strong sentimental attachment to the BIG MO, though... it is just a seriously fun state. Two very cool, underrated cities (especially KC... as a foodie who isn't terribly fond of HUGE metro areas, KC has always been one of my favorite best-kept-secret sorts of places). Lots of interesting history. Beautiful, unique (I mean, the Ozark plateau is so old that it sports botanical relics from previous geological ages found no where else in NA) scenery, etc.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:11 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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The extreme north and south parts of IL are largely rolling and pretty... the central area (except along the rivers) is, yes, very flat and boring. But the awesomeness/gorgeousness of Chicago (arguably in the north part anyway, but still) more than makes up for that.
I actually LIKE the flat parts of central Illinois. I think it's cool to be able to see for miles across the farmland. I personally find that landscape to be more interesting than forested lands, just because of the fact that trees obstruct the view.

But, then again, I grew up in a rural area, so I think I might have a greater appreciation for farm scenery. I know other people that like to drive through that part of Illinois too. But I think the "flat=boring" mindset is pretty common among people who are from urban areas.
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