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Old 02-06-2023, 07:16 PM
Location: Suburban Chicago
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The most beautiful state in the country.. we can show you pictures and prove you wrong.
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Old 02-07-2023, 09:53 AM
Location: Greater Indianapolis
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I like Indiana in general... calling it the most beautiful state in the country might be a bit of a stretch lol. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder though.
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Old 02-09-2023, 05:02 PM
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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I think Indiana is beautiful, but it's not very photogenic. (I used to be a professional photographer.) It's very green most of the year, soft and gray in the winter, and it's full of interesting plants and classic American architecture. But most scenes lack focal points or leading lines, and the soft lighting (good for portraits) generally doesn't make for good architectural photos (where strong side lighting shows shapes and textures) or landscapes.
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Old 02-09-2023, 09:56 PM
Location: TN/NC
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I lived in Indianapolis for several years. I'm originally from northeast TN and live in western NC now near Asheville.

IN has a lot of classic Americana, but comparing it to the natural beauty of Appalachia just isn't fair.
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Old 02-11-2023, 04:26 AM
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Beautiful? Maybe in the Fall...Winter is horrible here....gray and brown and depressing. This year has been mild so not much snow (not complaining there!). What I wouldn't give for blue skies and little humidity....
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Old 02-15-2023, 02:55 PM
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I can't tell if the poster is being sarcastic or not. There are plenty of more or equally beautiful states. Indiana is kind of bland. Its mostly flat and has trees. Big deal.
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Old 02-19-2023, 02:33 PM
Location: Central Indiana/Indy metro area
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Parts of Indiana can be scenic, but most of it is a very low tier. The state's topography is a main reason, possibly the main reason, why the state is one of the lowest tourist destinations in the country. We are not only fly over country, we are also drive through country as well.
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Old 02-19-2023, 03:35 PM
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Indiana is like vanilla, pretty good but not exciting or bad. It is not exactly bursting with flavors.
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Old 02-20-2023, 09:57 AM
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Most beautiful state in the country is a pretty high bar, and I struggle to think even the most ardent homers would actually think that to be the case for Indiana.

However, I think Southern Indiana is underrated nationally. Most people who pass through Indiana do so on the Toll Road or 70/65, neither of which pass through very attractive areas in my opinion. It doesn't help that the biggest population center in the state is just north of the more interesting areas, so people visiting Indiana may not even realize how varied the terrain gets in Southern Indiana. Now, it isn't the Rocky Mountains, but to call Indiana 100% flat is just categorically untrue.
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Old 02-20-2023, 03:37 PM
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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As a native Hoosier who has lived in New England for the past 18 yrs, and happens to be in New Mexico on business this week, I've gotta believe the OP is yanking our collective chain.
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