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View Poll Results: If you had to choose just one, would you say Nebraska is more like the Dakotas or Kansas?
The Dakotas 12 41.38%
Kansas 17 58.62%
Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-22-2015, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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To be specific with the sandhills.. it is located in central and north central, but not south central. Which is why it is often referred to covering one quarter of the state's land mass, centered in the north central portion.
I think we're probably saying the same thing.

The Sandhills region:

UNL's accompanying page


Erin
(Who has lived in the Sandhills of Sheridan, Cherry, Blaine, Dundy and Holt counties lol)

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Old 03-22-2015, 03:46 PM
 
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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I agree. South Dakota and Nebraska have contrasting terrain types from each other. South Dakota has the hills/mountains and the badlands, Nebraska has the rare sandhills, buttes, mesas and a badland-like area which includes toadstool. They are different from each other which is good. It provides variety and it's a very good variety. That is why if I had to choose, Nebraska is more like SD than KS. Nebraska is quite loaded with great scenery and is full of variety. Kansas just doesn't fit that mold. I'm not saying it is ugly or completely flat, it just isn't like our two states.
Kansas has Castle Rocks, Gove County.

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Old 03-22-2015, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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As well as the Flint Hills:

Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge, a Kansas natlwild located nearby Emporia

The Arikaree Breaks:


And others...
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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As well as the Flint Hills:

Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge, a Kansas natlwild located nearby Emporia

The Arikaree Breaks:


And others...
I have never seen the Arikaree Breaks, but I know it they are located in Cheyenne County, KS.
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:17 PM
 
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I plan on visiting the breaks this summer and drove through the flint hills this last December. Believe me, I know that Kansas isn't bare. I even said as much. Just the sheer scale of Nebraska and South Dakotas terrain expansion and uniqueness is what I was referring to.
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Midwest USA
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Believe me, I know that Kansas isn't bare.
lol

What states would you consider bare?
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:39 PM
 
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Most of eastern Nebraska is quite similar to western Iowa and eastern South Dakota. Western Nebraska is more like portions of the western Dakotas and northwest Kansas. Nebraska does not have as much in common with Kansas as it does with some of its other neighbors.
This. In general, as you travel across the midwest you'll find that there's a gradual cultural transition which is more subtle than the hard "map" boundaries. In fact individuals and towns who are separated by a few miles and a state boundary are probably much more alike than someone from the opposite end of the same state.
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:48 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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One of these days I want to take a Great Plains road trip. Maybe I'll go in May or June so I can see a tornado. I've always wanted to see a tornado, just not when I'm at home.
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