Top Ten Underrated States In the U.S.
The Top Ten
I went there on a vacation once, thinking it was going to be boring. I was wrong! It was just really cool and it was like going to Cali, but there's not tons of people there(when I was there) The beaches were very clean and the weather is nice during the summer. The people were really nice and overall I had a great time.
Maine is not tropical or subtropical, in fact winters are bad here. But the summer is beautiful and actually quite warm! The northern Appalachians, The Acadia Coastline, deciduous forests, marshes, beaches, coastal cliffs, rivers, lakes and tide pools (especially in Acadia National Park), are all in Maine. Some of the last wild spots in the continental U.S where moose and bear plus marine mammals can thrive without too much human development.
I'm born and raised in maine. Just picture southern hospitality but way more north. By the way more beautiful. I love it
Nice, cool, and full of wild life. One of the few sanctuaries left in the USA! Reminiscent of Canada!
No foreign people ever even know this state but they really should. Oregon is full of all these beautiful signs made by Mother Nature herself, not by man. I mean, sure New York is cool with it's hundred story buildings and Los Angeles is close to a lot of attractions, but Oregon is a gem. There are thousands of hikes, lakes, forests and mountains to explore and plus, they aren't overrun by annoying tourists. Also, they named Oregon the beaver state and that makes us all sound like trappers with furs on our heads, but I haven't seen a real beaver in all the time I have lived here -my entire life-. Anyway, you should really just visit Oregon
Oregon is lovely. The nature is gorgeous; many animals, lakes, rivers, trees, underbrush, waterfalls, you name it! It is the 2nd most forested state. Even though it is called the beaver state, it is not overrun! Oregon should actually be called the river state, the rain state, or the water state! It rains often, but that is a small price to pay for the beauty of everything once the rain is over. The rainbows are the largest and most colorful that I have ever seen. Outside, it smells wondrous after a rainfall. I love to live here and am very glad I moved here instead of
By far the best of the best, I think what my partner was trying to say is that in Oregon all the people are outnumbered by trees, not that you (singlular) are outnumbered by trees. We have more than two trees. Also the people are nice and pretty cool
We might have a lot of rain, but step outside once in a while and you can see the beauty of the rain on the landscape, the greenery and the many trees. No matter what season it is, in Oregon it is above all beautiful with its natural looks.
We love Minnesota! Yeah, the winters aren't great but there isn't a state with a better summer and the fall is absolutely gorgeous, especially along Lake Superior and the Mississippi River. Our state is always well cared for, the lakes are so much fun! The Twin Cities are the most happening towns in the Midwest. No state is perfect, and our winters are too long unless you're into skiing or snowmobiling. I wouldn't live anywhere else, though!
Most people think that Minnesota is basically buried in snow year round, but that's all WRONG! Minnesota has beautiful summers that aren't too hot, and its kind of boring to be over 50 degrees year round don't ya think?
Minnesota may have bad weather in the winter, but there are great sites to see and things to do such as seeing the beautiful lakes and forests and going to the Mall Of America. - HoldenFanatic
Come on! Give Minnesota some respect! For those who almost never get snow and are lied about getting a snow day, Minnesota is your true state! I might not live there anymore, and I have my heart on another state, but I’d give my love for Minnesota not only because of it being my birth-place and original home, but because I care about as much I care about the past!
Utah is THE MOST underrated state. If you have ever been, you would know. Up north, there are mountains that tower the skies and have the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. Plus, there is amazing skiing and snowboarding. When the Winter Olympics was held in Salt Lake in 2002, People called the snow "The Best Snow on Earth". Then if you go south, there is the most amazing red rock you'll ever see. There is nothing greater than the natural red rock formations in southern utah. It is stunning. No doubt one of the most underrated states in the U.S.
When you think of Utah you instantly think of one of two things; baron desert boring land, or skiing, however there is much more to the state itself. It has beautiful downtown urban areas, incredible suburban outskirts, and a lot of amazing geography to keep you occupied all day.
It's beautiful and has so many different things to do outdoors! Boating at Pineview, skiing, or hiking. - kiwigreeneyes
Utah has some of the most amazing mountains in the world! Just one drive thru any of the cottonwood canyons will take your breath away!
If you really look deep into the entire state it is FULL of copious amounts of history and things to see/do. Not only does it have Philly and Pitt, but other towns and areas that display endless amounts of fun.
Come on! If you've been to Philly, than you have to know why Pennsylvania should be first! Plus, it has Fallingwater!
This is underrated on the list of underrated states if you ask me. I'm from the county that inhabits that nub in the northeast, Erie County. Pretty good here. And philly and pitts, obviously. We have Gettysburg and the capitol, Harrisburg. Tscha! These list people are picky, picky, picky!
From the beaches in the north west, to the mountains in the south, to the wonderful cities in the east, Pennsylvania is the best.
Hmm... That's a good description... But one there's a Groundhog too and second is that... Did anybody that commented here know that Philadelphia was the 5th most populated city in the USA with over a million people? I don't think that's underrated. Sure it has beaches and mountains and wonderful cities, but that's the same ideal in the northwestern states. I myself think more people go to Pennsylvania (like I been there too) than know what is in Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington.
Wisconsin is so underrated, even though it is one of the best states. States like California and New York are fun, but overrated. You run out of things to do once you've visited it like 4 times. Come to Wisconsin where we have the Wisconsin Dells, Lake Michigan, Madison, Bay Beach in Green Bay (also next to the Packer Stadium), Milwaukee Museum, Harley Davidson Museum, Madison (our capital), Devils Lake, Pioneer Village (its actually a lot of fun! ), House on a Rock, Cave of the Mounds, Apostle Island, and a LOT more! Yeah, we may be more fun than other states that are ALWAYS on top.
The upper midwest is without a doubt the most underrated area of the country. Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the UP are filled with some of the most decent and friendly people you will ever meet. The urban areas are surprisingly fun, and the wilderness areas are amazing.
People think its all dairy farms that make cheese but that is mainly only the southern portion of the state. But the central and northern part of the state consist of beautiful cranberry marshes and thick tamarack swamps. It also contains exciting animals. In northernmost Wisconsin they have Lynx and even elk. In almost all parts of the state you can see Black Bear, wolf and even the occasional Cougar.
Four seasons. All of them absolutely beautiful. The wildlife is extraordinary and its heaven for outdoors men. For city dwellers there is a lot to do. Milwaukee is highly underrated especially the East side of the city, it is right on Lake Michigan and there are many things to do like visiting the Milwaukee Art Museum or taking a stroll downtown or in one of the suburban neighborhoods.
Yes one of the most underrated states. The south edge has a bit warmer of weather and the north has a lot colder of weather. There is the sand dunes and lake Michigan to in the north by Hammond, and there is plenty of cities like Indianapolis, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Evansville, etc. There is also plenty of areas where it is mostly beautiful nature for people who's more into that like Brown County. Then there is farm lands in places like Tipton and Carrol counties for people who like that. Chicago metro leaks into Indiana with about 3-4 or so counties plus Cincinnati, Toledo, Detroit, Columbus, Dayton, and Louisville all being close to the border as well.
Something for everyone!
Indiana is a really underrated state! It's got a really varied climate from Michiana to Kentuckiana. In Michiana, it's chilly and cold in the winter and sunny and warm in the summer. In central Indiana/around Indianapolis, it's the same kind of weather, except it's warmer in the winter than in Michiana. In the Kentuckiana region, it's warm all year round. There's really a climate for everyone. If you're someone who likes the cold, Michiana is really the perfect climate for you. If you're someone who likes that nice equilibrium, then you've got central Indiana, and if you like warm weather, Kentuckiana is good!
It has absolutely stunning state parks (Potato Creek, Indiana Dunes, Shades), and even if you're not in a state park, the landscape itself is really pretty! Yes, the cornfields can get sorta dull if you're driving for hours on end, but if you're in the car, they're absolutely beautiful if the sun hits it right. Indiana's got a balance of forest, beaches, and plains! It's ...more
Indiana has beautiful state parks, friendly people, and not as many hillbillies the world thinks. I was born in the states
Indianapolis is an incredible, world class city. Beautiful corn fields and state parks. Close to Cincy, Detroit, Chicago, and Louisville. Great people. Love driving through Indiana. Indianapolis is a top ten US city in my opinion. Oh yea can't forget the colts!
It's sad how easily bored and whiny city boys go around, and call the midwest, and mostly Iowa, a boring place with nothing to do and that only has racist hicks and farmland.
It's obvious these people never even went to Iowa, or just drove through it, because that automatically means Iowa is boring just because you were too lazy to explore it. Iowa is not all farmland. While farms make up a lot of it, other parts of it are hilly forest, lakes, towns and cities, etc.
Iowa has one of the best cities in America: Des Moines. We also have the best state capitol building.
It's sad that whiny people like to dismiss Iowa as a boring state with nothing to do. Iowa is exactly like every other state. You're just too lazy to look for something exciting. - JakePlaid
The hate on this state is just ridiculous. In the worst states list, it's 9. Really? I bet most people put that there just because of the stereotypes that aren't even true. Yes, Iowa has lots of farmland, but it doesn't have the most in the US. There are over 900 cities and towns. Iowa is full of cities and forests. There are beaches, you just have to look at the lakes in Iowa to find them. Yes we have no mountains, but we aren't flat either. We aren't even in the top ten flattest states. How this state isn't in the top ten on this list is beyond me. - JakePlaid
Where do I start. We are one of the biggest producers of food in the US. Without us the country would be hurting. We lead the nation in Wind Energy production, with 35% of our energy produced coming from wind. We have always been on top of social issues, being one of the first states to legalize gay marriage, The University of Iowa was the first state college to allow women to study law, we desegregated schools almost a century before the rest of the nation did. So while you guys may think of us as a boring state, we have plenty of things to be proud of.
People Just simply overlook Iowa as a boring, stupid, state, that's all crops and farms.
Well your wrong Iowa has a lot of Big cities (obviously they're note huge, like Kansas City or Chicago) But they're pretty big (An Intresting fact about Des Moines Is that 801 grand building, Iowa's Tallest Building as well as Des Moines's is actually 6 feet taller than Kansas Cities Tallest Tower). Also Iowa has plenty of gorgeous scenery. And in the Des Moines Area there is a ton of stuff to do. Also Iowa Supplies our nation with a lot of food. With out Iowa the state that produces the most corn. Our food supplies would drastically decrease in fact food gets sent all over the world from here.
I live here. And idaho is full of great people. Our cities are growing ( the Treasure Valley is one of the most heavy construction zones right now In the USA). And our colleges are getting quite a bit of fame and great economy. And yes it may be conservative but that's what keeps Idaho so great and polite.
Idaho id not full of potatoes, yet full of the nicest people, and most amazing scenery and has a lot of things to do
We're called the Gem State not the potato states. -.-
Bro, Idaho is not just a bunch if potatoes, and we hate when people only ask about potatoes when they visit. Why not ask about how we legalized BASE jumping, or that we are one of the last frontiers of America, or that we are very nice, and funny people. Others think we are just a desert, but we have so many wonders that it's unimaginable. Also, why is Niagara Falls more popular than Shoshone falls when Shoshone falls is taller by more than 100 ft? Go to Idaho, and I know you'll love it.
everyone talks about South Carolina but this is better -
Nobody talks about South Carolina what are you talking about? - TheMainReason
I've have lived in North Carolina for all my life. I live in western Forsyth County, where the rolling foothills, and the YAdkin River start to meet the mountains. I have been everywhere in NC. I love living here. Massachusetts takes all of our revolution history, and Virginia takes away our colonial history. Ohio takes our history of being the first state of flight. when you take all those years of the Lost Colony, the revolution, the hornet's nest, and flight, there's not much left. We also have beautiful scenery everywhere in the state (Well, except for Rocky Mount). It's defidently underrated.
I'm from there, the best suburbs, cool pro teams, great collages, CAROWINDS, they've got everything.
Some of the most breathtaking scenery in the entire country. The bet of both worlds, with the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains on one side of the state and the crystal blue Atlantic Ocean on the other. NC boasts rural small towns and big cities, all wrapped up in incomparable southern charm. Did I mention we have hushpuppies, too?
One cannot forget all the water! While many states are suffering from water shortages, there is no shortage here. The Great Lakes hold one forth of the worlds fresh water. That is not counting the lakes within the state. No matter where you stand you are never more than 6 miles from fresh water.
Most people just think of Detroit and how "bad" it is, but Michigan is so much more, it has the largest coastline in the lower 48, and it has many welcoming small towns and a beautiful upper peninsula, it should be higher on this list.
Michigan is so beautiful but unfortunately many people don't realize it and go to places like Florida and California. They're great places but Michigan is as well and it's often overlooked
It's the best state ever so much to do and it's all so close together u rarely even have to travel
There are so much culture there! and if thats not enough, the balloon feista is actually exciting, and is just lovely!
This should at least be in the top 5, this is the most underrated state in the U.S. because there is so much culture and awesome places and a very awesome balloon fiesta along with a neat tramway that goes up the Sandias in Albuquerque.
Easily the most unique and cultural state in the US. Has its own cuisine, architecture, music, and fusion of native and Latino cultures with modern technology. It's very historic! Diverse landscapes from the high desert to the snowy Rocky Mountains in the north. Ancient ruins, big caves, supervolcanoes, hot air balloons, skiing, tent rocks (only place in the world besides Cappadoccia). So much to see and not crowded!
There are so many different types of land and people. It's fantastic.
Alabama gets a bad reputation for old stereotypes that have never died but anyone who has visited Alabama in the past 5 years knows it for it's wonderfully kind people, gorgeous scenery, fun cities and tons of things to do and see. Alabama is on the up and up as it continues to lower the unemployment rate, improve infrastructure and this year we moved from number 50 to number 2 in pre-school and pre-k education!
As an Alabamian, I'll say that we are pretty underrated. Everyone thinks we're racist jerks, but we're really not. That was our past. We play a lot of roles in history, as in launching rockets, Rosa Parks' refuse, and others. Alabama is pretty underrated. - PandasNGaga
The people here are very friendly. I'm from here and I know that everyone stereotypes us. Firstly, we do not always say "y'all" at the end of every sentence. I actually refrain from using that terrible contraction and say "you guys" instead. And we do not all have farms and tractors. There are more tractors in the north than here in all honesty. And no, we do not kiss our sisters or do any of that incest crap. We are just like northerners but we have accents and hotter weather. We also drink sweet tea though I prefer warm tea. - SenpaiNoticeMe
Friendly people, underrated scenery (though not quite as great as the Interior West/Rocky Mountains). Some towns feel more old-fashioned, which can come out as a good thing in my opinion. The northern part is the most scenic, though I've spent more time in southwest/central AL.
I live here and I have to say, while it has some issues, it's still a very beautiful state. The nature here is amazing, and if you live in the right place, you're life will be great here in Hog Country. Very underrated.
It is so underrated
53,179 sq miles of unnoticed beauty. Even though I'm from Virginia and never went to Arkansas, but whatever.
No matter what happens here it is barely on national news no talks about Chicago it's always about New York or LA - robertspat91
No won says their favorite city in Chicago it's always New York or LA - robertspat91
I’ve lived in Illinois. Illinois in my opinion is such a beautiful state! We have prairies and beautiful trees and nature. I loved.play outside in my yard. We also have Chicago which honestly is a nice city. There is history about illinios.
I've lived in Illinois my whole life and to me I gets too much bad rep.the one thing that is the worst in Illinois is our state politics(which I don't really want to get into).but when you look at the other things like culture,history,people,Illinois is very good for those.there is a lot of fun stuff to do here in Illinois across the state and not just in chicago,and illinois has too may hidden gems that even some people here don't know about! abe lincoln was from here and if you love history you will love illinois! a lot of the people here are very nice (except for the politicans here lol).also we grow the most pumpkins and corn here so you thank our state farmers for that.
p.s Chicago is way better than LA and NYC!
Connecticut has a beautiful places to visit, such like hiking and museums and etc. Just stay away from cities like Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, then you'll be fine. If you wanna move here for a career job then good luck because that's where Connecticut lacks. Plus the high taxes!
This state is VERY underrated
This should way higher - CoolCat999
Connecticut is among the best states. Why? It has Yale University, Mohegan Sun Casino, and so forth.
Vermont is probably one of the most underrated states. It’s beautiful, has great weather and is full of outdoor activities!
You know your in Vermont if you have maple syrup running down you and you gay husband - DaLizts
We're here, we're queer and we want to get married on the ocean
My wife visited Vermont for her work and loved it...
You can visit and that's great but don't move here because you can't eat the scenery and you will find it's a very expensive place. - MRMY
Most of the big cities in Kansas are suburbs of a city in Missouri, but Kansas is a beautiful state (In the Flint Hills and the Southeast) and the weather is great! Our Summers are nice and warm, and January is the only month where the average temperature is below freezing. We also have great BBQ!
We also have pretty good sized cities and we are pretty flat but that's what makes Kansas Kansas but also the flint hills a very nice to look at I know it's a drive through state but just stop and look around you'll be surprised trust me
It's not a boring pancake. Rolling flint hills have a very simple beauty.
Food is amazing! One of the BBQ capitals!
New Jersey is the most hated state on thetoptens. It might be that perfect only think about the urbanized parts of New Jersey.
New Jersey is by far the most underrated state, why is it ranked 11. New Jersey hides in the shadow of two major cities, Philadelphia and New York, and people think of New Jerseyians as people with unnatural tans that argue over everything. But on the series of jersey shore, only one person is from New Jersey. Also we have the worlds tallest roller coaster in the world( it's also the fastest roller coaster in North America), worlds longest Boardwalk, loads of history,(if you don't think so you are actually retarted), the origin of salt water taffies, New Jersey is also one of the leading states of Jersey Tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, cranberries, apples, and most likely more. Apparently a farmer in Florida tried to plant Jersey Tomatoes in Florida also, so that lets you know that jersey tomatoes are damn good.
As a New Jerseyan myself, I truly see that people not just underrate New Jersey, but overlook it entirely. It's earned itself the nickname of the "Armpit State" and apparently the only thing interesting about it to outsiders is the beaches and that Thomas Edison was born there. I personally have never been to a beach (I know, sad) but I'm perfectly content with the beautiful forests, great places to hike and the most bipolar weather ever. The people are so friendly, and you can pick up a conversation with just about anyone. The town I live in is Edison and is ranked one of the safest towns in the country, with nationally-acclaimed public schools and beautiful parks. How the heck is New Jersey so overlooked?
NJ is so underrated! It is surrounded by multiple big cities and doesn't quite fit into New England, and the media tries to represent it as a place where hoodlums, and guidos live. Not true at all! In fact, being that it is a giant suburb surrounded by multiple large cities is why it is so prosperous! If you don't believe me lookup the facts. Plus, there are endless amounts of things to do, it has just about everything you could want, it may not rate #1 in any category, but rating #2 or 3 in almost every category is better in my book! Go NJ!
I was born in Nebraska, and I know by fact that, as a child, there were many things to do there. The zoo, the old market, and so on. Therefore, Nebraska is very underrated.
My favorite state it deserves to be number 1
Well, we are certainly more underrated then Pennslyvania, Michigan, Alabama, or Wisconsin. They each have known major landmarks or cities that almost any American can name. Can any one tell me a town in Nebraska? Or that can point it out on a map? I didn't think so.
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If you like swamps don’t go to Florida, Louisiana is the true swamp state. Gators, bears, turtles, snakes, lizards, manatees, raccoons, otters, craw dads, bull frogs, toads and salamanders are just a few swamp creatures living in Cajun country. Did I mention Cajun food is amazing!
Beautiful sunsets and sunrises, beautiful countryside, what else is there to ask for?
As someone from Oklahoma, and someone who suffered through oklahoma history. I can say that Oklahoma has almost nothing to its name lol
Oklahoma is seen as just some old state with farmers but it has so much more! Did you know that Oklahoma has the largest Native American population. Oklahoma has also made two grass breeds, NorthBridge and Latitude 36. Oklahoma is a beautiful place with both rural and urban areas. I can agree the tornadoes suck but other than that I like Oklahoma and it’s peacefulness.
From natural attractions such as Black Mesa, the Ozarks,the Wichita Mountains wildlife preserve, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, the Turner Falls, and also places such as Downtown OKC. Oklahoma is widely overlooked as just another state with farms, plains, and tornadoes, but there is so much more. Oklahoma City and Tulsa are fast growing cities with lots of job opportunities. There are multiple museums in the OKC and Tulsa metro areas, which add to the experiences. (also Oklahoma has surpassed California as the most seismically active state, not exactly an accomplishment to be proud of, but anything to give us some credit.)
I have lived here my whole life and I love it! Boston is an awesome city! The Harbor always has a feel to it, the north end is very historic and amazing, the duck boats are a lot of fun, the aquarium is always a lot of fun, the schools and hospitals are some of the best in the world (people from all over the world come to Harvard University), and plus our sports teams have been doing great over the past few years. It's a very cool city and shame it doesn't get a lot of attention compared to cities like New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, or San Fransisco (As much as I love those cities, I do feel they get a lot of attention compared to Boston, Philadelphia, or even Chicago). As for the rest of Massachusetts also has a lot of really cool historic sites, really awesome beaches (they aren't that cold to be honest and Cape Call of Duty is beautiful and loads of fun), the berkshires are really scenic and beautiful (plus they have band orchestras there too). Gosh there's so much to do, it's ...more
No one seems to remember that the Celtics are from HERE the PATRIOTS which happen to be winners are from HERE and the bruins. We have great colleges and nice beaches even though you don't believe.
The other long comment on this post prefectly embodies Massachusetts. They talk forever and nothing they say makes any sense.
Just cause iʻm bostonian does not mean iʻm some crazy guy with a havad yad accent. it is suprisingly hilly, and the whole state is just about an amazing forest and field paradise.
I don't live in Ohio (california) but out of every state I have been to this is my favorite especially hocking hills ohio
People think Ohio is just cornfields but they are wrong Ohio is extremely underrated with Cedar point and the Great Lakes in the north Columbus in central Ohio another amusement park as in kings island in the south and some of the best sports teams in the nation such as Ohio State and the Cleveland Cavaliers
Ohio is beautiful in the east and south east great food in the winter there is a lot of snow so I go sledding on huge hills. Look up hocking hills state park most beautiful in the midwest
People think of Ohio as a flat, farming state, but it offers many exciting cities, cedar point (which is awesome) as well as beautiful scenery in the southeast, which is located in Apalachia.. Beautiful in the fall!
Absolutely beautiful atmosphere with snow-topped mountains everywhere you look! Alaska is known for being the least populated per acre, as a great deal of Alaska is uninhabited. If you're an outdoorsy person, Alaska is a dream!
I lived in Alaska for like 3 years and everyone's always like "Oh you must have been miserable, it's so cold up there..." when in reality the summers are SO nice. down here in Texas the summers are like 90 degrees, but our springs are like Alaska's summers.
Wow this should be at the top everyone thinks it's so cold we'll it's not plus we produce so much of the United States oil you can't complain
You did give us Sarah Palin. God tells me I must forgive, but it may take awhile...