Top Ten Underrated States In the U.S.


The Top Ten

1 Maine

New Mexico should be first

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 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.

Great New England state. Oh, and New York is part of New England.
(New York is the worst state ever! )

2 Utah Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 31st-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States.

This state has the oldest Chuck E Cheese buildings.


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.

3 Oregon Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada.

Yes very, there is so many landmarks

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

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

4 Minnesota Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.

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!

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!

There's lots of interesting places here and lots of new places to discover.

5 Wisconsin Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

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.

Please be number one

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.

6 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

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!

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!

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.

7 Indiana

This state is like unknown

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

The only things that people know about Indiana are the Indy 500, cornfields, and ice cream. =)

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!

8 Iowa Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west.

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.

9 Idaho Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States.

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

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.

We're called the Gem State not the potato states. -.-

10 North Carolina North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

This should be on the top three

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.

Durham-Chapel Hill is the 4th most educated city in the nation, based on combined measures of overall educational attaintainment, quality of education attained, and equity of educational attaintment by its citizens. It has a good school system and much lower cost of living than similar locations like San Franscisco and San Jose and is a great place for young professionals to move to start out.

The REAL southern state.

The Contenders

11 New Mexico

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.

12 Michigan

Michigan J. Frog

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

13 Vermont

Liberals ruined this state!

What's with the all the comments about gays?

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

14 Alabama Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

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

I don't know why this state gets a lot of hate. Honestly, Alabama is a very nice state. People think we're all racist because of our past but honestly, there isn't much racism. People need to come to Huntsville, Alabama and visit the rocket museum, WE ALABAMA helped go to the moon. Also, what incest? I haven't heard any on the news. End the sterotypes.

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

15 Arkansas Arkansas is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Its name is of Siouan derivation, denoting the Quapaw Indians.

COMPLETELY UNDERATTED! Why do people hate this state so much?!

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

Very underrated!

16 Illinois Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.

I’ve lived in Illinois. Illinois in my opinion is such a beautiful state! We have prairies and beautiful trees and nature. I outside in my yard. We also have Chicago which honestly is a nice city. There is history about illinios.

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 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!

17 Connecticut

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!

Connecticut is among the best states. Why? It has Yale University, Mohegan Sun Casino, and so forth.

It should have been in number 2, Middletown is one of the most nicest small town.

This state is VERY underrated

18 New Jersey New Jersey is a state in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware.

New Jersey is the most hated state on thetoptens. It might be that perfect only think about the urbanized parts of New Jersey.

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 awesome! Everyone hates it due to the stereotype that it is full of crime. Only Camden has a bunch of crime. The majority of the state is very safe. Also it has lots of fun stuff, too! It's home to one of the coolest theme parks, Six Flags Great Adventure and their beaches have awesome boardwalks with arcades and amusement piers.

I'm from Philly and NJ is one of my favorite states to visit during the summer.

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.

19 Kansas Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.

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!

20 Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.

It is the best state ever

I was born in Nebraska! Go Huskers! - Grobu

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

21 Rhode Island Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

Rhode Island is the most understated state defiantly. Yes it is small but that means I can get to the beautiful beaches in under 15 minutes. There is tons of gorgeous islands like hope, prudence, block island and it is amazing. We have all 4 seasons with beautiful flurries in the winter, a rainbow of leaves in the fall and sunshine in the summer. Not to mention we have coffee milk and dels. Rhode Island is defiantly underrated

People underestimate the stunning beauty of our little state too often, and dismiss the place for being "too small" without realizing how much of an impact it has on our country's history and culture. Rhode Island is a special place indeed, but few know it.

RI is so beautiful its definitely underrated - Idiot

If you were to park your car squarely in the middle of RI... It would take you aprox 15-20 mins to get to: a city, to the north; the beaches, to the south; farmland, to the west; high society wealth (Newport) to the east. Name one single other state that can boast that... None... Oh yeah and m ountains too... And an Ivy league school... And much much more

22 Louisiana

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!

23 Oklahoma

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.

As someone from Oklahoma, and someone who suffered through oklahoma history. I can say that Oklahoma has almost nothing to its name lol

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 can't believe it's #38. It's SO underrated!
It has so many cool features and places to visit! I mean, this is the one
and only state that is representing Native Americans all over the world.

24 Massachusetts Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.

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.

25 Ohio Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

I don't live in Ohio (california) but out of every state I have been to this is my favorite especially hocking hills ohio

Best state!

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 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

26 Alaska Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.

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

Alaska is on my top 5 states that I would love to visit. - Metarock

27 West Virginia West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area, more.

People call us western virginia in other states because they don't realise WE ARE OUR OWN STATE. Somehow virginia is more underrated?

Extremely under appreciated state. Its people are just as amazing as its nature. People don't know much about it because they don't give it a chance.

What's ironic is that almost 40 out of the 50 states are posted on here. People just post their favorite state and claim it's underrated... Not that many states are underrated.

Honest to god nothing good comes out of West Virginia except for electricity which still probably finds a way to perform less than average.

28 New Hampshire

It's so underrated it's not in the top 10

Needs to be in the top 3 - Idiot

No income or sales tax.

The live free or die state boasts the 3rd lowest crime rate, 6th highest median income, and some were up there in fitness and lack of polution

Now if there were only jobs that paid enough for the overly expensive, worn down real estate it would be a paradise. - MRMY

29 Virginia Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

The Reason Why Virginia is not underrated is because we have a TON of Tourist Attractions

Virginia has the best history of any state in my opinion. Should be in the top 10 at least.

My state and it's sad that most people tend to ignore it in favor of Washington D.C... :( - PerfectImpulseX

Why isn't this at least in the top 10? This is a wonderful state!

30 Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.

I think that we have the worst safety of all states because u can't different and if you are we will discriminate you because u don't meet the requirments which are: White, Christian and not fake.

Its so awesome its got the world of coke -

Coke tastes to good! The Walking Dead is cool to.

This should be higher! It’s extremely underrated! Florida gets all the credit! - Sunwhisker

31 Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.

Washington is overall a beautiful state! It's beauty is overwhelming and there are so many things you can go do. You can do everything from climb a mountain to spend a day in a market, from camping out ON a beach to visiting a small farming town. We are the home of Starbucks, fresh fruits and vegetables, evergreen trees, and SO much more.

Here is like little Alaska that has the weather Ireland. We have all the seasons, the first Starbucks, The Space Needle, camping, mountains, evergreens (lol its called the Evergreen State so there is a bunch of green) blue color (rain and the Seahawks). Sad that they don't have a basketball team in NBA... Thanks to a larger person in her extended family named Oklahoma... It's not like its too cold... Yes we live in the northern part of the US but with a cool current streaming through... And one more thing... Leavenworth! That Bavarian town that actually looks like your'e in the Alps? Well my conclusion is that Washington really needs some more popularity. Forgetting about Washington is like forgetting 6 million people. That's a mistake in your US population counting.

Washington has rainforest desserts canyons lowlands mountains volcanoes and tall volcanoes like mount rainier. Washington is the most beautiful state in America and I've visited almost all of them. This state is by far the most under rated state.

I love Washington state. It is my favorite state in America! I have family, beautiful national parks, and trees, and rain! This state is the opposite of California. Washington is too underrated. It deserves more credit.

32 North Dakota North Dakota is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889.

North Dakota is even underrated on this list!

I know that everyone thinks that it's the coldest state in the us other than Alaska but if you hate the cold just come here in the summer. Temperatures are like always in the 80s. There is so much to do from every corner in North Dakota and I'm pretty sure that if you even have a good attitude you'll have a great time just take it from me and the 700,000 other people here. And yes we have electricity and cell phones and believe it or not-air conditioning. There is no state I'd rather live in (I have heard of Florida, California, and Hawaii.

North Dakota is everything wonderful, you can experience snow in the winter and a pool in the summer. Prairie life is the best life, to me. There are NO rude drivers here at all. Not much for vacations though.

The winters are very cold, but other than that this state is awesome with prairies and woodlands full of buffalos and mooses. - PolishGuy

33 Delaware Delaware is one of the Mid-Atlantic states located in the Northeast megalopolis region of the United States.

Hate this state. Trust me, I live here and imma tell you that Rehoboth beach is vastly overrated

Poor Delaware, the laughing stock of the nation. But hey, tax-free shopping and the whole "First State" thing gives it some points!

I was raised in DE and hated it. Completely flat, No National Parks, Retirees, Rednecks and Snobby Rich people are everywhere

A cute little state, I like it. - PolishGuy

34 South Dakota

The Black Hills are beautiful and there is Mount Rushmore, of course. A lot of the state is kind of flat and boring and it takes a long time to drive to the Black Hills. Once you're there, it's worth it.

South Dakota is a beautiful state with so much to explore, especially in the black hills.

The Blackhills, Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands... need I say more?

I’ve heard people talk about their amazing trips over the US, and I haven’t heard South Dakota in any of them! Sometimes I forget it’s a state itself

35 Nevada Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.

Everything thinks Vegas is all desert but there is Vegas and Reno and also the Hoover Dam.

Vegas is awesome!

Who Really thinks of this state I mean really Nevada is one of those states that none think of we got many cool features like death valley that's really cool and if you don't like the heat we also get snow here to a good amount really we have a ski resort so yea it's a state that none thinks of but is very cool

Everyone thinks this is all desert but the city lights are so bright, beautiful landscapes, tons of mountain ranges, valleys, canyons, and the number one gambling place!

36 Kentucky Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

Drive down Paris Pike from Lexington. One of the most beautiful places in the country.

Everybody knows about them for KFC, which is bull. Kentucky has a lot of scenic beauty with mostly friendly people. People stereotype KY as being a racist confederate state, but if they actually knew their history, they would know Kentucky was a UNION border state that simply allowed slavery! Granted, the state is corrupt politically, and Mitch McConnell and Kim Davis are complete morons. But as a state, Kentucky doesn't deserve all of the crap it gets. And I'm not kidding about the state being beautiful. Mountains, forests, cities, rolling hills, farmland, Kentucky has it all. In Autumn it can be absolutely gorgeous to drive through the countryside. They aren't the best state, but Kentucky's not that bad.

So underrated it hurts. We are even underrated on this list.

37 Tennessee Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

Gatlinburg is awesome and so is Pigeon Forge!

It is so overlooked! - Dawscr

Very underrated - Brobusky

38 Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

We may be well rated but nebraska nebraska sucks I've never tssted food that horrid the do have big lakes but thatz about it

I would love to visit Denver. - Metarock

So much variety of activities available in this state it's incredible

39 Mississippi

I believe Mississippi is underrated because many people think they are racist and is not at all a very good state to live in but I think it is. They also have amazing food there. I studied this state for a while and I found out how beautiful it is.

I can't believe how people hate on such a beautiful place I mean come on if you like doing stuff in the woods and historical stuff than this is the place I live in Madison beautiful place I do get bored only because I go from home to school and back 24/7 but when I go to greenwood to visit family I work really hard on different stuff then the next day have fun in the country and you got to thank us for your cotton clothes and other produce and did you know in Indiana Mississippi means GREAT cool ugh.

Mississippi is the most underrated state out of all the Us. People say bad stuff about it that don't even know why they are talking about. My grandmother is from there and I have been there. It is beautiful and great! The people there are so friendly and it has a lot of neat historical places. Please vote for Mississippi and stop hating on it! - Cartermd

Saying Mississippi is the most underrated state is true, because not much can explain how bad of a state it is.

40 Wyoming Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The state is the tenth largest by area, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States.

This state is so quiet but that's good, for being born in Wyoming, I believe that the equality state is very underrated. The history is rich as well as the scenery, and it's filled with incredible landmarks and national parks!

Wyoming is very underrated. The people are great, the scenery is beautiful and diverse, people are friendly, and no gangs of any sort.

Wyoming is beautiful, the Oregon trails bleed into it, Yellowstone is gorgeous, Old Faithful, and as a skier, the skiing is great. Great great place.

Least populated state in the US. Least traveled state as well. I have never been here, but I've heard it's a lot like Colorado without all the hype.

41 Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

2 words: Ocean City

The best of all three things people look for all with in a days drive. Mountains, city life, farming fields and ocean front.

We make our own beer. We are the king of cooking crabs. We also have Old Bay. WE can't GET ENOUGH OF IT.

The best state by far.

42 Missouri Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States. It is the 21st most extensive, and the 18th most populous of the fifty states.

I live here in Kansas city and its very fun for most of the time, we have worlds of fun, zona Rosa, the plaza and very good barbeque. Also jazz was grew up here.

Big MO

I have lived in Missouri for all of my life and its actually quite fun here! We have silver dollar city, Wonders of wild life, and the St Louis arch as well!
I think the most underrated city is Ozark because...THERE'S NOTHING HERE but still we have good ice cream stores :D

43 Texas Texas is a state in the Southern USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

I agree I was born and still live in the lone star state of Texas and believe me people really do think that just because Texas has less snow than Most state's that are anything north of Kansas some people that have never been to Texas in their entire lifetime think that it is the hottest state out there whsn the truth is if is nowhere near as hot as New Mexico,Arizona,Utah, and Nevada with both New Mexico and Arizona In the winter and spring months being A a quarter of twice as hot as Texas during those months and also If you think that Texas only we'll known cities being Houston,Austin, San Antonio,Dallas, and Fort Worth than you probably either live in New York California Florida or Illinois or if not than you most likely have never been to Texas in you're entire life And if that doesn't do if for you Texas has a lot of cities to back you up in a time of crisis or moving with it being the second biggest state Only being beaten by another underrated state that is usually the insult ...more

There are some people that think Texas people ride around on horses on dirt roads with mail boys. One kid was moving from New York and asked the flight attendant, "Y'all do have cars right? Like, there are actual highways and streets and houses with electricity? " The flight attendant and I both looked at him like "Really? I mean, really? Texas had electricity back in the Great Depression... Idiot"

44 South Carolina South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

No one else would comment so I felt bad

Interesting history, but that's pretty much it.

It's not that bad,

Not underrated its overrated yea we have charleston and myrtle beach but that's pretty much it if you don't live in those places literally nothing cool goes on. not to mention the high poverty and crime rates. to be honest there's not a lot of good scenery (besides the beaches)

45 Arizona Arizona is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states.

Arizona is so beautiful, its without a doubt my favorite southwest state. Up north in flagstaff you will get the beautiful ponderosa pines and smoky mountains. The capital city Phoenix has an awesome night life with so many amenities you'll never find yourself bored. Lastly, my favorite Arizona city is Tucson a young college town with so much culture and fun you'll never want to leave but just pray you'll get through the monsoon seasons lol

People think Arizona is blazing hot, which it is, but the landscape is beautiful. I've been here numerous times, and I've loved it every time. - Metarock

46 Hawaii Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959.

Occupied since 1898

47 Montana Montana is a state in the Western region of the United States. The state's name is derived from the Spanish word montaña.

Pretty sure the reason montana is down here is because it’s so underrated no one even thinks about it

We are number 47 on the list because we are that underrated mhmhmhmhm we don't have enough people to make it higher up the list unlike NC in 8th. WE SHOULD BE HIGHER!

Montana is beautiful. It definitely should not be #42 on this list. Seriously, the scenery, the hiking, the mountains, it's all gorgeous, anybody who's anybody should visit at least once in their life.

Montana is an amazing state with lots of beutiful sites!

48 Florida

This is most likely the most hated United States state. People from all over the nation hate this state.

Everyone always says the weather sucks, it's hard to find jobs, and the people are rude. I don't see why, Florida without a doubt has some of the friendliest people in the nation, and there's so much fun stuff to do, there's Universal Studios Orlando, there's all the awesome beaches, there's really cool alligators and swamps, and let's never forget Disney World! It seems like the people hating on Florida have never even been there. Plus this state needs to be higher on this list, cause Florida is awesome.

The weather sucks, it's hard to find jobs, and the people are rude.

The blue haired folk live there to stay alive

49 California California is a state in the Southwestern United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento, and the largest city is Los Angeles. more.

Not underrated. Too many immigrants that are illegal, and are ignorant. And fat and ugly.

Most overrated state ever. Shouldn't even be on this list.

Extremely overrated state. It should be the very last on this list.

Ok, so HOW is this even on here. California is literally what everybody outside of the U.S. thinks of when they think of America. It's all stereotypes, too.

50 New York New York is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic Region. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is more.

Good spot 50 - Jabber

I think that the rest of New York is very underrated. Whenever someone thinks of New York, they automatically think of the Statue of Liberty and "The Big Apple". There are many other parts of the state. I believe NYC is overrated but the rest of New York should be given more credit.

New York is not underrated.

SO UNDERRATED! If New York Did not exist, I would not live in America! Out of all 50 states, this is my number one!