Top Ten Underrated States In the U.S.


The Top Ten

1 Maine Maine

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.

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!

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

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2 Utah 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.

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 is actually the best state in the 🇺🇸.

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3 Oregon 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.

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

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.

Its awesome here

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4 Minnesota 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.

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 not have great winters but the summers are amazing with all of the lakes, forest and comfortable weather it is very underrated.

The state with a 175 degree temperature range, it’s an adventure. seriously not Exaggerating it, it’s ben down to -60 and up to 115. All in Minnesota. (I like summer here better though and have an interesting relationship with Wisconsin)

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

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.

Pittsburgh makes this state the greatest state in the country. Period.

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6 New Mexico 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. - TopTenJackson

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!

New mexico isn't underrated, its overrated - Heyo_Simba

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

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.

Within Wisconsin, you can find the water park capital of the world, Wisconsin Dells, and one of the largest music festivals in the world! Yet, no one knows this. Wisconsin deserves to be loved and appreciated yet everyone sees it as irrelevant or boring. There is so much more to this state that deserves to be seen!

I live in Wisconsin!

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8 North Carolina 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.

everyone talks about South Carolina but this is better -

Nobody talks about South Carolina what are you talking about? - TheMainReason

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?

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.

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9 Iowa 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.

Well at least we weren't forgotten about

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10 Indiana Indiana

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 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!

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

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The Contenders

11 Idaho 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. -.-

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12 Michigan Michigan

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

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13 Vermont Vermont

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

Liberals ruined this state!

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14 Alabama 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.

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 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.

I live here and shooot, y'all need to haul your butt down here I love it

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

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!

I’ve lived in a few different states. Arkansas is so beautiful. There is so much nature and wildlife, it’s easy to get away if you need to.

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16 Illinois 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.

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

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.

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18 New Jersey 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 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!

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.

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19 Kansas 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.

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!

I live in Kansas and people who have never been here are like I’m guessing that there is only windmills there?

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

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.

It has has the best zoo in the world

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21 Rhode Island 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.

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 Washington 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.

Lousy weather (especially Seattle) and unfriendly people. And lots of states have mountains, water, and trees. There is nothing special or unique about Washington that can't be found elsewhere. Washington is by far the most overrated state in the country. - DonPenhold

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23 Ohio 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.

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

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!

Ohio is so under rated it should be 2nd maine first its not just farms try out cincinatti

Ohio is by far the most overrated state in the United States of America. Many people think of Ohio as cornfields and farms, which I don't understand because it is actually the 7th most populous state and 10th most densely populated. Anyways, there are plenty of things to do in Ohio. There are amusement parks such as the number 1 amusement park in the world, Cedar Point, located in Sandusky, along with Kings Island, located in Mason which is outside of Cincinnati, and Coney Island. Not to mention, Ohio is home to the largest indoor waterpark in the USA, Kalahari. Other things you can do in Ohio is hiking. Ohio has beautiful scenery, especially in autumn. Some places to hike include Hueston Woods, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Caesar Creek State Park, etc. Ohio also has spectacular college sports teams, such as The Ohio State University (football, basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, baseball, etc.) and plenty professional teams, the Cleveland Cavilers, ...more

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24 Louisiana Louisiana
25 Oklahoma Oklahoma

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.

The place honestly isn’t stunning, coming from an okie, but it’s not terrible like a lot of people think. it’s got nice cities like okc and tulsa, lots of the people are happy with their lives, and while it may not fit most standards, it’s perfect for its residents.

26 Massachusetts 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

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.

27 Alaska 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.

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...

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

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

Virginia is the most populous state without a sports team. Also, it is categorized with D.C. , but there is a lot more character in Virginia. Richmond, the capital of the South, is a city that is often overlooked. There is also access to the beaches, the mountains, and the US Capitol, all within one hour from Richmond. There are also some rural areas in western Virginia.

Very VERY underrated. Any T.V. shows/ YouTubers from there? Nope.

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

We have a little bit of EVERYTHING! we have hot summers, cold winters, we border the beautiful atlantic, 4 main rivers, many lakes, urban cities like Norfolk and Richmond, suburbs, and rural towns! we have amusement parks like busch gardens and kings dominion, water parks like water country, we’re close to the nations capitol, we have the appalachian mountains to the west, shenandoah valley, and many great colleges! it is overlooked by EVERYONE

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29 New Hampshire New Hampshire

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

No income or sales tax.

Needs to be in the top 3 - Idiot

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

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

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

Georgia is a beautiful place. Trees and forests everywhere, and if you venture into them you’ll often find peaceful little creeks and wildlife. Some of the kindest people you’ll find are from Georgia, and people tend to be more open to differing viewpoints.

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

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

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

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32 South Dakota 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

33 Florida Florida

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

34 Mississippi Mississippi

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.

Bush did 9/11

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

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.

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

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!

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

Vegas is awesome!

37 West Virginia West Virginia

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.

If you love or like the country wv s the place for you I don't like country so I don't really like West Virginia not a lot of things to no big cities wv is not for me I LOVE Ohio! Except in the winter.

38 Colorado 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.

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

I would love to visit Denver. - Metarock

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

39 Tennessee 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. V 2 Comments
40 Missouri 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

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

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!

Montana is the greatest state and why is it even down this low? The scenery is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. How do I even start with how nice the community is and how the hiking, fishing, and just outdoor activities in general will always be a part of Montanans. Love you Montana!

Seriously, Montana is gorgeous. There are mountains surrounding you everywhere you go. The lakes here are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. Not to mention we have glacier national park which is amazing. And I would definitely say it’s underrated considering even some people who live in the United States don’t even know it exists, or think it’s a part of Canada or something.

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

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.

Go their every year! Our Crabs are the best, we have all the seasons, also we what we call a "mini usa state" where we have everything! From beaches to mount sugarloaf! Trust me, you will have a blast! (especially if you're the outdoor type! ) PS. Michael Phillps is from here!

43 Arizona 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

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

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"

45 South Carolina 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)

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

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

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

There is hardly any action going on in Wyoming.

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49 California California

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.

No. California I wayyy overrated.

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50 New York New York

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.

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

Upstate New York is very underrated. - Metarock

New York is not underrated.

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