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List Rules Cities that are well-loved and are not obvious tourist destinations or big cities

When you think of the coolest American cities, you probably imagine places like Los Angeles and New York. But there is so much more to this great nation than those giant hubs of travel and culture. In fact, some of the USA's most underrated cities have just as much to offer, without the hassle of millions of people and tons of traffic. For travelers who want to experience some of the best towns America has to offer, there's no better place than these oft-neglected gems. 

The more up and coming cities in the US may get overlooked at first, but dive deeper and you'll see that they are definitely worth your time. So which are the most underrated cities in America? Baltimore, Maryland, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Houston, Texas are a few that deserve some love. They may not be quite as big as LA or NYC, but they've got just as much architectural beauty, awesome nightlife, and interesting people as any major metropolitan area.

From Portland, Oregon in the west to Providence, Rhode Island in the east, make sure to put these great, underrated cities on your must-visit list.

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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minneapolis Minnesota

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Charleston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added Charleston South Carolina

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Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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Portland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Portland Oregon

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Asheville is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Asheville North Carolina

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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Seattle Washington

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Savannah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Savannah Georgia

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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Nashville Tennessee

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Denver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Denver Colorado, USA

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Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noaler1 added Salt Lake City Utah

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Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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Boulder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Boulder Colorado

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Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

America's Coolest Cities

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Saint Paul, MN is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
BHump added Saint Paul, MN

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added San Antonio Texas

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Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
smellsrank added Chattanooga Tennessee

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
scootie added Washington, D.C. USA

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St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added St. Louis Missouri, USA

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Louisville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Louisville Kentucky

U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

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Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado Springs Colorado

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Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noviracer added Indianapolis Indiana, USA

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Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
bitethelime13 added Flagstaff Arizona, USA

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Boise is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Boise Idaho

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Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JakeRumschik added Buffalo New York, USA

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Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
beernbugs added Grand Rapids Michigan, USA - Michigan

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St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
woodygator added St. Augustine Florida - Nations oldest city located on NE fla coast Beautiful downtown historic district and beaches.  

The Most Beautiful Cities in the US

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Madison is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Madison Wisconsin, USA

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Tampa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JacobMarkman added Tampa Florida, USA

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Providence is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Providence Rhode Island

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Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Cleveland Ohio

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Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mark-arnold added Ann Arbor Michigan, USA

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Richmond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Richmond Birginia

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Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
eli-henley added Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

The Creepiest Abandoned Roadside Attractions Ever

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Spokane is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Spokane Washington, USA - Washington

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Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Baltimore Maryland

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Omaha is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mrpeanutfree added Omaha, NE Nebraska, USA

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Tucson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
skypir876 added Tucson Arizona, Area code 520 - Arizona

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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
PrezTNT825 added Charlotte North Carolina, USA

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Duluth is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Duluth Minnesota, USA

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
StevenBavec added Atlanta Georgia, USA

America's Most Underrated National Parks

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Rochester is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
simplyenigmatic added Rochester New York, USA

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Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Fort Worth Texas, USA

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Lexington is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MobyWaller added Lexington Kentucky, USA

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Missoula is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
AwesomeEmpire9 added Missoula Montana, USA

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Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
natebrown83 added Santa Cruz, CA California, USA

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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
shaygowrish added Phoenix Arizona

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Bozeman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Bozeman Montana

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Greenville is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Fultongamez added Greenville South Carolina, USA