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The Most Underrated Cities in America  

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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 The Most Underrated Cities in America
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Duluth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
DennisDonat added Minnesota, USA
3
Denver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
Tom Derr added Colorado, USA
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Charleston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
thecarguy added South Carolina
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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
Missouri
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Savannah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
KirkSaw added Georgia
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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
JimJenkins added Tennessee
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Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
Pennsylvania
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Asheville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
JimJenkins added North Carolina
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Portland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
Oregon
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Madison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
Tom Derr added Wisconsin, USA
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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
wharin added Washington
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Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
chiguy72 added Wisconsin, USA
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Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
chaseakins1 added Ohio
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Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
noaler1 added Utah
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Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
Tom Derr added Iowa, USA
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Missoula is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
AwesomeEmpire9 added Montana
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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
Goose added Texas
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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
Ron Mexico added Pennsylvania
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Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
bitethelime13 added Arizona, USA
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Boulder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
Ron Mexico added Colorado
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Bozeman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
RobLein added Montana
Montana
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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
FridayLeftUs added Louisiana
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St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
MarySSpiegel added Missouri, USA
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Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Underrated Cities in America
beernbugs added Michigan, USA
Michigan