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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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659 463
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minneapolis Minnesota

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665 474
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

3
549 389
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added Charleston South Carolina

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539 395
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Savannah Georgia

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464 332
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Asheville North Carolina

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688 526
Portland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Portland Oregon

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605 465
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Seattle Washington

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672 524
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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444 330
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Nashville Tennessee

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137 70
Denver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Denver Colorado, USA

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302 248
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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218 166
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio

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383 335
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noaler1 added Salt Lake City Utah

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414 367
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Boulder Colorado

29 Celebrities Who Quit Being Famous

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223 188
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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342 319
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added San Antonio Texas

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307 287
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
smellsrank added Chattanooga Tennessee

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327 315
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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128 99
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noviracer added Indianapolis Indiana, USA

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173 154
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JakeRumschik added Buffalo New York, USA

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317 317
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado Springs Colorado

The Most Beautiful Places In America

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268 265
Boise is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Boise Idaho

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322 330
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
scootie added Washington, D.C. USA

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278 281
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Louisville Kentucky

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207 203
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added St. Louis Missouri, USA

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138 123
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JacobMarkman added Tampa Florida, USA

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194 193
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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206 210
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 Magical Cities in the World

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132 122
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
bitethelime13 added Flagstaff Arizona, USA

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65 44
Madison is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Madison Wisconsin, USA

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229 242
Providence is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Providence Rhode Island

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93 79
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Spokane Washington, USA - Washington

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269 301
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Cleveland Ohio

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298 339
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Baltimore Maryland

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88 79
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
eli-henley added Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

Cities with the Worst Sports Fans

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216 238
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Richmond Birginia

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105 101
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mark-arnold added Ann Arbor Michigan, USA

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166 180
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
mrpeanutfree added Omaha, NE Nebraska, USA

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125 132
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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30 18
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
PrezTNT825 added Charlotte North Carolina, USA

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70 75
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
simplyenigmatic added Rochester New York, USA

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74 82
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Fort Worth Texas, USA

The World's Most Dangerous Volcanoes

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129 161
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Duluth Minnesota, USA

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50 53
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Fultongamez added Greenville South Carolina, USA

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117 147
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MobyWaller added Lexington Kentucky, USA

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154 201
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
natebrown83 added Santa Cruz, CA California, USA

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89 110
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
StevenBavec added Atlanta Georgia, USA

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49 56
Missoula is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
AwesomeEmpire9 added Missoula Montana, USA

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182 246
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
shaygowrish added Phoenix Arizona

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56 69
Rapid City is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
RobLein added Rapid City South Dakota, USA - South Dakota