“Boring” States for Foreigners When Visiting the U.S.

There are several regions that foreign visitors to the U.S. enjoy, leaving dozens of perfectly good states behind. For example, New York, Florida, and California all receive an unfair share of tourists, no doubt looking for contact with Mickey Mouse, the Empire State Building, and Floridian gulf. 

A recent online post shares people’s picks for the “most boring” states to visit. Here are their conclusions. 

States Foreigners Think Are “Boring” When Visiting the U.S.

The tiny New England state sits between two major hubs in New York and Boston, though too far from each to warrant a stopover. “I have nothing against Rhode Island,” concedes a forum member, “But it simply isn’t big enough to contain anything interesting to a foreign tourist.” 

1. Rhode Island

“I just checked out the Nebraska Tourism homepage,” says a German thread visitor. ‘The slogan is “Visit Nebraska. Honestly, It’s Not for Everyone.” Having checked this, I confirm this is a true state motto — and I cannot stop laughing. 

2. Nebraska

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Of course, this tongue-in-cheek statement mocks those who consider Nebraska a ‘fly-over’ state. 

3. North Dakota

An ex-alum of a North Dakota university explains that the only things to see in North Dakota are the national parks. “I left the day after I graduated,” says the graduate with no hint of sarcasm. 

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Nebraska and Iowa are in similar territory, firmly in the Great Plains. An Iowan tells us how some disparaging graffiti in central Omaha reads: “Forget Iowa: It’s on the wrong side of the river.” 

4. Iowa

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