Survey Uncovers Top Landmarks & Locations that Make States Amazing

November 08, 2018

Survey Uncovers Top Landmarks & Locations that Make States Amazing

From the most iconic landscapes and man-made structures to the coolest, hippest towns, thank you for your invaluable feedback on what makes Colorado, Michigan, and Oregon amazing states.

Earlier this fall, we sent around a survey with questions about each of these states. We had many responses and are creating our three newest maps based on your feedback. In fact, the Oregon map is almost done!

Our survey uncovered landmarks and locations that make these states amazing. Can you guess what respondents thought was the coolest, hippest, most eclectic town in Colorado? Do you know what they thought was the top location in Michigan for spending a long weekend with family? What about their #1 choice of the top physical landmark in Oregon?

Following are the survey results ranked by the top three answers in each category for each state.

Colorado

Top Physical Landscapes

1) Pike’s Peak
2) Garden of Gods
3) Rocky Mountains

Most Iconic Man-made Structures


1) Mesa Verde
2) State Capitol
3) Mile High Stadium

Coolest, Hippest, Most Eclectic Towns

1) Boulder
2) Aspen
3) Steamboat Springs

Most Touristy Towns

1) Vail
2) Aspen
3) Denver

Top Locations for Spending a Long Weekend with Family

1) Rocky Mountain National Park
2) Durango
3) Grand Sand Dunes National Park

Images or Symbols Associated with Colorado

1) Mountains
2) Skiing
3) Colorado State Flag

Note: Respondents voted to include the Colorado Buffalos and Rams on the state’s map illustration.

 

Michigan

Top Physical Landscapes

1) Pictured Rocks
2) Sleeping Bear Dunes
3) Mackinac Island

Most Iconic Man-made Structures

1) Mackinac Bridge
2) Soo Locks
3) Grand Haven Lighthouse

Coolest, Hippest, Most Eclectic Towns

1) Ann Arbor
2) Grand Rapids
3) Marquette

 Most Touristy Towns

1) Traverse City
2) Mackinac City
3) Holland

Top Locations for Spending a Long Weekend with Family

1) Sleeping Bear Dunes
2) Mackinac Island
3) Lake Michigan

Images or Symbols Associated with Michigan

1) The Mitten (Michigan outline)
2) Model T
3) White-tailed Deer

Note: Respondents voted to include the Michigan Spartans and Wolverines on the state’s map illustration.


Oregon

Top Physical Landscapes

1) Mount Hood
2) Crater Lake
3) Columbia Gorge

Most Iconic Man-made Structures


1) Portland Skyline
2) Bonneville Dam
3) Timberline Lodge

Coolest, Hippest, Most Eclectic Towns

1) Bend
2) Portland
3) Eugene

Most Touristy Towns

1) Portland
2) Cannon Beach
3) Bend

Top Locations for Spending a Long Weekend with Family

 

1) Mount Hood
2) Oregon Coast
3) Smith Rock

Images or Symbols Associated with Oregon

1) Mount Hood
2) Haystack Rock
3) Pine Trees

Note: Respondents voted to include the Oregon Ducks and Beavers on the state’s map illustration.

We appreciate you taking the time to participate in our survey. All survey participants were entered in our drawing to win a free print of their choice. Claudia DiResta from Brownstown, Michigan, is the winner of our drawing! Claudia chose the framed print of Yosemite National Park. She said she planned to give it to her son who just finished fighting fires in Yosemite. Congratulations, Claudia!

Our three new hand-drawn state maps with some of your favorite landmarks and locations will be out soon!