November 08, 2018
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.
Top Physical Landscapes
1) Pike’s Peak2) Garden of Gods3) Rocky Mountains
1) Mesa Verde2) State Capitol3) Mile High Stadium
Coolest, Hippest, Most Eclectic Towns 1) Boulder2) Aspen3) Steamboat Springs
Most Touristy Towns
1) Vail2) Aspen3) Denver
Top Locations for Spending a Long Weekend with Family
1) Rocky Mountain National Park2) Durango3) Grand Sand Dunes National Park
Images or Symbols Associated with Colorado
1) Mountains2) Skiing3) Colorado State Flag
Note: Respondents voted to include the Colorado Buffalos and Rams on the state’s map illustration.
1) Pictured Rocks2) Sleeping Bear Dunes3) Mackinac Island
Most Iconic Man-made Structures1) Mackinac Bridge2) Soo Locks3) Grand Haven Lighthouse
Coolest, Hippest, Most Eclectic Towns 1) Ann Arbor2) Grand Rapids3) Marquette
Most Touristy Towns
1) Traverse City2) Mackinac City3) Holland
1) Sleeping Bear Dunes2) Mackinac Island3) Lake Michigan Images or Symbols Associated with Michigan
1) The Mitten (Michigan outline)2) Model T3) White-tailed Deer
Note: Respondents voted to include the Michigan Spartans and Wolverines on the state’s map illustration.
1) Mount Hood2) Crater Lake3) Columbia Gorge
1) Portland Skyline2) Bonneville Dam3) Timberline Lodge
Coolest, Hippest, Most Eclectic Towns 1) Bend2) Portland3) Eugene
1) Portland2) Cannon Beach3) Bend
1) Mount Hood2) Oregon Coast3) Smith Rock
Images or Symbols Associated with Oregon
1) Mount Hood2) Haystack Rock3) 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!
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October 12, 2020
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