19 Eye-Opening Maps Of America That May Surprise You

The United States is one of the largest, most diverse countries in the world. With that comes a lot of interesting, surprising facts about not only the rest of the country but the state you live in. Need more convincing? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve done some digging around and found several interesting maps of the U.S. Check them out below, but be warned – these unique maps about the U.S. are going to make you see the nation in a whole different way.

If you’re on a small device and came from Facebook, you can click any of the unique maps about the U.S. to see a larger version and tilt your phone to see more 🙂 

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So, what did you think of these unique maps about the U.S.? Did any of these state stereotypes surprise you? Or seem inaccurate? Know of any other unique maps about the U.S.? Feel free to discuss in the comments or share below.

If want more unique maps of the U.S., check out all of these state-specific lists.

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Unique Maps About The U.S.

March 25, 2021

What are some other state stereotypes that drive residents crazy?

A few of the unique maps about the U.S. shown above put a silly spin on state stereotypes. Some stereotypes, however, are so ridiculous or repeated so often that it’s hard to not get annoyed. When it comes to Coloradans, the stereotype is that everyone is high. Illinoisans are assumed to either live in Chicago or on a farm in the middle of nowhere, while Mississippians have a reputation for their unhealthy eating habits. Looks like, state stereotypes are just one of those things we all have to learn to live with (and laugh at).

What are the most underrated states in the U.S.A.?

If you’re a well-seasoned traveler who feels as if they’ve visited all of the nation’s must-see spots, don’t fret. It’s likely you’ve overlooked a few of the country’s hidden gems. In fact, according to a recent study, some of the nation’s least-visited states are must-see spots that shouldn’t be missed. With roughly 2.5 million visitors a year, Alaska is the nation’s least-visited state. And though it may be a long, chilly trek to the Last Frontier, it’s well worth it, as Alaska boasts majestic beauty like no other – but that’s not all. Juneau has an impressive food scene for a small city and the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage is the best place in the nation to see polar bears and other Arctic wildlife. Delaware may not be on your list of places to visit, but it should be! The state has a lot going for it, including some of the cleanest beaches in the U.S.A. Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, and Delaware Seashore State Park are just a few of the state’s top-rated beaches. In addition to fun on the seashore, the state offers visitors a taste of American history. From walking along cobblestone streets in Old New Castle to hopping aboard the historic ship Kalmar Nyckel, there are plenty of options to revisit the past in Delaware.

What’s some U.S.A. trivia that’s not taught in school?

When it comes to U.S.A. trivia, you may think you learned everything you need to know in school, but that’s simply not the case. For instance, do you know which president was the first to be born in a hospital? Well, wonder no more – it’s Jimmy Carter, our 39th president, who was born in 1924. Interestingly, seven previous presidents, including Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson, were born in log cabins. Another interesting tidbit that many are unaware of is which city is the nation’s oldest. Most would assume the oldest city is somewhere in New England, but that’s not the case. It’s actually much further south…in Florida. Established by the Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in 1565, Saint Augustine actually takes the title of the oldest city in the U.S.A.

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