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    This is entirely subjective...didn't read through the whole thread so there may be some redundancy. A lot of underrated cities tend to be overshadowed by other more impressive or well-known cities in the region, or within a day's drive from there.

    Victoria, British Columbia. Nice picturesque downtown with a harbor and some interesting neighborhoods. Overshadowed by its mainland brethren Vancouver

    Indianapolis, Indiana. Lived in the Lafayette, Indiana area for about a year when I was a kid...used to go down to Indianapolis for weekends on occasion. Fun downtown with lots of things to do: excellent Children's Museum, plenty of shopping opportunities both on the street and in indoor retail centers (Circle Center), Pacers and Colts, really a gem in the Midwest and overshadowed by Chicago.

    New York City Outer Boroughs. Never understood why tourists don't check out the outer boroughs that often unless they're going to see a Yankees/Mets game. Especially since Brooklyn and Queens offer so many diverse cultural attractions and recreational opportunities. Clearly overshadowed by Manhattan, but all of these boroughs are very much part of the fabric of the city (Staten Island might be an exception though, it always felt like part of Jersey rather than NYC because of its mostly suburban, low-density character and Italian population)

    Nuremberg, Germany. Dubious history of course from WWII but they did a nice job of restoring and preserving its historic core especially after the Allied bombings destroyed almost half their city. Very pedestrian-friendly. Overshadowed by Munich to its south.

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    underrated cities

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    Quote Originally posted by cyq8891 View post
    Indianapolis, Indiana. Lived in the Lafayette, Indiana area for about a year when I was a kid...used to go down to Indianapolis for weekends on occasion. Fun downtown with lots of things to do: excellent Children's Museum, plenty of shopping opportunities both on the street and in indoor retail centers (Circle Center), Pacers and Colts, really a gem in the Midwest and overshadowed by Chicago.
    Sorry y'all, but as a ex pat Hoosier, Indy is not underrated. I was going to Indy on a semi-regular basis in the 80's, 90's and 00's and am familiar with the place. It's made strides, gotten better and has some decent stuff, but it is not underrated.
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    I truly think Indianapolis is one of America's most underrated cities. What many people don't know is that Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the US by population. It also has a breathtaking skyline, and a scenic walkway along the canal going through the city's downtown. In fact, Sports Illustrated's Peter King calls downtown Indianapolis "the most walkable downtown in America." For sports fans, Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Colts, an NFL team, and an the Indiana Pacers, an NBA team. Indy is also home to the Indianapolis Indians, a AAA minor league baseball team, and the Indianapolis Ice, a minor league hockey team. Of course, how could you forget the Indianapolis 500, an annual auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (The Indy 500 happens to be the single most attended one-day event in the world). Going to Indianapolis? Bring the kids! The Childrens' Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest childrens' museum, featuring Dinosphere, Science Works, Fireworks of Glass, and many temporary exhibits. Other museums in Indianapolis include the Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Indiana Historical Society. Monuments in the city include the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Monument Circle at the center of the city, the Indiana War Memorial, and several others. In fact, the only city in the United States with more monuments is Washington D.C. Still don't think Indianapolis is underrated? Here are some pictures of the city.














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