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Neighboring States are “More Fun” Than Idaho


If you have a really fun weekend planned, that might mean you’re headed to Oregon.  One site says Idaho is just a mediocre place for fun, but the neighbors that border us are top spots for amusement. Really?  Ok, why?! 

These “fun” rankings are based on several things, and it’s a whole lot more than just your co-workers telling silly jokes all day.  Although that does brighten up the office a smidge.

Wallethub came up with the Most Fun States in America, and based it on 22 different factors, including the number of casinos available, movie theaters, beaches, fitness centers, restaurants per capita, and access to national parks.

Nevada tops the list as the most fun state in America, and then South Dakota, Colorado, North Dakota, New York, Wyoming, Oregon, Louisiana, Montana, and Hawaii are next.

Idaho ranks #29 overall which isn’t awful, but ALL of our neighboring states rank higher than we do.  Washington is #17, Oregon is #7, Montana ranks #9, Wyoming is #6, and Colorado is #3.  Idaho ranked pretty high for night life, but the access to entertainment and recreation spots brought our averages down and made us less fun in the big picture.

Would you rather spend a weekend in Idaho or South Dakota?  I’ll take your fun backyard party in Meridian over a Saturday afternoon hanging out with buffalo on the range over there in SD.

Maybe we don’t have the most golf courses or casinos (because we can’t), but we can argue that Idaho has the most fun people, right?  Idahoans like you are a hoot.  And that’s a little more important than all the “stuff,” anyway.

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