OT: Vote for Sleeping Bear Dunes as the most beautiful place in America

Submitted by gebe659 on August 12th, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Normally I wouldn't post something like this, but it could be some good publicity for the state.


Rumors have it that Sleeping Bear is going neck to neck with Asheville, NC.



August 12th, 2011 at 9:39 PM ^

Kalalau Valley (including the trail in) is by far the most beautiful place I've been in the US.  Not sure how sleeping bear dunes is up there.  Lanikai beach doesn't compare to kalalau either, it's just much easier to access.

Maybe some voting help from some internet bots now that the espn college football traditions poll is done...


August 13th, 2011 at 1:13 AM ^

By national-park standards, the scenery at Yellowstone isn't all that gorgeous.  But seeing a herd of 100 bison cross the road is very, very cool - as well as the fact that you are standing on top of a supervolcano when you're there (which lets off steam in the form of geysers).  Very unique.





August 12th, 2011 at 9:58 PM ^

While sleeping bear dunes is great.  I don't think it can hold a candle to pictured rocks.  I had the best camping trip of my life there.  I need to hike it from end to end next time.   That being said i cast my vote for the dunes.  Need to help the states economy any way we can.


August 12th, 2011 at 10:02 PM ^

Two days ago, and it's absolutely beautiful.  The scenic drive there is awesome.  That being said, it really shouldn't be competing with places like Yosemite.  That being said, why isn't Yosemite on here?


August 12th, 2011 at 10:15 PM ^

The park is right down the road from me. Vote vote vote we need more people through the park the numbers of park visitors have been steadily declining until just last year they rose 10%.

On the right weather and atmosphere days the views are as spectacular as you can find.


August 12th, 2011 at 10:34 PM ^

If Sleeping Bear Dunes was brought to us by Arby's and had stripes on its sleeves we might have a different reaction to naming it the most beautiful place in America,

M2 in A2

August 13th, 2011 at 12:22 AM ^

Sleeping Bear Dunes is not even the most beautiful place in Michigan. For all those who do not know there is a northern peninsula to the state that is a whole lot better.

Magnum P.I.

August 13th, 2011 at 2:00 AM ^

I'm from Leelanau County and am perfectly content with the Dunes not getting any more national attention. The less crowded, the better. That's the charm of our little corner of the world.

Snidely Doo Rash

August 13th, 2011 at 3:13 AM ^

for the place but I could vote for the Sufjan Stevens song about the place as a possible #1.  Oh Sleeping Bear.

That stretch of the Lake MI coast is beautiful and is breathtaking at sunset--in my top 10 I suppose.  I concur with south rim of grand canyon comment and would throw out Juneau AK as another place on my list but I have not been out west much.  Hoover dam was cool and I like chicago, nyc, Savannah and the big easy as big towns go.