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    Des Moines is better than Minneapolis

    This hate week, I have had to endure some good natured ribbing from Minnesota fans. They hate Iowa and they like to talk trash, but unfortunately they know their team can't back up their mouths (note my Minnesota Sucks Fun Facts thread), they try to bad mouth the state of Iowa instead. One of the things I keep hearing is that all of the towns in Iowa are terrible, and we don't have a "real" city like Minneapolis. I'm sorry, but that really upsets me. I have been to every major city in the Midwest, and I'll take Des Moines over any of them, particularly Minneapolis.

    I'm sorry, but Minneapolis is BORING. When I was in Minneapolis, the "fun" activities we engaged in from our hosts included; An outdoor sculpture garden (boring), Minnehaha Falls (crowded and under-whelming, plus an old lady fell down the stairs), the Mall of America (Oh wow! Another Caribou Coffee!), and a Twins game (27 games out of first). Des Moines has much better things to do, plus much better traffic, a real river, and cheaper hotels and restaurants.

    Sorry, but Iowa>Minnesota.

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    Re: Des Moines is better than Minneapolis

    What is there to do in Des Moines?

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    Re: Des Moines is better than Minneapolis

    Minneapolis has the worst maintained and planned mass transit system of any city I've ever been in. I will not drive in that city. One ramps and off ramps end and begging within feet of each other so people are merging while accelerating with cars that are breaking.

    They done bother to paint over old divider lines when they do new lanes, and those are so faded you have no clue what lane is correct.

    I see no reason to go there again, I've been to the mall once and they have nothing of interest to me. In sum, I agree that Des Moines is better but I'd say even counciltucky is better.

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    Re: Des Moines is better than Minneapolis

    Quote Originally Posted by GesterHawk View Post
    What is there to do in Des Moines?
    You can buy guns and stuff. The peoples Republic of Minnesota has made it hard to buy guns up there. I heard they are planning a drive to ban fishing with hooks because it is torture. Those folks up there are glazed over libbies.
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    Re: Des Moines is better than Minneapolis

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkinn3 View Post
    Minneapolis has the worst maintained and planned mass transit system of any city I've ever been in. I will not drive in that city. One ramps and off ramps end and begging within feet of each other so people are merging while accelerating with cars that are breaking.

    They done bother to paint over old divider lines when they do new lanes, and those are so faded you have no clue what lane is correct.

    I see no reason to go there again, I've been to the mall once and they have nothing of interest to me. In sum, I agree that Des Moines is better but I'd say even counciltucky is better.
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    Re: Des Moines is better than Minneapolis

    The Mississippi isn't a real river?

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    Re: Des Moines is better than Minneapolis

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlSlick View Post
    The Mississippi isn't a real river?
    Not until it gets to the IOWA
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    Re: Des Moines is better than Minneapolis

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozhawk View Post
    Not until it gets to the IOWA
    It never gets to the Iowa, the Iowa gets to it.

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    Re: Des Moines is better than Minneapolis

    Quote Originally Posted by OLWPAORWWM View Post
    This hate week, I have had to endure some good natured ribbing from Minnesota fans. They hate Iowa and they like to talk trash, but unfortunately they know their team can't back up their mouths (note my Minnesota Sucks Fun Facts thread), they try to bad mouth the state of Iowa instead. One of the things I keep hearing is that all of the towns in Iowa are terrible, and we don't have a "real" city like Minneapolis. I'm sorry, but that really upsets me. I have been to every major city in the Midwest, and I'll take Des Moines over any of them, particularly Minneapolis.

    I'm sorry, but Minneapolis is BORING. When I was in Minneapolis, the "fun" activities we engaged in from our hosts included; An outdoor sculpture garden (boring), Minnehaha Falls (crowded and under-whelming, plus an old lady fell down the stairs), the Mall of America (Oh wow! Another Caribou Coffee!), and a Twins game (27 games out of first). Des Moines has much better things to do, plus much better traffic, a real river, and cheaper hotels and restaurants.

    Sorry, but Iowa>Minnesota.
    Did you let them know about your awesome Des Moines weekend?

    http://www.hawkeyenation.com/forum/o...es-moines.html

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    Re: Des Moines is better than Minneapolis

    I bleed Black & Gold but Minneapolis is an incredible city if you can stand the cold weather and high taxes. We have all four major professional sports, cultural opportunities for those more sophisticated than I am, more F500 companies per capita than any other major city and great civic leadership(no comment on political leadership). There is nothing wrong with downtown Des Moines but you can't really compare it to downtown Minneapolis.

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    Re: Des Moines is better than Minneapolis

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlSlick View Post
    The Mississippi isn't a real river?
    Not in Minneapolis. It's an ugly creek 20 yards wide up there.

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    Re: Des Moines is better than Minneapolis

    Quote Originally Posted by GesterHawk View Post
    What is there to do in Des Moines?
    Adventureland
    80/35 Music Festival
    Zombie Burger
    Iowa Barnstormers
    Iowa Cubs
    Botanical Center
    Science Center
    Blank Park Zoo
    Des Moines Golf and Country Club
    Drake Relays
    Grand View Football
    Big Earl's Goldmine
    TWO Famous Dave's
    Farmer's Market
    Clive after Five

    Need I go on? Need I?
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    Re: Des Moines is better than Minneapolis

    Quote Originally Posted by okeefe4prez View Post
    Adventureland
    80/35 Music Festival
    Zombie Burger
    Iowa Barnstormers
    Iowa Cubs
    Botanical Center
    Science Center
    Blank Park Zoo
    Des Moines Golf and Country Club
    Drake Relays
    Grand View Football
    Big Earl's Goldmine
    TWO Famous Dave's
    Farmer's Market
    Clive after Five

    Need I go on? Need I?
    Fine, I'll go on:

    HS girl's basketball tournament
    HS boy's basketball tournament
    HS wrestling tournament
    NCAA wrestling tournament
    College basketball shootout involving Iowa, Iowa State, Drake and UNI
    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the University of Iowa, and to the tradition for which it stands, one program, under God, indivisible, with winning and competitiveness sometimes.

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    Re: Des Moines is better than Minneapolis

    Des Moines Art Center
    Jordan Creek Town Center
    Iowa Hall of Pride
    Saylorville Lake
    Iowa State Capitol
    Mustard's BBQ
    The New Riverwalk
    Iowa Wild Hockey
    Des Moines Bucs hockey
    B'Bop's

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    Re: Des Moines is better than Minneapolis

    Quote Originally Posted by okeefe4prez View Post
    Fine, I'll go on:

    HS girl's basketball tournament
    HS boy's basketball tournament
    HS wrestling tournament
    NCAA wrestling tournament
    College basketball shootout involving Iowa, Iowa State, Drake and UNI
    ^ not gonna lie, kinda want to move back to DSM right now.

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