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Best College Towns You've Visited

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by expendable, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Oh, yes. Lynchburg, Va., where Liberty's baseball scorekeeper tried to save my soul over the dinner table. ;)
     
  2. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    Kirksville baby!! Woooooo!
     
  3. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    Boulder, Colo.
    Oxford, Miss.
    Athens, Ga.
    Austin, Texas
    Ann Arbor, Mich.
     
  4. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Madison

    Ann Arbor

    Missoula
     
  5. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    Eugene, Ore.
    Moscow, Idaho
    Bellingham, Wash.
    Pullman, Wash. (Probably on no one else's list, but I spent five years there, so it holds a special place)
     
  6. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Gainesville, Athens, Chapel Hill, Charlottesville ...
     
  7. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

  8. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    College Station, Texas -- You've got to like a place that got its name because of the train station out by the college. And even with all the Aggies, it's hard to beat a strip like Texas Avenue on a football weekend (Cow Hop, Dixie Chicken, et al).

    College Park, Md. -- It may be overwhelmed by the sprawl from Washington, D.C., but I had a great time on my one visit there. And if I remember correctly, the football stadium is smack in the middle of campus.

    Las Cruces, N.M. -- It's not Albuquerque or El Paso (which may be a good thing), and there's all the Spanish colonial stuff for the history buffs. If you're ever there, be sure to swing by Old Mesilla.

    Abilene, Texas -- OK, this one is mostly because I grew up in the area and still have a lot of relatives around there. But it's kind of neat having three church colleges -- Abilene Christian (Church of Christ), Hardin-Simmons (Southern Baptist) and McMurry (Methodist) -- within a few minutes of each other. If nothing else, you can find a thelogical discussion with very little trouble.
     
  9. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    WORST college town I've visited:

    Greenville, N.C.
     
  10. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    Hard to top that list.
     
  11. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    My three favorites:

    Madison
    Champaign
    East Lansing

    Least favorite: West Lafayette. Who laid out this town, anyway?
     
  12. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    My favorite part of the dumbassery that is the West Lafayette highway system: So you're driving west on Ind. 26, and there are like 56 signs to get to East Ind. 26, but one or none showing what lane you should be in to stay on west 26.
     
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