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Photo: Emily Jenkins
Photo: Emily Jenkins

Georgia ranks as one of the least fun states in America

If you’re looking for a place to have a good time, a new study suggests that you should think twice before heading to Georgia. The Peach State has been named one of the least fun states in America by WalletHub

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The finance website came up with its results by analyzing the 50 states using 22 metrics across two categories: entertainment and recreation and nightlife.

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Georgia came in at No. 40 overall, while Nevada and South Dakota took first and second place, respectively. 

The state’s few country clubs, movie theatersnational parks and other recreational establishments per capita helped it fall to the bottom of the pack. Nevada and South Dakota dominated in most of those areas, placing in the top five. 

But Georgia wasn’t the only state in the South to rank low. Arkansas came in at No. 46, Alabama, No. 48 and Mississippi, No. 50.

Want to know how the other cities fared? Here’s a map of the findings:

Source: WalletHub