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This list of U.S. state slogans is made up the advertising slogans, currently and formerly used by U.S. states. Most states establish such slogans for the promotion of tourism. These slogans are occasionally included on state-issued automobile license plates and the U.S. Mint 50 State Quarters coinage.

There is a separate list of U.S. state mottos and list of U.S. state nicknames.

State Slogan
Alabama Share The Wonder[1]
Alabama the beautiful[2]
Where America finds its voice. Alabama[3]
Alaska Beyond Your Dreams, Within Your Reach
Arizona The Grand Canyon State
(also on its license plate)
Arkansas The Natural State
(also on its license plate)
(formerly) Land of Opportunity
California Find Yourself Here
Colorado Colorful Colorado[4] (license plates 1950-1955, 1958-1959, 1973-1974)
Enter a Higher State[5]
Pike's Peak or Bust[6] (1858-1861)
Rocky Mountain High[7] (state song written 1973)
Where the Columbines Grow[7] (state song written 1896)
Connecticut "CONNECTicut" (Used in vacation promotions)

Full of Surprises

You Belong in ConneCTicut [8]
(formerly) Better yet, Connecticut
Delaware It's Good Being First
(Delaware was first state to ratify the Constitution)
(formerly) "Small Wonder
(formerly) "Smaller, Faster, Smarter.
District of Columbia The American Experience
Taxation without Representation
(also on its license plates)
(formerly) Celebrate & Discover
Florida Sunshine State (formerly The Land of Good Living)[9]
Georgia Georgia on My Mind
(also its state song)
Hawaii The Islands of Aloha
Idaho Great Potatoes. Tasty Destinations.
(formerly) Famous Potatoes
(also on its license plate)
Illinois Mile After Magnificent Mile
Right Here. Right Now.
Iowa Life Changing
Fields of Opportunities

(formerly) "You make me smile"

Indiana Restart Your Engines
(cf. "start your engines" at the Indianapolis 500)
(formerly) Enjoy Indiana
Kansas There's No Place Like Home
(cf. the ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz)
Kansas, as big as you think
(formerly) Simply Wonderful
(formerly) Land of Ahhs
(pronounced like "Land of Oz")
Kentucky Unbridled Spirit
(also on its license plate)
(formerly) It's That Friendly
(formerly) Where Education Pays[10]
Louisiana Fall in love with Louisiana all over again[11]
Come as you are. Leave Different.
Sportsman's Paradise
(on its license plate)
Maine Worth A Visit, Worth A Lifetime
The Way Life Should Be
Where America's Day Begins
(seen on driver's license) (Maine is the furthest state east.)
Vacationland
(also on its license plate)
It must be Maine
Maryland Seize the Day Off[12]
(formerly) America in Miniature
(formerly) More Than You Can Imagine
Massachusetts Make It Yours
The Spirit of America
(on its license plate)
Michigan "Pure Michigan" (Tourism)[13] and "Getting The Upper Hand" (Business Attraction)[14]
(formerly) Great Lakes, Great Times; More To See.
Minnesota Explore Minnesota
Mississippi Feels Like Coming Home
The South's Warmest Welcome
Missouri Show Me State (on its licence plates)
The Cave State[15]
(formerly) Where The Rivers Run
Montana The Last Best Place
Big Sky Country (on its license plates)
Nebraska Possibilities...Endless
(formerly) The Good Life
Nevada Wide Open
Battle Born
Home Means Nevada
The Silver State
New Hampshire You're Going to Love it Here
Live Free or Die
(on its license plate)
New Jersey Come See For Yourself
(2006 - present)[16]
(formerly) New Jersey and You: Perfect Together
New Mexico Land of Enchantment
(also on its license plate)
New York I Love New York
(also its state song)
North Carolina A Better Place to Be
First in Flight
(on its license plate; cf. Wright brothers: Ohio/North Carolina rivalry)
North Dakota Legendary
Ohio So Much to Discover
Birthplace of Aviation
(on its license plate; cf. Wright brothers: Ohio/North Carolina rivalry)
Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers
(on its 50 state quarter; for the Wright brothers, John Glenn, and Neil Armstrong)[17]
(formerly) The Heart of It All
Oklahoma Oklahoma is OK
Native America
(also on its license plate; cf. Indian Territory)
Oregon We Love Dreamers
(2003 - present)
Things Look Different Here
(1987 - 2003)
Pacific Wonderland
(on its license plate 1959 - 1966)
Pennsylvania State of Independence
(formerly) Memories Last a Lifetime
You've Got a Friend in Pennsylvania
America Starts Here
Puerto Rico La isla del encanto (Spanish) Translated to English :: Island of Enchantment
(also on its license plate)
Rhode Island Unwind
South Carolina Smiling Faces. Beautiful Places.
(also on one of its two base license plates)
South Dakota Great Faces. Great Places.
Tennessee The Stage Is Set For You
(formerly) Sounds Good to Me (formerly on its license plate)
(formerly) Follow Me To Tennessee
Texas It's Like a Whole Other Country
(used only in domestic advertising)
(formerly) Don't Mess with Texas
(originally an anti-littering slogan, later widely used on promotional T-shirts)
State of the Arts
(on special license plate)
Every thing's bigger in Texas
Utah This Is Still The Right Place[18]
Life Elevated
(also on its license plate)
(formerly) Greatest Snow on Earth
Utah! Where Ideas Connect
Vermont Vermont, naturally
(formerly) I LoVermont
Virginia Virginia is for Lovers (Recently accompanied with newer slogan: Live Passionately [19])
Washington SayWA!
(formerly) Experience Washington
West Virginia Open for business[20]
(formerly) Wild and Wonderful
(also on its license plate as Wild, Wonderful)
(formerly) Almost Heaven
Wisconsin Live like you mean it
America's Dairyland
(on its license plate)
(formerly) Life's so good[21]
(formerly) Escape to Wisconsin[21]
(formerly) Stay just a little bit longer[21]
Wyoming Like No Place on Earth

See also

References

  1. ^ "Home page". Outdoor Alabama. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. http://www.outdooralabama.com/. Retrieved 2007-03-21.  
  2. ^ "Alabama Official 2007 Vacation Guide" (Flash). Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel. 2007. pp. p.5. http://www.touralabama.org/travel-tools/online-vacation-guide/guide.html. Retrieved 2007-03-21.  
  3. ^ Associated Press (2006-08-03). "Alabama tourism agency announces new 'Idols' billboards". USA Today (Gannett Company). http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2006-08-03-alabama-idol_x.htm. Retrieved 2007-03-21.  
  4. ^ "Colorado State Name and Nicknames" (HTML). Colorado State Symbols & Emblems. State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/history/symbemb.htm#Name. Retrieved 2007-02-21.  
  5. ^ Advertising slogan of Colorado Ski Country USA.
  6. ^ Popular slogan of the Pike's Peak Gold Rush of 1858-1861.
  7. ^ a b "Colorado State Songs" (HTML). Colorado State Symbols & Emblems. State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/history/symbemb.htm#Song. Retrieved 2008-07-07.  
  8. ^ http://www.youbelonginct.com/user-cgi/pages.cgi?category=about&level=1
  9. ^ http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/florida/entry/florida_land_of_good_living/
  10. ^ KentuckyRoads.com - Image Library - KentuckyRoads.com - Miscellaneous Signs - welcometoky
  11. ^ http://www.louisianatravel.com/email/email_consumer_200512/
  12. ^ "Governor Ehrlich to Promote Maryland Tourism With New Seize the Day Off Ads". Google cache of press release. Maryland Governor's office. 2004-04-02. http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:ISgkXBhKlwkJ:www.governor.maryland.gov/pressreleases/2004/040204_tourism.html+%22seize+the+day+off%22+maryland&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us. Retrieved 2007-02-23.  
  13. ^ [www.michigan.org Pure Michigan Travel]
  14. ^ The Michigan Economic Development Corporation: The Michigan Advantage - The Upper Hand
  15. ^ "DNR publication" (PDF). The Geologic Column of Missouri. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. http://dnr.missouri.gov/geology/docs/gcwinter8.pdf. Retrieved 2008-04-26.  
  16. ^ "Governor's Call to Action". http://www.nj.gov/slogan/. Retrieved 2007-05-28.  
  17. ^ "The North Carolina Quarter". http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/50sq_program/states/index.cfm?flash=yes&state=NC. Retrieved 2007-01-30.  
  18. ^ Utah State Symbols from the Utah Office of Tourism's utah.com site. Accessed 2008-03-25
  19. ^ http://hamptonroads.com/node/311151
  20. ^ Anderson, Justin (2007-09-20). "More than 60,000 vote on state's welcome sign slogan". Charleston Daily Mail.  
  21. ^ a b c Adams, Barry (2007-03-04). "Wisconsin tourism sets its target". Wisconsin State Journal.  

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Simple English

Here is a list of U.S. state slogans. Most states create slogans to help tourism. These slogans are sometimes put on state license plates.

There is also a list of U.S. state mottos and a list of U.S. state nicknames.

State Slogan
Alabama Share The Wonder; Stars Fell on Alabama (on its license plate); (formerly) The Heart of Dixie
Alaska Beyond Your Dreams, Within Your Reach
Arizona The Grand Canyon State; also on its license plate
Arkansas The Natural State; also on its license plate

Formerly Land of Opportunity

California Find Yourself Here
Colorado Enter a Higher State; (formerly) Fresh Air and Fond Memories Served Daily
Connecticut Full of Surprises
Delaware It's Good Being First
District of Columbia The American Experience; Taxation without Representation; also on its license plate; (formerly) Celebrate & Discover
Florida Visit Florida; MyFlorida.com
Georgia Georgia on My Mind; also its state song
Hawaii The Islands of Aloha
Idaho Great Potatoes. Tasty Destinations.

(Formerly) Famous Potatoes; also on its license plate

Illinois Mile After Magnificent Mile; Right Here. Right Now.
Iowa Life Changing; Fields of Opportunity
Indiana Restart Your Engines, (formerly) Enjoy Indiana
Kansas Kansas, as big as you think, (formerly) Simply Wonderful
Kentucky Unbridled Spirit; also on its license plate; (formerly) It's That Friendly; (formerly) Where Education Pays
Louisiana Fall in love with Louisiana all over again [1]; Come as you are. Leave Different.; Sportsman's Paradise (on its license plate)
Maine It Must Be Maine; The Way Life Should Be

(formerly) Vacationland; also on its license plate

Maryland Seize the Day Off, (formerly) America in Miniature; (formerly) More Than You Can Imagine
Massachusetts Make It Yours; The Spirit of America (on its license plate)
Michigan Great Lakes, Great Times; More To See.; (formerly) Water/Winter Wonderland; previously on its license plate
Minnesota Explore Minnesota; Land of 10,000 Lakes (on its license plate)
Mississippi Feels Like Coming Home; The South's Warmest Welcome
Missouri Where the Rivers Run
Montana Big Sky Country
Nebraska Possibilities...Endless; (formerly) The Good Life
Nevada Wide Open
New Hampshire You're Going to Love it Here
New Jersey Come See For Yourself
New Mexico Land of Enchantment; also on its license plate
New York I Love New York; also its state song, The Empire State (on highway welcome signs)
North Carolina A Better Place to Be; First in Flight (on its license plate)
North Dakota Legendary
Ohio So Much to Discover; Birthplace of Aviation (on its license plate); (formerly) The Heart of It All
Oklahoma Native America; also on its license plate
Oregon We Love Dreamers; Things Look Different Here (1987-2003); Pacific Wonderland (on its license plate 1959–1964)
Pennsylvania State of Independence; (formerly) Memories Last a Lifetime, You've Got a Friend in Pennsylvania, America Starts Here
Rhode Island Unwind
South Carolina Smiling Faces. Beautiful Places. Also on one of its two base license plates.
South Dakota Great Faces. Great Places.
Tennessee The Stage Is Set For You; (formerly) Sounds Good to Me (formerly) Follow Me To Tennessee; also on its license plate
Texas It's Like a Whole Other Country (this is used only in domestic advertising); (formerly) Don't Mess With Texas (originally an anti-littering slogan, later widely used on promotional t-shirts); State of the Arts (on special license plate)
Utah Life Elevated; (formerly) Greatest Snow on Earth and Utah! Where Ideas Connect (the former and the "Utah!" part of the latter were both on license plates)
Vermont Vermont, naturally
Virginia Virginia is for Lovers; (formerly) Virginia is for history lovers
Washington SayWA!; (formerly) Experience Washington; The Evergreen State; also on its license plate as Evergreen State
West Virginia Open for Business; (formerly) Wild and Wonderful; also on its license plate as Wild, Wonderful; (formerly) Almost Heaven
Wisconsin Stay Just a Little Bit Longer; America's Dairyland (on its license plate)
Wyoming Like No Place on Earth

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