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America's 3 Most Underrated College Football Towns

Features & Advice | Patrick Clarke | September 05, 2016

America's 3 Most Underrated College Football Towns

PHOTO: Annapolis, Maryland, is home to the Navy Midshipmen. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock) 

College football season is underway and that means it's time to hit the road en route to some of America's most underrated college football towns.

Whether the football program is responsible for a large part of the city or town's identity, or simply enhances the gameday experience, there's something special about visiting an established college football town in the fall.

Here are three often overlooked college football towns that offer a one-of-a-kind experience nonetheless.

Annapolis, Maryland

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College Football Team: Navy Midshipmen

Maryland's state capital is home to not only some of the country's oldest buildings, but also the Navy Midshipmen.

Whether you're tailgating at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium or exploring nearby downtown Annapolis prior to kickoff, the experience promises to be a memorable one with some of the state's best restaurants, bars and shops located within walking distance of the Naval Academy and the stadium its football team plays in on Saturdays.

The team alone is worth a trip to Annapolis considering its has turned in four consecutive winning seasons and four straight Bowl appearances.

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Boise, Idaho

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College Football Team: Boise State Broncos

It turns out there's a whole lot more to Boise, Idaho, than the Boise State Broncos' iconic blue turf.

"If you wanted to have some arts or top-notch entertainment, you had to go far away," said Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau spokesman John Curtis in 2014. "So Boise began to develop an arts scene. We have our own opera, our own philharmonic, Broadway tours."

"For a lot of people, this is the closest place to come to see that," Curtis added.

A vibrant downtown featuring an expanded hotel scene and Convention Center only add to the allure.

Fargo, North Dakota

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College Football Team: North Dakota State Bison

The North Dakota State Bison are well-known for their perennial dominance on the gridiron. But the city of Fargo itself is what makes Bison gamedays so special, especially if ESPN's College GameDay comes to town.

Fargo is home to 15 percent of the state's population as well as the Fargo Theatre, the state's largest art museum in the Plain Arts Museum and a handful of golf courses. But Fargo isn't just about showing off its local history, the city boasts an underrated nightlife scene and is home to a handful of breweries, all of which pair well with football.

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