Many U.S. capital cities have long been major tourist destinations, like Boston, Denver, Nashville and Austin. There are also the smaller-yet-beloved state capitals like Santa Fe. And more recently, the “Real Housewives” franchise and lifestyle influencer frenzy have put Salt Lake City on the map.
Looking beyond those big-name cities, there are many other capitals that don’t get as much attention but are still worth adding to your bucket list. We’ve rounded up 10 underrated U.S. state capitals. While this list is by no means comprehensive, we hope it will inspire your future travels.