Travel Guide Thursdays: United States

Planning a summer vacation? Perhaps you will find a Rampage player on your next trip. The Rampage has seen 293 players from all around the globe who have played with the Rampage at some point in the team’s nine-year history. Each Thursday throughout the offseason, sarampage.com will feature a location in which Rampage players call home.  The Rampage has had 188 players from Canada, 40 from Europe/other places around the world and 65 from the U.S. This week’s featured location is the United States in which 65 players call home.

Check out the top 5 sights in each of the player’s home state…

Massachusetts
Capital: Boston
Population: 6,547,629
Area: 10,555
Top Sights:
Faneuil Hall – Boston
Boston Common - Boston
Cape Cod region
Basketball Hall of Fame – Springfield
Salem Witch Museum - Salem
Rampage players: 11
Boston, MA – Keith Yandle
Boston, MA – Sean Sullivan
Brockton, MA – Joe Callahan
Centerville, MA – Dave Gove
Dorchester, MA – Brendan Walsh
Framingham, MA – Jimmy Sharrow
Grafton, MA – Ryan Lannon
Hull, MA – Scott Stirling
Medford, MA – Mike Morrison
Newburyport, MA – Ed Hill
Worcester, MA – Jim Campbell

Minnesota
Capital: St. Paul
Population: 5,303,925
Area: 86,939
Top Sights:
Mall of America – Bloomington
Fishing (Land of 10,000 lakes)
Mount Kato – Mankato
Superior National Park – Duluth
Cathedral of St. Paul – St. Paul
Rampage players: 9
Apple Valley, MN – Karl Goehring
Bemidji, MN – Joe Fallon
Chanhassen, MN - Stu Bickel
Hastings, MN – Jeff Taffe
Moorhead, MN – Joe Cullen
Moorhead, MN – Andy Reierson
Roseau, MN – Andy Lundbohm
St. Paul, MN – Luke Curtin
Thief River Falls, MN – Wyatt Smith

Michigan
Capital: Lansing
Population: 9,883,640
Area: 96,716
Top Sights:
Mackinac Island
Michigan Lighthouses
The Henry Ford Museum
Pictured Rocks National Seashore
Isle Royale National Park
Rampage players: 8
Ann Arbor, MI – Nick Martens
Ann Arbor, MI – Chris Summers
Detroit, MI – Kevin Porter
Farmington, MI – Rob Globke
Lake Orion, MI – Troy Milam
Livonia, MI – Phil Osaer
Negaunee, MI – Justin Kinnunen
Royal Oak, MI – Mark Mitera

Illinois
Capital: Springfield
Population: 12,830,632
Area: 57,914
Top Sights:
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and National Historic Site – Springfield
Wrigley Field – Chicago
Navy Pier- Chicago
Millennium Park – Chicago
John Hancock Center/Observatory - Chicago
Rampage players: 7
Chicago, IL – Al Montoya
Downers Grove, IL – Matt Jones
Elburn, IL – Lee Sweatt
Evanston, IL – Dov Grumet-Morris
Forest Park, IL – Tim Stapleton
Schaumburg, IL – Kevin Spiewak
Springfield, IL – David Spina

New York
Capital: Albany
Population: 19,378,102
Area: 54,556
Top Sights:
Statue of Liberty – New York City
Empire State Building – New York City
Baseball Hall of Fame – Cooperstown
Niagara Falls – near Buffalo
Adirondack Mountains
Rampage players: 7
Buffalo, NY – Philippe Sauve
Clifton Park, NY – Peter MacArthur
East Amherst, NY – Andrew Orpik
Port Jefferson, NY – Chris Ferraro
Rochester, NY – Sam Paolini
Schenectady, NY – Nick Parillo
Troy, NY –Matt Murley

North Dakota
Capital: Bismarck
Population: 672,591
Area: 70,700
Top Sights:
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame - Medora
Siouxland Buffalo Ranch – Grand Forks
Fort Mandan Historic Site - Washburn
Maah Daah Hey Trail - Medora
Rampage players: 4
Fargo, ND – Josh Olson
Grand Forks, ND – Rob Bina
Grand Forks, ND – Grant Potulny
Minot, ND – Tim Jackman

Pennsylvania
Capital: Harrisburg
Population: 12,702,379
Area: 46,055
Top Sights:
Liberty Bell – Philadelphia
Independence Hall - Philadelphia
Gettysburg National Military Park - Gettysburg
Hershey Park - Hershey
Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Amish Country)
Rampage players: 4
Abington, PA – Chad Kolarik
Jefferson Hills, PA – John Zeiler
Pittsburgh, PA – Dylan Reese
Pittsburgh, PA – Bill Thomas

Washington
Capital: Olympia
Population: 6,724,540
Area: 71,300
Top Sights:
Pike Place Market – Seattle
Space Needle – Seattle
Pioneer Square - Seattle
Mount Rainier
Olympic National Park
Rampage players: 3
Lynnwood, WA – Chris Frank
Richland, WA – Ty Jones
Seattle, WA – Leon Hayward

California
Capital: Sacramento
Population: 37,253,956
Area: 163,696
Top Sights:
Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco
Alcatraz – San Francisco
Hollywood – Los Angeles
Disneyland – Anaheim
Big Sur region
Rampage players: 3
Downey, CA – Ryan Hollweg
Los Angeles, CA – Garrett Stafford
Santa Ana, CA – Colin Long

New Hampshire
Capital: Concord
Population: 1,316,470
Area: 9,304
Top Sights:
Mount Monadnock – Jaffrey
Moose Alley – Pittsburgh
Loon Mountain - Lincoln
Experience the leaves changing in the fall
Covered Bridges
Rampage players: 2
Henniker, NH – Ryan Weston
Sanbornville, NH – Freddy Meyer


Nebraska
Capital: Lincoln
Population: 1,826,341
Area: 77,354
Top Sights:
Boot Hill – Ogallala
Mansion on the Hill – Ogallala
Chimney Rock National Historic Site - Bayard
Scotts Bluff National Monument - Scottsbluff
Henry Doorly Zoo - Omaha
Rampage players: 2
Omaha, NE – Jake Ortmeyer
Omaha, NE – Jed Ortmeyer

Arizona
Capital: Phoenix
Population: 6,392,017
Area: 113,998
Top Sights:
Grand Canyon
Lake Havasu (home of the original London Bridge)
Cathedral Rock (Red Rock formations) - Sedona
Camelback Mountain – Phoenix
Old Town Scottsdale - Phoenix
Rampage players: 1
Gilbert, AZ – Dusty Collins

Georgia
Capital: Atlanta
Population: 9,687,653
Area: 59,425
Top Sights:
Stone Mountain – Atlanta
World of Coca - Cola – Atlanta
Georgia Aquarium – Atlanta
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site – Atlanta
Plantation homes  - Savannah
Rampage players: 1
Atlanta, GA – Eric Chouinard

Colorado
Capital: Denver
Population: 5,029,196
Area: 104,094
Top Sights:
Estes Park
Ski in Aspen
Rocky Mountain National Park
Dinosaur National Monument
U.S. Mint – Denver
Rampage players: 1
Denver, CO – Sean Zimmerman

Maine
Capital: Augusta
Population: 1,328,361
Area: 35,385
Top Sights:
Lighthouse route along Highway 1
Acadia National Park
Palace Playland – Old Orchard Beach
Victoria Mansion – Portland
Outlets at Freeport
Rampage players: 1
Bangor, ME – Jon DiSalvatore

Rhode Island
Capital: Providence
Population: 1,052,567
Area: 1,214
Top Sights:
Newport Mansions - Newport
Bannister’s Wharf - Newport
Block Island
Roger Williams Park Zoo – Providence
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor - Woonsocket
Rampage players: 1
Woonsocket, RI – Brian Boucher




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