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Do You Know All The 50 States’ Slogans?

Each of the 50 states has a slogan associated with it, which you'll often find on license plates. Does your state have a fitting moniker? See the list!

Here’s a list of the fifty states and the slogans associated with each—many of which appear on license plates. Do you think your state has a fitting slogan?

The 50 States’ Slogans

Alabama – Yellowhammer State
Alaska – The Last Frontier
Arizona – The Grand Canyon State
Arkansas – The Natural State
California – The Golden State
Colorado – The Centennial State
Connecticut – The Constitution State
Delaware – The First State
Florida – The Sunshine State
Georgia – The Peach State
Hawaii – The Aloha State
Idaho – The Gem State
Illinois – The Prairie State
Indiana – The Hoosier State
Iowa – The Hawkeye State
Kansas – The Sunflower State
Kentucky – The Bluegrass State
Louisiana – The Pelican State
Maine – The Pine Tree State
Maryland – The Old Line State
Massachusetts – The Bay State
Michigan – The Great Lakes State
Minnesota – The North Star State
Mississippi – The Magnolia State
Missouri – The Show Me State
Montana – The Treasure State
Nebraska – The Cornhusker State
Nevada – The Silver State
New Hampshire – The Granite State
New Jersey – The Garden State
New Mexico – The Land of Enchantment
New York – The Empire State
North Carolina – The Tar Heel State
North Dakota – The Peace Garden State
Ohio – The Buckeye State
Oklahoma – The Sooner State
Oregon – The Beaver State
Pennsylvania – The Keystone State
Rhode Island – The Ocean State
South Carolina – The Palmetto State
South Dakota – Mount Rushmore State
Tennessee – The Volunteer State
Texas – The Lone Star State
Utah – The Beehive State
Vermont – The Green Mountain State
Virginia – The Old Dominion State
Washington – The Evergreen State
West Virginia – The Mountain State
Wisconsin – The Badger State
Wyoming – The Equality State or The Cowboy State

Make it a game! This is also a great list with which to quiz your kids, friends and other family members!

Ever wonder how many of these state slogans and nicknames originated? Read about it here.

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Dave Roberts

Nebraska=The give us three we’ll set you free State.

Dave Roberts

Nebraska=Why go to the Penn when you can send your best friend.

Dave Roberts

I.O.W.A.=Idiots Out Wandering Around


Jolly Roger! Union Jack! Thanks for this list.


Florida should be the Wacky Weather state


Florida = Satan’s waiting-room

Nora Qudus

Maine….the workers never show up state

Lilly Moscato

Alabama is known as the “Heart of Dixie”, and has been for many years, (all the way from King Cotton to the Space Program). Yellowhammer is the state bird, but it is not seen in all parts of the state. I grew up in Alabama, and now live just North in Tennessee. I love them both.

Mary L.

Yes, “Heart of Dixie” is Alabama’s state nickname


Many of the nicknames came about for specific reasons. I’m from Tennessee and we were even taught in elementary school, way back in the old days (1970s -lol), it became the Volunteer State because of so many men, including Davy Crockett, volunteering for various wars, especially the battle at the Alamo.


Many of the nicknames came about for a specific reason. I’m from Tennessee and we were even taught in elementary school (in the old days of the 1970s) that the Volunteer State came from so many Tennesseans, including Davy Crockett, volunteering for Wars, in particular, at the Alamo.


Illinois should be the Corrupt State.


Where is Washington D.C.? Although it is not a numbered state and just a district, it should have been listed. I suppose “The Capitol” would be the name.

Deborah Bohne

Colorado should be called, The Rabbit Hole state, because coming to Colorado is like falling in the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland. It’s beautiful and cannabis is legal, as it should be. I wish all fifty states where free to choose.


North and South Cackalacky


TENNESSEE all the way baby born bread and raised.

Jabar Commo

…and can’t spell “bred!”
And, we’re not ‘raised’…we’re ‘reared’. .


I am a California native, but I now live in New Mexico (also posted for New Mexico earlier). California could be called the Surfer state or the Cornucopia state.


New Mexico could be the Chili state or the Wilderness state.

Daniel Robinson

Missouri should be the RIOT STATE


With Missouri being the “show me”state and our mammal being the Jackass”. Have you ever tried to show a jackass anything.? I’ m not referring to Missourians, just people in general.


New Jersey: The Dead Deer State.

Karen Welch

North Carolina: The Sweet Tea State.


North Carolina is North Cackalacky!!


Michigan The Mitten State..


Minnesota should be the land of ice and snow

Danny McBride

Georgia should be the Cotton State


CA should be renamed to the “it’s all about me” state.

betty smith

For Louisiana: “Hunters Paradise”

Jim Menge

A good one for Kansas (the old license plates used to say it) would be “Midway USA”. Another would be the Jayhawker state.


Wisconsin is Americas Dairyland


Alabama has always been know as “The Heart of Dixie”


Illinois is the Land of Lincoln!


Connecticut is also known as The Nutmeg State.


Louisiana us also known as the Sportsman’s Paradise.

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