One of the blessings of living where we do is the abundance of 'wide open spaces' not too far from wherever we might be in the Tri-State area (South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota).

In a country where 90 percent of the population lives within one hour of a city, sometimes it's nice to find yourself in the 'middle of nowhere'.

So where are the most remote locations in these parts?

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24/7 Wall St looked at a map from the scientific publication Nature to determine where exactly 'The Middle of Nowhere in Every State' could be found.

In South Dakota, that spot is an unnamed road about 3 miles south of Bradley Bauer Ranch in what's listed as 'Belle Fourche-Cheyenne Valleys' on Google Maps.

This place, in the western part of the state, (GPS coordinates: 44°42’15″N, 102°55’15″W) is 8 hours and 11 minutes by foot from the nearest city.

In Iowa, the middle of nowhere is a spot 3 miles west of Titonka.

This place in the north-central part of the state (GPS Coordinates 43°13'15.0"N 94°05'45.0"W) is 2 hours, 43 minutes by foot from the nearest city.

Minnesota's most remote location is Coleman Island, just south of the Canadian border.

This place (GPS Coordinates 448°18’45″N, 92°01’15″W) is 10 hours, 40 minutes by foot from the nearest city.

The smaller states in the Northeast are the least remote in the country.

Connecticut’s travel duration is the shortest at 52 minutes.

The most remote place in America is also part of the most remote state.

Amatignak Island, part of Alaska's Aleutian Islands, is a whopping 84 hours, 37 minutes from the nearest city.

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