Special Report

The Most and Least Fun States in America

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5. Illinois
> Total score: 53.71
> Entertainment & Recreation rank: 5th best
> Nightlife rank: 3rd best
> Annual state spending on parks and recreation: $3.0 billion — 4th highest

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4. New York
> Total score: 55.61
> Entertainment & Recreation rank: 3rd best
> Nightlife rank: 4th best
> Annual state spending on parks and recreation: $3.1 billion — 3rd highest

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3. Nevada
> Total score: 56.24
> Entertainment & Recreation rank: 4th best
> Nightlife rank: the best
> Annual state spending on parks and recreation: $717.9 million — 21st highest

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2. Florida
> Total score: 58.09
> Entertainment & Recreation rank: 2nd best
> Nightlife rank: 8th best
> Annual state spending on parks and recreation: $3.5 billion — 2nd highest

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1. California
> Total score: 60.81
> Entertainment & Recreation rank: the best
> Nightlife rank: 5th best
> Annual state spending on parks and recreation: $6.8 billion — the highest

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