Give the Mitten a high five! Thrillist says Michigan is #1 of the fifty, nifty United States.

In 'The Definitive and Final Ranking of All 50 States,' Thrillist says there's no place like our home. Here is their glowing praise for the Great Lakes State and justification for ranking Michigan at the top:

Far too much of the Michigan narrative centers on Detroit and its many issues. The Motor City’s become a scrappily rising underdog you can’t help but root for, but Michigan’s greatest strengths lie in the state as a whole. Did you know Michigan has more coastline than any state other than Alaska? Did you know it has such an embarrassment of beer riches that you can easily hit Bell’s and Founders in the same afternoon? Did you know the UP is so remote and uniquely beautiful that it almost feels like a secret 51st state where they inexplicably love British meat pies? Did you know most residents are more than happy to apologize for Kid Rock? If you answered yes to at least three of these than you already understand Michigan’s charms. If you answered no to these questions, you should listen to the dulcet tones of Michigan tourism pitchman Tim Allen and get yourself there immediately.

How did our Midwest neighbors do? While Indiana and Illinois came in at 28 and 27, respectively, and Wisconsin made it to the top 5 at #4, Ohio is very near the bottom at #48. Ouch.

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