Best in what? Everything! Thrillist ranks the Mitten State best in the U.S.

They're calling it America Week at Thrillilst, so they've ranked the 50 states and Michigan came out on top.

Based on what? Everything. "More specifically, their contributions to America, so think inventions, food/drink, somewhat productive famous people, unique physical beauty, etc."

The infamous Sunshine State begins the list dead last. Our neighbors Ohio, Indiana and Illinois charted 48, 28 and 27, respectively and the cheddar heads in Wisconsin made the top 5 at number 4.

None topped the Great Lakes State. Michigan was ranked #1 because:

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.


Get the complete list here.

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