We’re glad someone else realizes something we’ve known for awhile: Michigan is indeed the best state in America.

That’s the word from Thrillist.com, the online purveyors of just about every list known to mankind.

[quote_box_center]..we thought it was time to use the perfectly American cliche “go big or go home” and rank the states based on everything. More specifically, their contributions to America, so think inventions, food/drink, somewhat productive famous people, unique physical beauty, etc.[/quote_box_center]

When it comes to Michigan, they said:

[quote_box_center]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. [/quote_box_center]

Michigan has won recognition beyond Thrillist in the recent past. The Pure Michigan campaign has what is often rated as a top social media presence. Among their many awards include “Best Overall Use Of Social Media” in 2014 and are among the largest presences online with more than one million fans on their Facebook page.

Bottom of the list? Florida. And most importantly? Ohio is 48 spots behind us and called “The Florida of the north.” Take that, buckeyes.

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