We’re #1!! Michigan Named ‘Best State in America’
Tell us something we didn't already know.
The website Thrillist ranked all 50 states from worst to best and they named Michigan as "The Best State in America!" Woohoo!
They ranked the states based on everything. Everything meaning food/drink, inventions, unique beauty, famous people and anything else you can think of.
This was their explanation for ranking Michigan as #1:
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."
If you're from Michigan than you answered YES to all of these questions!
I feel like outsiders only think of two things when it comes to the mitten state: cold weather and how "bad" Detroit is. But as the article explained there's SO much more. And only those who frequent Michigan or are Michiganders truly understand how great this state is.
Thank you Thrillist for confirming what we already knew but also sticking it to the other states!
You can see the full ranking of the states here.