List ranks Michigan as top state in U.S.

Thrillist.com has released an article that ranked all 50 states in the United States, taking in such factors as natural beauty to that state's contribution to America. As the article describes, this list was the "go big or go home" rankings.

Michigan was ranked number 1 according to the list. Florida was ranked dead last at number 50.

The article written by Kevin Alexander and Matt Lynch had write-ups about each state and its ranking.

Michigan's write-up was as follows:

"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."

You can read the full article here.

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