A recent Thrillist story ranks Michigan as the #1 state in America.  You won't believe where Ohio is on this list.

Thrillist ranked the 50 United States according to their contributions to America.  For example, inventions, food/drink, famous people, unique physical beauty..etc.

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Our neighbors to the south didn't rank so hot on this list.  We'll get to that in a second.  Right now, let's bask in the glory of being named the Best State in America.

According to Thrillist,

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.

Now to Ohio.  Many of us Michiganders consider Ohio to be our rival.  In that case, we won twice.

Ohio was #48 on the list with this simple explanation, "Getting LeBron back only further cemented its position as the Florida of the North."

With that being said, guess who got #50...Yep, Florida.

Get the entire list below.

Continue your love affair with Michigan on a road trip around this great state.