Ohio Was Ranked #48 Out Of All The States. Here’s Why That’s Wrong.

Ohio is underrated, and it’s time we set the record straight.

Last year, Thrillist published “The Definitive and Final Ranking of All 50 States.” Ohio came in at #48, and we couldn’t disagree more. Determining factors for the rankings supposedly included things such as each state’s contributions to the country and natural beauty—however, we think the LeBron commentary was wildly insufficient for ranking Ohio as #48. (Also, the fact that Florida ranks dead last and the state-that-shall-not-be-named ranks as #1 raises a whole other giant, flashing, red flag for this list. But that’s besides the point.)

Here’s why we think this particular ranking of Ohio is, well, bogus:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

What do you think of Ohio’s ranking on this list? What else do you love about the Buckeye State?