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21 Reasons Ohio Is The Very Best Of The Midwest

We're literally the heart of it all.

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1. Buckeye candy doesn't taste quite as good anywhere else...

2. ...because there's only one true home for every kind of Buckeye.

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3. Ohio's home to THE BEST DAMN BAND IN THE LAND.

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4. And whether you're a bigger fan of riding the Banshee at Kings Island...

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5. ...or the Millennium Force at Cedar Point, Ohio's amusement park game is incomparable.

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6. There's only one Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and you can only see it in Cleveland.

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7. In fact, we're so rock 'n roll, we're the only state to have an official rock song.

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8. And we're just so swingin', politicians can't get enough of us whenever election time rolls around.

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9. We knew this Wendy girl was really onto something long before everyone else caught on.

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The first Wendy's opened in Columbus in 1969.

10. And we were the first to appreciate just how splendid Jeni's Ice Cream really is.

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Jeni started off in Columbus in 2002.

11. And Graeter's got its start in Cincinnati, so obviously we know our ice cream.

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12. In Ohio, tailgating is a time-honored tradition, and we know the importance of passing it onto our future generations.

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13. The Nelsonville Music Festival attracts some of the biggest names in the music industry.

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This past year, the Avett Brothers headlined.

14. Ohioans can all agree on just what that popular, fizzy drink should be called.

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15. Cornhole is an unparalleled art in Ohio, AN ART.

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16. The Ohio State Fair is far, far superior to any other state fair.

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Suck it, Minnesota.

17. Ohio's literally out of this world, it's the birthplace of 25 astronauts, including Neil Armstrong and John Glenn.

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18. Nowhere does seasons better than Ohio. Nowhere.

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19. And Lake Erie always looks its best from the Ohio side.

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So very sorry about that, Michigan.

20. Ohioans have more heart than any other Midwesterners you're likely to meet...

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21. ...because Ohio is, afterall, the heart of it all.

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