I'm sorry, but there's no way this is right.

We may not have mountains or glaciers or ocean views, but, in my opinion, Iowa is still a damn beautiful place. I can't tell you how many times I've been driving down the highway at sunset and thought to myself, "man, it doesn't get much prettier than this." According to Thrillist, though, Iowa ranks as #47 out of all 50 states on the beautiful scale. Maybe I'm bias because I've been living here for a couple of years now, but I feel like this can't be right. I wonder if the person who wrote the article has ever even BEEN to Iowa?

"Iowa may be flat as hell and, well, kinda boring. But it supports a lot of green living things, and it sure looks nice when the lights go down. Iowa sunsets never get old."

That's all Thrillist had to say about our state, so I figured I'd dig up some ugly Iowa photos to prove them right:


Hideous, right? And those are just pictures I'VE taken! Check out these other ones from Instagram:

Isn't our state just the WORST? ;)

[Via Thrillist]