I submit whoever put Minnesota at #24 hasn't spent a great deal of time in northern Minnesota, especially. Cuz that is gorgeous land up there.
Here's a list that's sure to cause backlash: Thrillist.com just ranked all 50 states according to how BEAUTIFUL they are. Their writing staff has collectively been to all 50 states at least once. So they debated and came up with a list . . .
In LAST place is . . . Kansas. Flat states didn't do well in general. They basically said Kansas is flat and boring to drive through. So that's why.
The rest of the bottom five states are: Indiana . . . Illinois . . . Iowa . . . and Oklahoma. They say those five have the LEAST to offer in the way of scenery.