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23 Small Towns in Kansas for Tranquil Kansas Getaways

Horizontal photo of the old downtown area of Cottonwood Falls, KS with the courthouse at the end of the street (all logos edited out)

The state of Kansas has quite a few lovely small towns that you can visit as weekend getaways or you can combine a few to make a great Kansas road trip. Many are also reachable as day trips from larger Kansas cities like Topeka, Lawrence, Overland Park, Manhattan, and Salina. While there’s no one definitive […]

24 Charming Small Towns in Missouri For Quiet Missouri Escapes

Reed Spring Mill in foggy morning light; Reynolds County, Missouri

Since moving back to the US from Europe, I’ve been obsessed with visiting small towns, both those in Oklahoma and those a little further afield. Basically, if a small town is cute and less than four hours from OKC, I want to see it in person. These adorable smalls towns in Missouri are the stuff […]

7 Awesome Things to Do in Okeene, Oklahoma

Oklahoma - Okeene - St. Anthony's Catholic Church

This charming town is one of my favorite small towns in Oklahoma, due to it’s magnificent historic church, beautiful murals, and proximity to Gloss Mountain State Park, one of my favorite state parks in Oklahoma. If you find yourself in Okeene (or you’ll be passing through), here are the best things to do in Okeene, […]

The 17 Most Charming Small Towns in Oklahoma to Add to Your Bucket List!

Oklahoma - Downtown Guthrie

Since moving back to the US from Europe, I’ve been obsessed with visiting small towns, both those in Oklahoma and those a little further afield like Arkansas and Texas. Basically, if a small town is cute and less than four hours from OKC, I want to see it in person. These adorable smalls towns in […]

27 Charming Small Towns in Arkansas to Add to Your Bucket List

Arkansas - Hot Springs - Bath House, Hot Springs Arkansas

Since moving back to the US from Europe, I’ve been obsessed with visiting small towns, both those in Oklahoma and those a little further afield. Basically, if a small town is cute and less than four hours from OKC, I want to see it in person. These adorable smalls towns in Arkansas are the stuff […]

17 Charming Things to Do in Pawhuska, Oklahoma + Where to Stay & What to Eat!

Oklahoma - Pawhuska - The Mercantile

Pawhuska may be a small town in northeast Oklahoma, but it’s played an important role in Oklahoma (and American history). It’s also become a tiny capital of foodie culture on the prairie and it is home to an important conversancy effort to protect native Bison and other endemic animals. In short, Pawhuska might be the […]

Best Small Towns in New Mexico

New Mexico - Albuquerque - Blue Castle Automotive

Cloudcroft Cloudcroft is a small community with a population of about 674. This town boasts charming greenery, which has to do with its location within the Lincoln National Forest.  Cloudcroft was founded as a resort town in 1899. Now, 121 years later, many visitors still come to explore the beautiful nature, impressive architecture, stunning mountains, […]

Best Small Towns in Colorado

Small towns in Colorado

Salida Salida is one of the most beautiful downtown districts in Chaffee County, Colorado. This statutory city is the most populous city in the county. Its name was derived from Spanish that is roughly translated to mean exit. This is because the community was founded over 100 years ago in 1880 at the upper end […]