The Land Of 10,000 Lakes is also the land of many great cities but Minnesota only had 3 make the list of “150 Best Small Towns in America 2023”.

Family Destinations Guide polled 3,000 families across the United States to identify the best small towns to visit.

The Top 10 Best Small Towns In America 2023 according to their survey included these cities...

  1. Holualoa, HI (Population - 2,827)
  2. Ely, NV (Population - 4,002)
  3. Anna Maria Island, FL (Population - 8,500)
  4. Old Koloa Town, HI (Population - 2,231)
  5. West Yellowstone, MT (Population 1,269)
  6. Gatlinburg, TN (Population - 3,726)
  7. Chincoteague, VA (Population - 3,306)
  8. Sitka, AK (Population - 8,407)
  9. Sedona, AZ (Population - 9,763)
  10. Ketchikan, AK (Population – 8,037)

3 Minnesota towns didn't make the Top-10 on the list but they did get into the "Top-150 Best Small Towns in America 2023”

At #90 is New Ulm, Minnesota with a population was 14,120 in the southern part of the state. New Ulm is known for its German heritage and is the home of Shells Brewery.

New Ulm Minnesota-Google Earth
New Ulm Minnesota-Google Earth

At #98 is Walker, Minnesota with a population of 952 they are considered "The Muskie Capital Of The World". 

Along with fishing, Walker offers "the perfect blend of history, culture, shops, and culinary options into a unique and wonderful downtown experience, all nestled against the backdrop of the Leech Lake area’s picturesque landscape."

Walker Minnesota-Google Earth
Walker Minnesota-Google Earth

At #107 is Medina, Minnesota with a population of 6,809. Medina is largely a rural community not far from Minneapolis.

They boast that “Living in Medina offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Medina, there are a lot of coffee shops and parks.”

Medina Minnesota-Wikimedia / Getty Thinkstock
Medina Minnesota-Wikimedia / Getty Thinkstock

120 Year Old Minnesota Bridge Still In Use And Freaking Amazing

Minnesota known as the land of 10,000 lakes has one of the most unique old bridges still in use today. The Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth Minnesota is what they call a span-drive configuration movable lift bridge.

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