Carson City Named Best State Capital
Juneau, Little Rock, Boise and Sacramento also winners
The 50 destinations that serve as state capitals in the USA represent an incredibly diverse assortment of cities – everything from huge metropolises to tiny towns. We asked USA TODAY 10Best readers to vote for their favorite from a list of 20 nominees, and the winners might surprise you!
Winning by a sizable margin was Carson City, Nevada, a small town of about 50,000 with some excellent historical attractions and a location convenient for exploring nearby Lake Tahoe and Reno.
Runner-up Juneau proves that bigger isn't always better; the Alaskan capital city doesn't even have a road leading in or out, but it does have a glacier within its city limits (and not many cities can claim that!).
Little Rock, Boise and Sacramento also finished in the top five ahead of some pretty heavy hitters – certainly an honor to be proud of.
The winners of 'Best State Capital' category in our USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice contest are as follows:
- Carson City, Nevada
- Juneau, Alaska
- Little Rock, Arkansas
- Boise, Idaho
- Sacramento, California
- Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Springfield, Illinois
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Helena, Montana
A big congratulations to all the winners (and keep this list handy for planning your next vacation).
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