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Bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to these 10 small towns, each with a population of fewer than 30,000 people (as of the last census). What each lacks in size it makes up for with a big cultural punch – museums, art galleries, performing arts and busy event calendars.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Small Town Cultural Scene are as follows:
- Chautauqua - New York
- Haddonfield - New Jersey
- El Dorado - Arkansas
- Sheridan - Wyoming
- Saratoga Springs - New York
- Staunton - Virginia
- Perham - Minnesota
- Point Pleasant - West Virginia
- Nashville - Indiana
- Occidental - California
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
Congratulations to all these winning small towns!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo