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Don’t let their tiny populations fool you. The little hamlets of Copper Harbor, Northport, Saugatuck, Drummond Island and Lexington are big on fun.
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These gems may be located in small towns, but they're cooking up some big flavors.
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Explore shops, restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts, beaches, festivals and more on a day trip or weekend getaway to Midwest small towns recommended by our Facebook fans and readers.
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Samuel Clemens’ (aka Mark Twain) stories of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn began in this Mississippi River town, upriver from St. Louis by 115 miles.
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Along the wild and scenic St. Croix River and 28 miles northeast of the Twin Cities, Stillwater combines a historic downtown with contemporary dining, shopping and lodging.
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Explore the Great River Road Scenic Byway towns of Quincy and Nauvoo, Illinois.
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Savor a little European flavor in the Lake Michigan shore town of Holland, Michigan—no passport required.
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Sun, sand and ... race cars? Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, offers heart-pumping action in a pretty resort area.
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In the state’s northeast corner, Decorah (population: 8,200) has deep Norwegian roots and some really good restaurants.
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Midwest Living editors have been visiting the region's small towns for more than 25 years. Here are our top 100 places to escape for a little shopping, sightseeing and relaxing.

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