A famous small town in Iowa is in the spotlight for national recognition.

USA Today has a poll going where you can vote for the Best Midwestern Small Town for 2023. We all love the charm and friendly faces that come along with being from or in a small town. You can't go anywhere without seeing someone you know. The towns look like a Hallmark movie around the holidays. Cute and classic and a reason to love the Midwest.


Best Midwestern Small Town Nominees

There's no shortage of cute towns in this year's lineup. Besides the Iowa town, it includes:

  • Athens, Ohio
  • Fulton, Missouri
  • Bayfield, Wisconsin
  • Beverly, Ohio
  • Grand Marais, Minnesota
  • Kohler, Wisconsin
  • Logan, Ohio
  • Mackinac Island, Michigan
  • Marquette, Michigan
  • Mineral Point, Wisconsin
  • Northfield, Minnesota
  • Sandusky, Ohio
  • Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
  • Traverse City, Michigan
  • Stillwater, Minnesota
  • Yellow Springs, Ohio
  • Vevay, Indiana

Iowa & Illinois's Representation

Besides Iowa's famous name on the list, there's also Savanna, Illinois, which is also nominated for "Best Small Town For Adventure".

Dyersville, Iowa Is The Frontrunner


Currently, Dyersville is at the top of the voting leaderboard. The description of Dyersville from USA Today says:

Long before “Field of Dreams” put Dyersville on the map in 1989, it was a homey small farm town with plenty of things to see and do. From the National Farm Toy Museum and racetracks to numerous parks and antique shops, there's something for everyone here. And, of course, the field and farmhouse that served as the backdrop for the famous film remain and are open for tours – and a little dreaming of seeing the ghosts of baseball’s past.


Deadline To Vote

Trailing behind Dyersville is Bayfield, Wisconsin, currently in second place. Voting for Best Midwestern Small Town ends on February 20th at noon. 

You can vote for Dyersville or Savanna at this link.

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