11 Tiny Towns That Are Known For Something Incredible
The smallest towns do the biggest things. Whatever, USA is known for throwing the best party in history, so definitely audition to join us when we create a town this year. Just make sure you're #UpForWhatever.
2. Hunter, New York
If you find yourself in this little town, you might want to bring a helmet because it's the home of the longest, fastest, and tallest zip line in North America.
3. Terlingua, Texas
With only a population of one football team, this town is home to the first chili cook-off in human history and has hosted two annual cook-offs every year since. Welcome to the chili cook-off capital of the world!
4. Sturgis, South Dakota
If you fancy yourself a bike enthusiast, you may want to pop over to the tiny town of Sturgis. This area boasts the most motorcycle owners per capita and even holds an annual festival to celebrate it.
5. New Providence, New Jersey
The next time you're at a party and you catch yourself admiring the beautiful glow-in-the-dark accessories everyone is wearing, make sure to tip your hat in the general direction of New Providence, New Jersey: birthplace of the glow stick.
6. Hazelwood, Missouri
If you have a big thirst for fun, you should take a trip up to Hazelwood, Missouri, home of the world's first monster truck.
7. Lowell, Idaho
Thrill-seekers may be aware of this nearly uninhabited town. The Lochsa River, located in Lowell, Idaho, features some of the country's most advanced white-water rafting courses. Buckle up, everyone.
8. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
You might travel down to Kitty Hawk for the warm beaches, good food, and endless sunlight, but did you know that this little town is the birthplace of human flight? That's Wright!... Sorry.
9. Faribault, Minnesota
Next time you find yourself at a water park, cooling off from the summer heat, make sure you offer a silent thank-you to the town of Faribault, Minnesota, home to the inventor of the water slide!
10. Blairstown, Iowa
Speaking of summer fun, you could always take a trip over to the tiny town of Blairstown, Iowa, and experience the birthplace of the man who invented the trampoline.
11. Clear Creek, Colorado
Without question, this is the place that you'll want to spend the most time visiting. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this small area has the longest life expectancy in America with an average age of 81.3 years.
All population data via census.gov unless otherwise noted.