Mar 22, 2013

Baraboo named 4th best small town to visit in U.S. by Smithsonian Magazine

Excerpted from Wisconsin State Journal
By Bill Novak

Would you like to travel to one of the best small towns in America this summer? It won’t take long to get there.

Baraboo has been selected as one of the 20 best small towns to visit in 2013 by Smithsonian Magazine.

“It’s a great honor for Baraboo to be included,” said Mayor Mike Palm in a news release.

Baraboo ranks fourth on the list, trumped only by Gettysburg, Pa. at one; Cleveland, Miss. at two; and St. Augustine, Fla. at three.

The glowing review of Baraboo in the magazine highlights the circus, of course, since the Ringling Brothers grew up there and the community has embraced the world of the circus ever since, thanks to Circus World Museum.

The article also raves about the old-style town square, the Baraboo Hills, the International Crane Foundation and environmental pioneer Aldo Leopold.

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