HOW SMALL TOWNS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE CLASSIFIED
The towns listed on our website fall into five categories.
These are towns that we have visited and recommend to our viewers. A star
A ‘Novelty Visit’ town is a category between Approved and Disqualified. It is not an Approved town, because it usually lacks features or conveniences such as motels and eateries to adequately satisfy visitor needs for an overnight stay. Nor is it a Disqualified town, because it does offer some limited entertainment value for passers-by. Usually, a Novelty Visit site is an opportunity to stretch your legs and take a short stroll to see some interesting or unusual buildings or scenery. Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts is another type of a Novelty Visit classification, since it is not a real town. While we highly recommend it as a place to visit, it is a living museum of a 1700s town, not an officially-designated Massachusetts municipality. And lastly, there are popular tourist spots such as Old Town Albuquerque NM or Savannah GA that, due to their high population, do not qualify as small towns.
These are small towns that we have visited, but do not meet our standards.
Do not stop in these towns unless you experience 3 or more simultaneous flat tires. The Chamber of Commerce sign painters have apparently misspelled ‘Hysterical’ as ‘Historical’.
A small town is put on the candidate list when it has been researched and/or recommended to us by others, but we have not yet had the opportunity to visit.