Lanesboro has been named a top 10 small town to visit in the United States in 2014 by the Smithsonian Institute.
The Smithsonian's third annual list of 20 of the Best Small Towns was published on the Smithsonian Institution's website. It used geographical information to find towns with fewer than 15,000 residents.
The town earned its spot at 10th on the list partially because of the Commonweal Theatre, among other art exhibits and festivals. The town's bikeway, the Root River Trail System, and limestone bluffs also has made the town, population 750, more popular among outdoor enthusiasts.
Forbes also named Lanesboro as one of America's Prettiest Towns in 2010.
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