Not all American towns (and especially the small ones), preserve a strict American culture. Many of them have cherished their origins, and Decorah in Iowa is a perfect example of that. The town is rooted in a Norwegian way of life. Every July, the town is dedicated to celebrating the Norwegian culture, and it has become the highlight of the year.
Amongst many other interesting points that Decorah has to offer, it has the country’s biggest immigration group museum, the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. The town is home to many breathtaking and nurtured nature resorts, Dunning’s Springs Park being one of them.
If you happen to be in Kansas City, or in St. Louis and you have a couple of hours to spare, don't hesitate, to take your car and drive down to Rocheport. It is located along the Katy Trail and the meaning of its title is French for "Rocky Port."
The small town is best known for being a well-known trading point for the native Americans who used to live in this area. These days, there are many B&Bs as the town usually gets packed over weekends with local tourists, visiting to admire the simplicity of the surroundings and the picturesque views.
Ohio: Yellow Springs
There are not too many towns that manage to preserve their colorful beauty during the cold and gloomy winter months. Yellow Springs in Ohio, is without no doubt one of those places. Yellow Springs is where you can find the 78-mile-long Little Miami Scenic Trail that leads all the way to John Bryan State Park, one of the town's most recognized sites.
The name of this small but magical town is driven by the color of the water the first settlers found. This was back in 1825 when high concentrations of iron, turned the spring waters into a shade of yellow.
Delaware: Rehoboth Beach
Traveling to Rehoboth Beach in Delaware during the summer can be overwhelming as the small town turns into a major tourist attraction. It is known as "The Nation's Summer Capital." The small town flourishes with loads of restaurants, shops, and attractions and its beach has been rated as one of the best beaches on the entire West Coast of the country.
Rehoboth came to life more than 150 years ago in 1873, and in 1879 it already had its first hotel. The town is also home to Dogfish Brewery, which had a significant influence and impact on defining the American IPA-style beer.
South Carolina: Pawleys Island
There is a place in South Carolina, located about 70 miles from Charleston, that is called Pawleys Island. It has just a little over 100 residents, however, its history goes back more than any other place around and can be documented as far as 1700.
It is considered one of the oldest resorts in America and it brings its magnificent stories about the first rice planters who discovered the place and turned it into their home. It had remarkable golden sand dunes and many family attractions, making it a favorite spot amongst the locals. It insists on its laidback lifestyle and safe environment all year round.