There's a new ranking of the best small towns in each state. The choice for Wyoming might surprise you. But, it's more than just our state. Jackson was chosen as one of the best small towns in America.

Far and Wide compiled this list back in January. It's called "Best Small Towns in Every U.S. State".  If you scroll way down the page (and I do mean WAY down the page), you'll see that Jackson is their choice for Wyoming. Here's part of why they chose Jackson as the best in Wyoming:

Just six miles from Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, Jackson is a nature- and adventure-lover's dream, too. Spot moose and elk simply driving to the convenience store.

It's not the fact that they chose Jackson as the best small town in Wyoming. That's one person's opinion. It's the "oh by the way" that they dropped in their listing that U.S. News and World Report declared Jackson the 2nd best small town in America. That's big stuff. They threw out some pretty big compliments to our Jackson neighbors:

Visitors return to this Wyoming valley year after year for its picturesque scenery and proximity to Grand Teton National Park, as well as Jackson's collection of local breweries, concert venues and access to outdoor activities like biking, paragliding and whitewater rafting.

I am gonna guess this is gonna be a controversial declaration among all the other small towns in Wyoming not named Jackson. Whenever we share anything about Jackson, there always seems to be push-back from people that don't feel the culture of Jackson really represents the regular folks of Wyoming anymore. I love the gorgeous scenery of that area and the people there have always been kind to me and my family. What do you think? Is Jackson really as good as it gets when it comes to small towns?

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