America's coolest small towns 2012

Published On: Mar 01 2012 03:10:38 PM EST   Updated On: Mar 02 2012 02:40:38 AM EST

Some small towns simply have it all -- charm, great coffee, food with character and shop owners with purpose. These 10 spots have it all, in perfectly small doses, according to Budget Travel magazine.

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Ste. Genevieve, MO. Population: 4,360.
Missouri's oldest town, Ste. Genevieve has been a mainstay of middle America since before Missouri—or America, for that matter—even existed.


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