National magazine Travel and Leisure released its 2023 list of the “20 Most Beautiful Small Towns in the United States,” and a Missouri city made the cut.
Hermann, Missouri, just three hours east of Kansas City, is one of the cities included. Travel and Leisure said the town with a population of 2,200 made the list for its scenic views and local wineries.
In the article, writer Carrie Dennis said that Hermann is located in rolling hills along the Missouri River, surrounded by wineries. According to Visit Hermann, the city’s wineries sell over 200,000 gallons of wine annually, accounting for one-third of the state’s total wine sales.
The city benefits from its location in the Missouri River Valley. The local wine attracts aficionados who travel to sample the flavors and stay because of the scenery.
A route from Kansas City to Hermann, Missouri. Travel and Leisure Magazine included Hermann in its list of “The 20 Most Beautiful Cities in the United States”
Hermann is also often referred to as the Rhineland of Missouri due to the area’s German heritage. The city was founded by German immigrants in the 19th century.
If you’re visiting for the wine, also visit the Deutschheim State Historic Site. It is a museum that showcases the German history of the city.
“When we talk about beautiful small towns in Missouri, there are many options to consider, and one that is always part of the conversation is Hermann,” Stephen Foutes, director of the Missouri Division of Tourism, told Travel and Leisure in the article.
The article features cities from coast to coast in the United States, all with populations of less than 20,000. The list includes cities such as Sedona, Arizona, Joseph, Oregon and Avalon, California.