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Steamboat Springs is Colorado’s cultural gem, according to…

Published: March 24, 2014, 12:56 pm, by Dalton Walker
F. M. Light & Sons opened in Steamboat Springs, CO, in 1905 to serve ranchers. Today the clothier shows how to wear cowboy boots with mini-dresses. (Matthew Staver / The New York Times / Redux Pictures)

F. M. Light & Sons opened in Steamboat Springs, CO, in 1905 to serve ranchers. Today the clothier shows how to wear cowboy boots with mini-dresses. (Matthew Staver / The New York Times / Redux Pictures)

One day I’ll visit Steamboat Springs. The town is just one of many places I want to visit in our lovely state.

The city was recently featured in the 20 best small towns to visit in 2014, a list compiled by Smithsonian.com

Steamboat Springs is fourth on the list and the only Colorado town to be featured. Cool stuff.

Here’s the intro to the list:

“They are America’s Best Small Towns to visit, and for this, our third annual search-and-enjoy mission, we’ve singled out communities for particular strengths in history, music, visual arts, learning, food, theater and science.”

So what is it about Steamboat Springs that is so interesting? Where do you start? The town is glowing with culture and has a nice music scene, along with plenty of outdoor activities.

Click on the article and share your thoughts with us below. Are there any other towns in Colorado that could easily make the list?