Through our map you can travel to over 1500 small towns located in the Midwest and learn what's unique about each!
Select a state, then a region, and you'll find each area's town & county pages. Each contain a map showing their location, their history, a photo library and contact information. You also will find stories or videos about organizations, businesses, veterans, points of interest, festivals/events and their faith community.
DST's Featured Points of Interest
As you travel through the small towns you will find many interesting things to see and do! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit!
DST's Featured Festivals and Events
The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend!
DST'S Featured Business Stories
Destination Small Town (DST) has long supported and promoted businesses located in the small towns of the Midwest by doing video stories about them. To draw attention to these stories the decision was made to have the introductions done by fictional reporters and celebrities. These intros enable us to add a bit of humor while still sharing with viewers what they want to know about each businesses!
DST's Featured Veterans
Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible.
Below you will find photos and or stories about the men and women who have served our country from the small towns of the Midwest!
DST's Road Warrior on the Radio!Every Tuesday on the radio show "Al in the Afternoon" KTOE 1420 Mankato MN our Road Warrior shares the interesting, the peculiar and funky points of interest he has visited in the small towns of the Midwest. Below you will find (to date) 44 World's Largest Attactions and over 100 (one of a kind) roadside points of interest, to hear DST's Road Warrior online visit ktoe.com When you want to mail a letter why not in the World's Largest Mailbox in Casey IL (population 2264)
In October 2015, Jim and his team unveiled the world’s Largest mailbox measuring a whopping 162.63 m³ (5,743.41 ft³). A giant version of a standard US mailbox, it has an internal volume of 5,743.41 cubic feet (162.63 m³) and a built-in stairway inside the post stand so that visitors can climb up to the box. Located in Casey’s downtown business district, it’s designed to accept mail (which, when deposited, raises a red flag), and Jim intends to use the interior space to set up a museum of mail history.
3/17/2020All art should be on a easel, why not on the “World's Largest Easel” in Goodland Kansas (population 4,400)
3/17/2020I'd love a cup at the World's Largest Swedish Coffee Pot & Cup in Stanton, Iowa (population 682)
3/17/2020You had better duck when you see the World's Largest Black Duck Statue in Blackduck, Minnesota
DST's Television Shows & Segments
Summer of 2007 Our Story Productions began airing "Our Story - Minnesota at it's Best" With a goal to share the lifestyle lead in the small towns of Southern Minnesota they developed a variety of segments that included history, music, health, faith, interior design, and yes even commentary. Much to their surprise towns & businesses from throughout the Midwest begin to contact them to see if they would do stories about their towns! With this expansion "Our Story - Minnesota at it's Best" became "Destination Small Town" The decision was made in order to draw more attention to their show and to increase their web presence they needed to add some humor. The first segment added was the soap opera spoof "As the Corn GROWS" The popularity of the soap lead to a number of talk shows spin offs, all supposedly produced by the television station (KLUK TV) located in the fictional Sweet Swine County. While viewers were entertained by the zany antics of the talk shows and soap opera As the Corn Grows, KLUK TV reporters and Sweet Swine County citizens would report in with stories about real businesses and points of interest they had visited in other community. Today with over 60 volunteers and a staff of four, OSP continues to air the TV show“Destination Small Town” in over 1,000,000 households on cable TV throughout the Midwest, as well as on their website, YouTube, Facebook and Pinterest pages.