There's no place in Missouri quite like it. Despite the fact that only 239 people officially call it home (according to last census), it's small size didn't stop it from being named the 6th best small town in America.

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There's a relatively new ranking of the top 100 small towns in America by Far and Wide. It's one of the most prominent travel sites on the internet, so worth paying attention to when they call out a small Missouri town and crown it in their top 10 tiny places. The criteria is that the small towns in their list have a population of 10,000 or less.

If you scroll way down to the bottom (it takes awhile, trust me), you'll find Rocheport, Missouri at #6 among their best small towns in America. Nice.

There's so much to love about Rocheport, it's hard to know where to start. The Katy Trail goes through there. They have vineyards and they are perched next to the beautiful Missouri River. Here's some of the praise that Far and Wide shared about this small Missouri place:

Here, you’ll find some of the best natural landscapes that the state has to offer. Visitors also enjoy touring the town’s winery, shopping for hand-made goods and walking through historic homes.

Unlike most internet "best of" lists, they're not wrong. Rocheport is the real deal. It's slow pace of life is a drastic change from just about any other city in Missouri. That's a good thing, by the way, unless you love your night life and traffic.

If you look at the Far and Wide list, you'll see some really beautiful small American places. It really is something that Rocheport, Missouri is near the top of their list.

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