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Old 05-08-2016, 10:45 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Which US cities, outside of the obvious huge metro areas, have the most to offer in terms of concerts/festivals, museums, and other cultural attractions? In other words, which cities have the most cultural attractions per-capita, or punch above their weight culturally?

Last edited by magnoliashorty; 05-08-2016 at 11:02 AM.. Reason: Clarifying what cities count as "small/mid-size"
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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So you consider San Francisco, Phoenix, Seattle, and San Diego metros to be small?

In my terms of small, I think that Charleston,Savannah, New Olreans&Nashville (some might argue that even these two metros don't constitute as small) have a lot of culture, especially considering their size.
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Prescott Arizona
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Which US cities, outside of the obvious huge metro areas, have the most to offer in terms of concerts/festivals, museums, and other cultural attractions? In other words, which cities have the most cultural attractions per-capita, or punch above their weight culturally?
Some mid-sized cities with lots of culture and attractions that come to mind that I've been to.

Eugene OR, Santa Cruz CA, New Braunfels TX, Reno NV, Olympia WA,

I consider places over 500k to be large cities
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:01 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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So you consider San Francisco, Phoenix, Seattle, and San Diego metros to be small?

In my terms of small, I think that Charleston,Savannah, New Olreans&Nashville (some might argue that even these two metros don't constitute as small) have a lot of culture, especially considering their size.
You're right, those metro areas don't really count as "small"... I guess I'm really thinking of metro areas from at least 500,000 to no more than 2 million. Whether you'd call that small or mid-size is up to you.
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Youngstown/Warren, OH. Yes, Youngstown. Large park system, free art museums, strong local arts and music scene, and concerts. Cleveland, Akron, and Canton are a short drive away.

If you don't mind small towns and tiny cities, then the Southern Tier of NY.
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Old 05-08-2016, 01:13 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Santa Barbara, CA
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Old 05-08-2016, 01:51 PM
 
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I'd define a small-mid sized city as a place with no pro sports teams.

In New England, Newport, RI, Portland, ME and Burlington, VT. Charleston and Savannah were already named. Asheville. Santa Fe. Taos. Park City, UT. Aspen, CO. Sedona, AZ. Maybe Naples, FL. California has several that are far enough from San Diego, metro-LA, and San Francisco to qualify. Santa Barbara. Carmel. Napa.
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:48 PM
 
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Major college towns come to mind. Within the population range, there are many, but it may depend on what a person is looking for.
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Old 05-08-2016, 03:11 PM
 
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Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Old 05-08-2016, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Lafayette, Louisiana sure as heck is one. Capital of Cajun Country.
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