Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rolla listed among Top Outdoor Towns in U.S. in Outdoor Life

Rolla listed among Top Outdoor Towns in U.S. in Outdoor Life

After months of extensive research Outdoor Life magazine has included Rolla, Missouri in a list among the top 200 towns for hunting and fishing in America.

Rolla, which is located in the 1.3 million-acre Mark Twain National Forest, in the Meramec Valley region of the Ozarks, was ranked number #74 and included among such notable cities as Durango, Colorado; Grand Junction, Colorado; Grants Pass, Oregon; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Fairbanks, Alaska; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Helena, Montana.

Mountain Home, Arkansas topped the list at number one, followed by Lewiston, Idaho (#2) and Sheridan, Wyoming in the number 3 slot. Other Missouri cities that made the list include: Boonville (#22), Kirksville, (#53) and Springfield (#129).

The Outdoor Life Website at says that the Top 200 list is about moving to “places where life seems simpler, the people friendlier and where the economy is nourished by postcard-perfect vistas.”

The Website article goes on to state that “Outdoor Life has evaluated towns across America to find the places that offer world-class hunting and fishing, easy access to public land and water and vibrant economies that remain affordable and hospitable.”

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