LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel is gaining some national recognition for its beauty, history and appeal. Smithsonian Magazine named Laurel one of its "20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2018" on Tuesday.
The city has become a destination for tourists from all over the U.S. after being the focus of HGTV's "Home Town."
The list features towns across the country with populations under 20,000 that have historic elements, distinct cultural offerings, natural beauty and other attractions.
You can view the full list by visiting smithsonianmag.com.