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While Dayton’s new RiverScape River Run, a kayak play area on the Great Miami River, just opened, another city, Grand Rapids, Mich., was selected the best river town by the magazine.
Seattle was named the best big city for adventure. Sante Fe, New Mexico was picked for its “combination of mountains and margaritas.”
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The panel also took into account a city’s dining scene and how welcoming it is to people of all backgrounds, including kids.
Readers of the magazine had selected the best adventure towns for the previous five years, said Associate Editor Jonah Ogles. This year’s list was assembled by a council of advisers. Each expert suggested 20 of their favorite towns and ones that received at least two nominations became finalists.
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