Notable Cities

Over the years, cities and towns have earned nicknames, but none are as unique as a “Capital of the World” distinction. The following cities are known for a specific food, industry, object, or animal.

  • Albertville, Alaska is known as the Fire Hydrant Capital of the World.
  • Fort Payne, Alaska is known as the Sock Capital of the World.
  • Anchorage, Alaska is known as the Hanging Basket Capital of the World.
  • Alma, Arkansas is known as the Spinach Capital of the World.
  • Gilroy, California is known as the Garlic Capital of the World.
  • Tulelake, California is known as the Horseradish Capital of the World.
  • Ouray, Colorado is known as the Jeep Capital of the World.
  • Groton, Connecticut is known as the Submarine Capital of the World.
  • Wilmington, Delaware is known as the Corporate Capital of the World.
  • Tarpon Springs, Florida is known as the Sponge Capital of the World.
  • Claxton, Georgia is known as the Fruitcake Capital of the World.
  • DeKalb, Illinois is known as the Barbed Wire Capital of the World.
  • Peru, Indiana is known as the Circus Capital of the World.
  • Dyersville, Iowa, is known as the Farm Toy Capital of the World.
  • Le Mars, Iowa is known as the Ice Cream Capital of the World.
  • Windom, Kansas is known as the Covered Dish Capital of the World.
  • Rayne, Louisiana is known as the Frog Capital of the World.
  • Berrien Springs, Michigan is known as the Christmas Pickle Capital of the World.
  • Eau Claire, Michigan is known as the Cherry Pit Spitting Capital of the World.
  • Mountain Iron, Minnesota is known as the Taconite Capital of the World.
  • Washington, Missouri is known as the Corn Cob Pipe Capital of the World.
  • Vineland, New Jersey is known as the Dandelion Capital of the World.
  • Corinth, New York is known as the Snowshoe Capital of the World.
  • High Point, North Carolina is known as the Home Furnishings Capital of the World.
  • Akron, Ohio is known as the Rubber Capital of the World.
  • Beaver, Oklahoma is known as the Cow Chip Throwing Capital of the World.
  • Gleason, Tennesee is known as the Ball Clay Capital of the World.
  • Austin, Texas is known as the Live Music Capital of the World.
  • Weatherford, Texas is known as the Cutting Horse Capital of the World.
  • Kelso, Washington is known as the Smelt Capital of the World.
  • Boulder Junction, Wisconsin is known as the Musky Capital of the World.
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin is known as the Toilet Paper Capital of the World.
  • Douglas, Wyoming is known as the Jackalope Capital of the World.