The 10 Funniest Small Town Names in America

by , SmarterTravel Staff - April 11, 2010 See all photo galleries
Intercourse, Pennsylvania

Travel the highways and byways of the U.S. and you just might stumble across Intercourse, Hell, or Cool. Our top picks for towns and cities with wacky names offer more than just a laugh, though: You can also find Gold Rush history, serious fishing, healing waters, a mean ice cream sundae, and ways to save on a trip.

Intercourse, Pennsylvania

Some say Intercourse got its name from an old race course, others attribute it to an intersection of major roads, and some look back to a time when the word had strong connotations of fellowship and friendship. Regardless, it doesn't get much more wholesome than the village of Intercourse.

In the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, visitors come to Intercourse to experience a bit of Amish and Mennonite culture and enjoy the rural scenery. Lodging options for all budgets and plenty of hearty food at reasonable prices free up vacation dollars for regional treats such as locally crafted quilts and Amish buggy rides.

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