How’s that for a welcoming party to Lindsborg! We hit the right August weekend if you ask me and they know how to celebrate the last days of summer in style. And drenched. There’s plenty to experience here and meeting the locals is always at the top of our to-do list on any gallivant. What better way to meet them while traveling with your family then participating in an annual water fight! And that’s not all on this sun-soaked day….
There’s a lot of water parks, beautiful beaches, aquatic centers, massive lakes, and historic river bends to enjoy all over this country. Sometimes a family just needs a few water pistols and the help from the Lindsborg Fire Department to cool off. I honestly can say that this was the most memorable welcoming we’ve ever had!
A Swedish Touch Everywhere
The inventory of Scandinavian gifts that can be matched with just about anyone you can think of are fully stocked at Hemslojd. Dad needs a new stocking cap with Swedish flare? They got it! Dozens of Christmas caricatures to go with the dozens of Christmas caricatures you already have? You betcha! Your kid wants a pony? Take home a beautiful Dala horse. They call Lindsborg Little Sweden and they’re not kidding around with that. You need a bike ride now….
Lindsborg is a little Kansas town that keeps you active. Think about renting a quadricycle before leaving the Hemslojd and give yourself a shaded tour of this Main Street city in style and comfort.
Main Street Eats!
*Some of our meals were complimentary/compensated. The views expressed are always of our own. Let’s keep gallivanting Little Sweden!
Ol Stuga was just what I wanted in a hometown bar here in Lindsborg. Plenty of regulars ordering cold ones from the bar, a lot of laughter, and plenty of delicious food getting served. You may not be into what I ordered, but if you’re looking to take a huge bite of Scandinavia then you may want to order the Swedish Delicacy Tray. Bond-Ost cheese, which is close to a sharp cheddar, pickled herring, and very crisp knackebrod crackers. This takes me back to the old country. That is if I was from the old country. We’re not done with that theme.
I’ll take a scone, cinnamon roll, that handcrafted vase, lingonberry bar and that oil painting. I’m sure that not everyone would shop and eat at the Courtyard Bakery & Gallery like that, but you get the picture. (That was an awesome pun) Beautiful pieces of artwork greet you with the sudden aroma of fresh baked goods. My favorite part was the honor system of serving yourself and paying when it came to the bakery. I’ve purchased firewood and sweet corn with this method and now I can add mid-morning sweets on to that list, thanks to Lindsborg.
Blacksmith Coffee Shop & Roastery is a beacon for all of us coffee lovers here in Lindsborg. Small town America has seen many gourmet coffee shops open over the years and the visitors are so very grateful for it. I love to taste new flavors, but I am always in need of my iced coffee in the morning. And afternoon. Sometimes sneaking out to get “groceries”, “check the mail”, and so on. They do a great lunch and we highly recommend that yummy looking chicken salad from above.
This Town Can Dance!
The Lindsborg faithful were out in full force to eat some great food, dance the evening away, check off their need for cotton candy, and support Smoky Valley High’s prom festivities. The Annual Street Dance is just what the essence of our travel blog is all about. Meeting the locals that make up the heartbeat of every city and party with them whenever we can. Which is why we hope you do the same. If you think getting sprayed by a large fire hose and live music is fun then you’ll be interested in another event here in Lindsborg. Click on Svensk Hyllningsfest and you can REALLY see this town energized on October 18th-19th, 2019! Your autumn road trip could use a little Swedish spice to it.
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