Originally settled by Swedish farmers and immigrants in 1869, Lindsborg is a truly unique community in Kansas. It's known fondly as Little Sweden USA, thanks to the Swedish and Scandinavian heritage of so many residents. There's so much to see and do close to Lindsborg homes for sale, with many attractions that showcase the community's unique heritage. Our real estate agents are here to help you plan your next visit to Little Sweden USA, with our guide to six local attractions you won't want to miss.
- Heritage Square & Old Mill Museum – 120 E. Mill St., Lindsborg, KS 67456
Some of Lindsborg's most interesting historic buildings are located in Heritage Square, including the West Kentuck one-room school, a historic rail depot, a workshop belonging to early residents, and the community's first courthouse. This is also where you'll find the Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum, where you can discover more fascinating stories about local history and even research your own Swedish genealogy.
- Red Barn Studio – 212 S. Main St., Lindsborg, KS 67456
Once the working studio of prolific local artist Lester Raymer who called Lindsborg home for many years, the Red Barn Studio is now an art gallery and museum where you can experience the diverse works created by Raymer. The gallery houses paintings, prints, metalwork, ceramics, woodcarvings, furniture, and jewelry. The working studio also served as a home, which has been preserved as a museum.
- Courtyard Gallery & 350 Degrees Bakery – 125 N. Main St., Lindsborg, KS 67456
Perhaps you prefer your art with a side of delicious, traditional Swedish baked goods? Then the Courtyard Gallery & 350 Degrees Bakery is the perfect place for you. The gallery features a constantly rotating selection of art, handmade by local artists and artisans. The bakery features tons of traditional Swedish treats, all served in an elegant courtyard setting with a skylight ceiling.
- Viking Valley Playground – 400 N. Main St., Lindsborg, KS 67456
A testament to the community spirit of Lindsborg, Viking Valley Playground was constructed by more than 1,500 volunteers, using mostly donated tools and supplies. The designers took input from local children on what they'd like the playground to include and incorporated many of their ideas. The result is a unique playground located in Swensson Park, featuring a rocket ship, climbing wall, castle, and treehouse, making it perfect for some family time in Lindsborg.
- Höglund Dugout – 12th Ave. S., Lindsborg, KS 67456
Among the earliest settlers of Lindsborg were Gustaf and Maria Höglund, who constructed a dugout-style home here in 1868. Much of the Höglund Dugout still stands today and can be visited on 12th Avenue about 2 miles south of Coronado Heights. The original home measured just 6 by 12 feet and was covered with the top of the wagon that the family used to make the journey to Lindsborg.
- Hemslöjd Dala Horse Workshop – 201 N. Main St., Lindsborg, KS 67456
A day in Lindsborg wouldn't be complete without a traditional Swedish souvenir! The Hemslöjd Dala Horse Workshop is home to artisans who craft traditional Swedish home goods, including the famous Dala Horses. Stop by to chat with the workers, watch how the unique crafts are made, and take something home for yourself.
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