Get a taste of Sweden in Lindsborg Kansas
The Dala Horse has been associated with Swedish heritage for centuries. These delightful wooden horses came to be when craftsmen began carving the horses from furniture scraps during winter months making toys for their children. Over the years the brightly colored Dala has become a symbol of Lindsborg honoring the rich Swedish heritage of the area. You will find Dala Horses painted in a variety of colors and themes decorating the streets of Lindsborg.
Downtown Lindsborg is a perfect place to drop your group and let them spend some time shopping and exploring on their own. Begin at Hemslojg on the north end of the downtown area, they have bus parking and public restrooms. At Hemslojg you can see craftsmen at work carving and painting Dala horses carrying on the tradition of their ancestors. Hemslojg also carries a large variety of Scandinavian items that include the Dala’s, Scandinavian jewelry, Swedish cookies, and more.
Spend time exploring Main Street to discover art galleries, gift shops, and restaurants. If time allows visit the Old Mill Museum & Heritage Park for more on the heritage of McPherson County.
Every other year on odd number years the first weekend in October the town of Lindsborg is filled with festivities during “Svensk Hyllningsfest.” During the festival visitors will find arts and crafts, folk dancers, parade, and entertainment.
For more information contact the Lindsborg Convention Visitors Bureau at (888) 227-2227.
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