Lindsborg's annual Midsummer's Festival each June is a celebration of all things Swedish.
Lindsborg is a small Kansas town known as "Little Sweden" for its plethora of Swedish settlers in the late 19th century. According to its tourism director, Lindsborg has "a profound love of the arts and a dedication to quality education for all ages. It's rich in history, culture and heritage that values family, friends and neighbors. Lindsborg is a full-service community with a hospital, clinic, retirement home, K-college education, post office, grocery story and more than meets all of your needs." Also notable is its large outdoor community pool with a thrilling water slide.
Dala horses around town
Visitors to the community of 3,458 can delight in a treasure hunt of fun-painted Dala horses adopted by more than 20 businesses and organizations around town. Lindsborg also has the annual Midsummer's Festival, Lucia Festival, Svensk Hyliningsfest and more. The community, home to Bethany College, also has a museum that showcases the works of artist and later resident Birger Sandzen. More than 97 percent of residents are white, the majority of whom are of Nordic and German heritage. Lindsborg is a fun town to visit in America's heartland.
Hot summer continental
Lindsborg has about 30 inches of rain and 224 sunny days per year. The average July high is 92 degrees Fahrenheit, with the average January low of 16 degrees.
Town under 20,000 people
Fine art museum
Birger Sandzen Memorial Art Gallery
$$$ -- Prices seem reasonable
Working farms within 25 miles
Mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhoods