Kansas October 09, 2018
This Charming Little Farm Town In Kansas Is The Perfect Place To Get Away From It All
Everyone needs a break at some point. In Kansas, you’ve got plenty of choices between nature preserves, small towns, and other attractions where you can enjoy time away from home. If your idea of a break involves a road trip, then we think this farm town in Kansas is the perfect place to be. It’s got everything you’ll need for a day or two away from home. All it needs is you!
Welcome to Norton, Kansas, a small town of almost 3,000 residents that's been around since 1872. It's a quiet town that never feels empty, and has all the friendliness you'd expect from the heart of the Heartland.
If you're looking to stay longer than a day, I recommend the Prairie Inn just off the beaten path for a great stay that's equally quiet and refreshing. You'll be hard pressed to find somewhere more relaxing!
Norton itself is a great little farm town that was named after Capt. Orloff Norton, same as the county. It's where one of the first recorded tornado photos was captured in 1909 by Will Keller, and it's a town that loves celebrating its history.
One way to really get to know the place is to visit their historical museum and see firsthand how the town grew into what it is today.
For breakfast, I recommend the Town & Country Kitchen. Sometimes you get to know a town best once you've eaten breakfast there.
But for dinner, I rather like Pfonz' Grill, where you can get a juicy prime rib just how you like it.
For those of us who de-stress with a little shopping, you'll find the Thread Junkies Boutique is perfect for any Kansan who likes cardigans and unique pieces to add to their wardrobe.
For the outdoorsy type, you'll find that Keith Sebelius lake is a great place for fishing or just watching the water.
It's right inside Prairie Dog State Park, a great place to hike and visit an old adobe home that still stands today.
Whether you're here for nature, history, or just a quiet day away, you're bound to love the charm of Norton, Kansas.
You’ll find Norton near the Nebraska-Kansas border, straight north of Dodge City.
If you want to feel right at home without spending all day somewhere new, check out
this list of old fashioned drive-ins that are sure to help you feel that way.