Kansas Attractions, Small Towns October 22, 2016
The Charming Town In Kansas That Will Take You Back In Time
In terms of technology and advancement, Kansas is at the top of its game. While it is fun and exciting to see big companies in Wichita and the KCK area pioneering the future, we can’t help but sometimes long for a simpler time and a slower pace. Luckily for us, Kansas is home to this Reno County community that may lack in technological advancements, but not in charm, great food, or friendly folks:
Founded in the late 1800s as a central point for the surrounding Amish communities, the town of Yoder is located just southeast of Hutchinson and is home to only a few hundred residents.
While Yoder has welcomed several new businesses and community members over the years, the size of the town has remained the same and eagerly welcomes guests from near and far to "take a step back in time and enjoy the Amish settlement."
The official community
goes on to say that "the town is a quaint mixture of the past and present, as horse buggies are intermingled with cars and trucks."
Since the town caters to both locals and tourists alike, Yoder is a home a number of quality businesses like
Carriage Crossing Restaurant & Bakery...
If you think this homemade coffee cake looks good, wait until you try it (and all of the other amazing fare)!
Yoder Furniture Company...
Since 1988, Yoder Furniture Co. has been offering "a collection of quality
handcrafted furniture skillfully crafted by
Amish and Mennonite craftsmen."
...and even the award-winning
These fresh and fabulous meats and cheeses aren't only available in Yoder; the popular company has expanded to the Wichita area!
If you are looking to treat your family to some good, old-fashioned fun, make plans to attend Yoder Heritage Day, which takes place on the 4th Saturday in August and features horseback drag racing, kids peddle pull, and other unique events.
The next Yoder Heritage Day is scheduled for August 26, 2017.
Today the community is considered to be the largest Amish settlement in the state and residents are considered to be the most technologically advanced in terms of farm equipment and businesses.
To learn more about Yoder and its many businesses and events, visit their official
To learn even more about Kansas Amish communities, click on
These 5 Must-Visit Places In Kansas Amish Country Will Give You A New Appreciation.
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