In 1869, settlers from the Swedish province of Dalarna founded Lindsborg; with a current population of 3,286, it’s a small town big on small-town American charm.
While Lindsborg celebrates its Swedish heritage through festivals, food, and folk art, its middle America also sparkles.
From traditional Swedish folk art to contemporary National Geographic photography, those seeking to indulge their inner artistic interests will enjoy Lindsborg.
You’ll find artisans creating Dala Horses at the Hemslöjd. Like in Sweden, artisans handcraft the Dala Horse, the tourists’ symbol of Sweden.
Contemporary artists decorate the Swedish version of wild Dala horses cast from a large fiberglass form. You’ll discover them throughout Lindsborg.
The Red Barn Studio Museum was once home and the studio of folk artist Lester Raymer. Today, it’s a museum that pays tribute to his work.
Small World Gallery features the images of National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson. The shop also offers original jewelry designs by IBISwoman.
Välkommen Trail is a four-and-a-half-mile paved trail that rambles through Lindsborg and presents signs telling brief stories of people and places.