Mancation, Mancursion, Mantripping, Manventure
What is on your Mancation radar this year? From tees to exploring an ancient salt water sea, schedule your Manventure in Lindsborg where you can do your Mancursion with your best friends. We are the "destination for all seasons" for your traveling band of brothers.
Roll into town and relax visiting the art galleries first:
Small World Gallery, exhibits the work of Jim Richardson, National Geographic photographer and owner. Also, jewelry designs by Kathy Richardson.
Courtyard Gallery, features many artists of the Midwest representing all mediums.
Brick Street Gallery, hosts the photographic works of Jim Turner and other photographers.
Visit with an Artist-in-Residence and ask about available workshops at the Red Barn Studio, finalist in the 8 Wonders of Kansas! Art category.
Hemslöjd’s Dala Horse Factory, winner in 8 Wonders of Kansas! Commerce category.
Pick up “Art in Public Places Self-Guided Tour” brochure and search out all the various mediums Lindsborg artists work in.
For an artisan coffee tasting/tour at the Blacksmith Coffee Roastery, call (620) 712-4118/(800) 576-5280. Both by appointment only.
Now it is time for dinner at Öl Stuga (translated Ale House). Belly up to the bar and order the famous award-winning Brent Nelson Sandwich. Polish sausage, BBQ sauce with two (count ‘em) types of cheese: smoky sharp and hot pepper cheese served warm on a submarine. Put some tunes on the jukebox and join the locals for poker, rounds of cribbage and pool.
Check into one of four lodging establishments located in Lindsborg:
• The Swedish Country Inn offers outstanding Swedish breakfast buffet and nineteen rooms of amenable accommodations. Complementary high-speed wireless internet available.
• The Seasons of the Fox is a B&B that offers four rooms, each decorated in a different season. History and luxury are combined in this extensive restoration of a three-story mansion overlooking the leafy west edge of the Bethany College Campus. Nonsmoking, meeting room, banquet room, Jacuzzi, parlor / library.
• The Viking Motel has 24 rooms (some are pet friendly), continental breakfast and Wi-Fi. Located next to two restaurants.
• The Coronado Motel consists of 28 rooms (some are pet-friendly), outdoor pool, continental breakfast,Wi-Fi.
Off to the Lindsborg golf course where we invite you to enjoy one of the hidden treasures of the Smoky Valley. The Lindsborg Golf Course (LGC) is a manicured 64 acre, 9 hole municipal course located southeast of Lindsborg at 1541 Svensk Road. Book tee times at (785) 227-2244.
Grab a to-go lunch from Scott’s Hometown Foods Deli and head out to Coronado Heights. Bring your boots, bring your bike. Don’t forget your camera. Coronado Heights trails are open to the public year round for hiking and biking.
Coronado Heights is a prominent, isolated hill 300 feet above the Smoky Hill River valleyThe eroded face of Coronado Heights reveals a panorama of geological history, covering 230 million years of time. At its base are gray and red shales that made up the floor of an ancient salt water sea. At the top is the Dakota Sandstone, a mixture of marine, fresh water and subtropical fossil material.
Drive a bit south to Smoky Valley Shooting Sports. With a combined 45 years of experience, the Smoky Valley Shooting Sports is here to take care of the serious target shooter, hunter and waterfowler.
Afterwards, real men get massage. Call the Swedish Country Inn (785) 227-2181 for an appointment.
Dine tonight at the Brick House Grill. Pizza, burgers, grilled chicken and pork. Housed in a former gas station with cold beer. Perfect.
Rise and shine for a jog on the Välkommen Trail. Coffee and breakfast at the Old Grind.
Off then to explore the Prairie Trail Byway:
Start with a tour of the bison/elk herd at Maxwell Game Preserve outside of Canton. Throw a line in for a largemouth bass or channel catfish.
Return to Lindsborg on the byway for lunch at Jaliscos.
Head west on the byway to Marquette and visit The Kansas Motorcycle Museum, home to over 100 vintage and rare motorcycles of all various makes and models.
Finish the byway exploration at Kanopolis for 25 miles of hiking or bait/fly fishing.
Make a definite “catch” with some espresso at the White Peacock before heading home.