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    'We fit your shopping to a T!' (Shop along Hwy 36 & State Street)

    Highway 36 Shopping

    Norton’s two business districts provide great opportunities for retail therapy. The businesses on U.S. Highway 36 include 2 ranch and farm supply stores, a discount store, three convenience stores, a florist/gift shop, and an appliance & hardware store. Just a few blocks north on Highway 283 is a large furniture store. For a list of Retail Stores CLICK HERE.

    Downtown Shopping

    At the stop light on U.S. Highway 36, turn south on U.S. Highway 283 to reach our historic downtown commercial district. This area was Norton’s original business district and many of the buildings from the turn of the century have been or are in the process of being restored. We encourage you to park and explore the area on foot. Many new and unique destination businesses have located here in the last few years. You’ll find a gourmet kitchen store that also serves lunch, Mexican and Chinese restaurants, a quilt shop, a pharmacy and gift shop, a clothing store, grocery and more.

    Keith Sebelius Reservoir/Prairie Dog State Park

    Norton County is fortunate to be the home of Keith Sebelius Reservoir and Prairie Dog State Park located just 4 miles west of Norton. This lake is the number one fishing lake in Kansas. The reservoir is a man-made lake with approximately 2,500 surface acres of water and is known for its large numbers of trophy wipers, a white bass/striped bass hybrid known for its ferocious fighting ability, walleye, Saugeye, crappie, channel cat, and many other varieties.

    Prairie Dog State Park has a wide variety of camping sites ranging from recreational vehicles to primitive, as well as several cabins. Reservations for all sites and cabins can be made at https://www.reserveamerica.com/explore/prairie-dog-state-park/KS/519130/overview  This site also has photos and availability dates.

    In addition to great fishing, boating and camping, the park offers a nature area, walking trail, sand beach, bath houses and shelter areas that are great for picnics and social gatherings, pavilion, playground, basketball court, sand volleyball court, horse shoe pits and 1.4 mile walking trail as well as many wildlife viewing opportunities. Prairie Dog State Park offers fresh air and beautiful scenery.

    Within Prairie Dog State Park are two historic buildings: the 1886 Hillmon School and the 1890 Adobe House. Tours are available by contacting the park office at 785-877-2953.  CLICK HERE FOR OUR NEWEST LAKE MAP!

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