Located on U.S Hwy 36, Norton has become known for its amazing hunting, fishing, beautiful sunsets, and warm-hearted people. With first-rate lodging, family restaurants, unique shops, and fun-filled events, we invite you to visit and explore this exciting and rural destination we call home.
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.
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. Many new and unique destination businesses have located here in the last few years. You’ll find a gourmet kitchen store that also serves an excellent lunch, Mexican and Chinese restaurants, a coffee shop, a quilt shop, a pharmacy and gift shop, a clothing store, a grocery store, and a cultural arts center.
Keith Sebelius Reservoir/Prairie Dog State Park
Norton County is 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, 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
The park also offers a nature area, walking trail, sand beach, bathhouses, and shelter areas that are great for picnics and social gatherings, pavilion, playground, basketball court, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and 1.4-mile walking trail and wildlife viewing opportunities. Prairie Dog State Park is a scenic beauty!
For more information about Norton visit our Travel & Business Visitor Station located at 205 S. State Street, Norton, KS 67654. Phone: (785) 877-2501. Our office is one of three restored Gas Stations all located within walking distance of each other. Come see us and take the tour! CLICK HERE for a one-page printout of some of our popular businesses! Visit our website at https://www.discovernorton.com/