Lindsborg, Kansas: Wild Dala Horse Herd

31 fiberglass Dala horses -- a Swedish piece of folk craft -- are spread around "Little Sweden USA," painted creatively in a Community Art Project that stayed put along the sidewalks longer than most.
Address:
Main St., Lindsborg, KS
Directions:
West of I-135 between Salina and Mcpherson -60 miles north of Wichita. Look on Main St. and around town.
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Wild Dala Horse Herd

I recommend parking on the square and walking down both sides of Main Street, which has been converted into a "little Sweden." Most of the horses are here. The locals are super nice, and if you are hungry there are plenty of neat little cafes around to grab a bite. The buildings themselves are painted and decorated in Swedish style. There are also lots of carvings and paintings hanging on the sides of the buildings on Main St.

Don't forget to check out Coronado's castle, just 3 miles away.

[Michell, 08/04/2014]

Cyclops Dala Horse.

Wild Dala Horse Herd

In Lindsborg there are 31 horses in the Wild Dala Herd. Lindsborgians have just as much fun with the Wild Dalas as do tourists, and they are happy to take your picture by one. The Wild Dalas were chosen as one of the "8 Wonders of Kansas Culture" by the Kansas Sampler Foundation.

[Tricia Clark, 03/02/2013]

The town promotes itself as "Little Sweden U.S.A." and this Community Art Project as the "nation's only herd of Wild Dala Horses." The small statues appear to be more permanent than most of the fleeting mass of fiberglass installations occurring in other towns. The Dala Horse is a Swedish piece of folk craft, traditionally whittled from a piece of wood.

Dala Horse.

Wild Dalas - Community Art Project

The town has Dala horses painted in wild ways all over town. Lindsborg even offers a Wild Dala Hunt to search and find all the Dalas listed in a brochure. It is cute and fun. There is also Coronado Heights, with a castle high on a hill, and picnicking around the grounds.

[Sally Scott, 08/31/2006]
Wild Dala Horses

The town Symbol is many Swedish Dala Horses painted by different artists and placed around town.

[Marvin Johnson, 10/16/2001]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Rock in a CageRock in a Cage, Lindsborg, KS - < 1 mi.
Mini-Castle of Coronado HeightsMini-Castle of Coronado Heights, Lindsborg, KS - 3 mi.
Kansas Motorcycle MuseumKansas Motorcycle Museum, Marquette, KS - 9 mi.
In the region:
Old Cowtown Museum - Wild West Town, Wichita, KS - 63 mi.

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