Morton can be found in the center of America’s homeland. In the early part of the 1800’s Morton first built its reputation on drainage tiles and bricks, but today this city is more commonly known as the “Pumpkin Capital of the World.” In the 1920’s this city built a canning plant that is today owned by the Nestle corporation and the majority of the rich farmlands around Morton are dedicated to pumpkin growing for the sole purpose of this cannery. The majority of canned pumpkins that are eaten around the world is derived from Morton. When visiting this city, you may want to add these attractions to your list:
1. Birchwood Park
Morton is the proud home to a network of different parks. One of the best happens to be Birchwood Park. This is recreational facility offers a variety of activities for a day of family filled fun. The park offers 4 softball fields, while the little ones can enjoy climbing over the safe playground equipment.
2. Morton Aquatic Center
If you visit Morton in the months of summer, make sure you put aside some time to visit the Morton Aquatic Center. This is a popular public pool which is open from May until August. This facility offers waterslides, low and high diving boards along with a deep-end that features buoys to assist the younger swimmers from becoming hurt.
Here you can choose to bring your coolers and your own food or choose to use the concession stand which is found near the restrooms. If you live in the area you can take advantage of swimming lessons that are held on weekday mornings as well as Friday afternoons. The pool is also the host for adult aquacise classes.
3. Safari Bowling Alley
Nothing is more fun than knocking down pins and enjoying a few brews. If this sounds like your type of entertainment, the Safari Bowling Alley is guaranteed to offer you with an enjoyable time for the whole family. You can enjoy open bowling ever day of the week, but the facility does host league games 2 times in the year. Over and above the bowling most of the locals like to frequent this establishment for the tasty food and craft beers. If you do head over to their snack-bar, make sure you try out their spicy famous cheese balls which is a favorite for many of the locals.