The Norton Aquatic Center opened in 2014 and provides a variety of amenities including two slides, two diving boards, zero depth entry, baby pool, lap pool, bath house and concession area. It opens every year on Memorial Day weekend for the summer.

Elmwood Park hosts a variety of activities, such as disc golf, dirt track car races, Norton County Horse Council Events, the Norton Community School's football stadium and playground equipment for kids.  The park is also home to the Norton Home Owned Carnival each July.

Norton Classic Cruisers will hold the 15th Annual Car Show on Friday and Saturday, July 6-7, 2018, in downtown Norton, for cars, motorcycles, tractors, and stationary engines.  Friday evening will feature a cruise in, beer garden, BBQ and food vendors and photos on the bricks.  Saturday morning events include dash plaques to the first 100 entries, door prizes and cash drawings.  A free movie will be offered and trophies for the top 20 cars, top 3 motorcycles and top tractor will be awarded after the movie.  "Run What Ya Brung" Drag Races will be held at the Norton Airport following the car show.

The Norton Theatre's twin screens have been updated to digital projection.  Interior improvements include new carpet and seats, while new neon lighting and paint complete the exterior makeover.

The Norton Recreation Center offers racket ball and basketball courts, and a work out room.  The center provides indoor game sin winter for kids.

The Prairie Dog Golf Course is located south of Norton and is one of the few blue grass facilities in NW Kansas.  The 9-hole course has three sets of tees so golfers of all abilities can enjoy the course.  Other amenities include the clubhouse and cart rental.

Nearby Keith Sebelius Reservoir and Prairie Dog State Park provide a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities including camping, hiking, boating, skiing, fishing and hunting.

Other community attractions include three life-sized Remington Statues in front of the Norton Public Library complex, various Norton County Arts Council events, the Veteran's Day Parade, and the annual US Hwy 36 Treasure Hunt.