Travelers use Stratton as convenient rest stop during the long, straight stretch of I-70 running from Colorado's eastern border into Denver. Located in the irrigated cornfields of eastern Colorado, Stratton is primarily a farming and ranching community. Corn, wheat, soybeans and sunflowers form the cornerstone of the agricultural industry in the area.

Amenities are somewhat limited here, but a few businesses are located downtown on Colorado Avenue and Main Street. Services include a couple of convenience stores, ice cream store, gift shop, ATMs and a sit-down family restaurant. City Park is a quiet, shady corner of town that's perfect for a picnic. There is also a motel, an inn and a campground in case plans call for an overnight in this area.

The nine-hole Stratton Golf Course is another top attraction in this quiet country community. The public course is open year-round and offers inexpensive greens fees and see-forever views. For more luxury on the plains, book a stay at the Claremont Winery & Inn, where you can wine, dine and be pampered at a Colorado country mansion.

Stratton is also noted for its excellent deer, antelope and pheasant hunting. Expansive prairie lands and the Sand Hills to the north offer extensive hunting grounds. Additional recreational areas are located northeast of town at South Republican State Wildlife and at Flagler Lake State Wildlife Area, west of Stratton. Other historic attractions, including Old Town Museum and the Kit Carson County Carousel, are also just 17 miles east in Burlington.