Leeton is a young and very prosperous town just some 20k from Narrandera. But Leeton is a town that is not on a major highway, but nonetheless is a town that has it all. This is a town where heritage management is clearly at work.
Leeton holds a number of town landmarks, including the Roxy Theatre, War Memorial, Madonna Place, St Peter's Church, and the historic Hydro Motor Inn which are located in the centre of town. Leeton's areas are also based around large towers that store the town's water and provide a striking feature of each section of town.
During 1914 and 1915 an abattoirs and canning factory were established in the town.
In August 1913 Walter Burley Griffin visited the town to complete its design.
In 1919 the Hydro Hotel was constructed for Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission executives to stay whilst in Leeton but was not licensed to sell alcohol until 1924 when the alcohol prohibition in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area was lifted.
Leeton is a really nice place and stopover is recommended.