Located 60 mi/95 km by road northwest of Belize City, Orange Walk Town is a center for Belize's sugarcane industry. Its cultural center, Banquitas House of Culture, offers interesting exhibits when it is open.
From a traveler's perspective, Orange Walk Town is mostly notable for what it's near: the Maya archaeological sites of Altun Ha, Cuello, Lamanai and Chan Chich, and the northern portion of Crooked Tree Lagoon Wildlife Preserve. Some of the Belize's Mennonite communities are also nearby.
On the east side of town are a number of nice, reasonably priced hotels and restaurants.