For some time the log driver statue was the town's only landmark. In recent years however, attractions such as the world's longest wooden bridge and the world's tallest toothpick have been built. The latter because Norway's largest producer of toothpicks is located nearby.
Despite its low population, Flisa has a large variety of shops of diverse kinds that are located along the town's main street, Kaffegata (in English: The Coffee Street). Flisa is also called the "city of the Solør region" because it is the largest settlement in the region consisting of three municipalities. Flisa does not have city status by Norwegian standards, thus, local newspapers and citizens believe this has a certain irony.
Flisa has become (in)famous due to its mosquitos in the summer season. Often referred to as "Flisa-miggen".