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Hesston, Kansas

Hesston, Kansas

Hesston's History dates back to 1886, when the Missouri Pacific railroad was building westward. The town had two names before the people settled on Hess Town, named for two brothers who were landowners where the town was later built.

For many years Hesston was a small agricultural town of Mennonite farmers. These people valued higher education, so in 1909 the Mennonite Church founded Hesston College.

Looking around Hesston, you'll find strong pride of ownership in everything. Homes nestled on peaceful, tree lined streets are neat and carefully maintained. Public facilities from the library to the park are well tended and readily available.

Hesston offers you the safety and friendliness of small town life in a modern, progressive community. Whether you're starting a family, thinking about retirement, or anywhere in between, there are son many reasons you'll treasure Hesston.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Hesston Golf Course

Hesston Golf Park is a beautiful, well-kept, 18-hole public golf course located along interstate-135 in Hesston, Kansas. The course is a par 71 and features 6526 yards, spread over 18

Hesston, KS Golf Courses

Hesston City Parks

Lion's Club Children's Park - This park is one of Hesston's most beautiful and includes attractive landscaping, new playground equipment and shaded picnic areas. This park has recently been renovated by the Lions Club and City of Hesston to include:


Hesston College

Hesston College is a two-year college of Mennonite Church USA and offers a full curriculum of academic opportunities. About 450 students come from a variety of faith backgrounds from about 25 states and 15

Hesston, KS Colleges

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains is an outdoor education facility with a unique mission--"to foster an appreciation of the natural beauty of Kansas."

Hesston, KS Arboretums

Hesston College Natural History Display

The display in Charles Hall on the Hesston College campus consists of several small exhibits on geology, the Quivira Indians, and botany. The display also includes over 300 birds indigenous to Kansas.

Hesston, KS Museums

Things to do near Hesston, KS

Fred Harvey Building

The historical Fred Harvey Building once housed a food processing plant for the Harvey House and dining cars. The building wa...

Cheyenne Bottoms Camping

Camping is permitted only in the primitive campground located 1 mile west of the area office....