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Hillsboro, Kansas

Hillsboro, Kansas

Hillsboro is nestled among three famous trails. Pioneers traveled the Gnadenau Trail to settle the area in 1874. During the 1860s-70s, ranchers drove cattle from Texas up the Chisholm Trail just west of Hillsboro to Abilene. Throughout the 1800s, merchants drove supplies west along the Santa Fe Trail north and west of Hillsboro, which is located on the Auto Tour Route of the trail.

Hillsboro has a state wide reputation as a most progressive community and rises above the rolling prairie of central Kansas as a monument to the labor and vision of those who went before.

In Hillsboro, drama and art mix with hometown hospitality to form a rich and inviting cultural heritage. Tabor College, a four year liberal arts institution, also adds to the diversity of cultural and sporting events.

Standing on the threshold of its second century, Hillsboro welcome visitors to enjoy an area known for its rich history, exciting recreation and scenic beauty.

Come be a part of life's celebrations. Come to Hillsboro!

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The William Schaeffler House

Reflective of a prosperous midwestern family in the early years of the century, this home of Lutheran immigrant, William F. Schaeffler from Germany, was constructed in 1909. Part of the reason the house is now a museum could be attributed to its "modern"

Hillsboro, KS Museums

Mennonite Settlement Museum

The Mennonite Settlement Museum celebrates the thousands of immigrant Russian and Polish Mennonites who settled in western Marion and eastern McPherson Counties in the early 1870s. The museum includes: The historic Peter Paul Loewen House

Hillsboro, KS Museums

Salem Orphan's Home Cemetery

Although known as the Salem Orphan's Home Cemetery, this field of graves once belonged to the Industrial School and Hygiene Home for the Friendless. Incorporated in 1890, the purpose of the home was to "

Hillsboro, KS Cemeteries

Friesen Dutch Windmill

The mill is an authentic replica built to specifications of the original 1876, Jacob Friesen Mill built by Mennonite immigrants. Authentic down to the square wooden pegs, this working mill uses wind power to grind whole wheat flour.

Hillsboro, KS Historic Mills

Tabor College

Tabor College is an accredited 4 year liberal arts Christian college, with an extensive collection of Mennonite history, cultural and sporting events.

Hillsboro, KS Colleges

Things to do near Hillsboro, KS

El Dorado Lake Trout Fishing

From October 15 to April 15, rainbow trout are stocked in the Walnut River channel below the dam. The trout are stocked on a...

Kansas Walleye Association

You are invited to the five scheduled tournaments at some of the finest lakes in Kansas. The KWA welcomes anglers of a...