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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

1887 Olde Towne Restaurant

The three-story Olde Towne building was completed in 1880, a year after Hillsboro was founded. It was restored in 1887. Over the years, the building has housed a bank, hardware and dry goods store, apartments on the upper floor, and egg processing plant. The building was vacant in the 1960

Hillsboro, KS Historic Buildings

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

The Kreutziger Schoolhouse

The Kreutziger Schoolhouse reminds us of the early education on the Kansas prairie, 1886-1960. Today the bell tower, the desks and the stove show how one teacher taught eight grades with an average of from 20 to 30 students.

Hillsboro, KS Historic Schoolhouses

Historic Mennonite Brethren Church

This is the oldest Mennonite Brethren church building in the United States. Built in 1893, it was the first classroom of Tabor College, a Mennonite Brethren liberal arts college. The Mennonite Brethren Church is one of several distinct denominational families within the larger Mennonite/

Hillsboro, KS Historic Churches

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

Things to do near Hillsboro, KS

Pitch your tent under the stars! Camp along the banks of the Walnut River among the deer, wild turkey, and other wildlife ...

Cardinal Creek Farm

Cardinal Creek Farm's team is comprised of educators, social workers, artists, engineers, and nature lovers, who have dedicat...