Community

Hesston, Kansas is a community of around 3,500 that is very closely tied to us here at Hesston College. There is no shortage of pride here—pride in who we are and the lifestyle we have to offer.

Our students and faculty know how to have fun—whether it’s a $2 movie night in Newton (just a 10 minute drive) or a campus-wide chicken barbecue. Our definition of community isn’t limited to geography. It’s an attitude—one that’s in abundance across our campus and town.

Attractions and RecreationHesston students enjoy the town's sledding hill on a snowy day.

  • Children’s Park
  • City Ball Diamond Park
  • Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
  • Emma Creek Park
  • Heritage Park
  • Hesston Golf Park
  • Hesston Municipal Pool
  • Hesston Wellness Center
  • Hickory Street Park
  • King Memorial Park
  • Reservoir Park

Dining

  • D’Angelo’s Pizzeria
  • El Cerrito
  • Panda Kitchen
  • Pizza Hut
  • Skoops
  • Sonic Drive-In
  • Subway
  • Water’s Edge
  • Woody’z Daylight Donuts

Places of Worship

Lodging Options

While Hesston itself has plenty of things to keep you busy, students often make the short (30 minute) drive to Wichita, and even shorter (10 minute) drive to Newton for fun. Both of these cities compliment Hesston very well, and offer an endless supply of attractions, concerts, museums, theatres, galleries, restaurants, sporting events, cultural events, and seasonal festivals.

Learn more about Hesston and the surrounding communities.