Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Christmas season event - The Prairie Sleeps

Hesston, Kansas is a community of around 3,500 that is very closely tied to 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 Recreation

  • Children’s Park
  • City Ball Diamond Park
  • Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
  • Emma Creek Park
  • Heritage Park
  • Hesston Golf Park
  • Hesston Aquatics Center
  • Hesston Wellness Center
  • Hickory Park
  • King Memorial Park
  • Interstate Park


  • El Cerrito
  • Hesston Bakery
  • Pizza Hut
  • Sonic Drive-In
  • Subway
  • Water’s Edge

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 complement Hesston very well, and offer an endless supply of attractions, concerts, museums, theaters, galleries, restaurants, sporting events, cultural events and seasonal festivals.

Learn more about Hesston and the surrounding communities.