Visitor Information


177 W Hickory St
Hesston, KS 67062

Arboretum Visitors are welcome year round, 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset. Children must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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General Admission

Members are admitted free of charge.
Adults – $2.00 per visit
Children under 12 – $1.00 per visit

General admission may be placed in the brown metal payment pole located at the southeast corner of the Visitor Center, or brought in to the receptionist during Visitor Center open hours.

Visitor Center Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am - 2:00pm (May 1 - October 15 ONLY, closed in the off season)
Sundays: CLOSED

* The Visitor Center is closed to the public from December 24 through the first Monday in January.

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The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains cultivates transformative relationships between people and the land. Your annual membership supports the Arboretum’s mission. Your partnership ensures its growth.

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Support the Arboretum

Through event sponsorship, corporate matching gifts, memorials, and in-kind donations, Dyck Arboretum has a variety of ways to support its ongoing work.

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Prairie Notes Blog

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Growing plants in Kansas can be a challenge.  This spring we had an abundance of moisture – too much in fact – and now we are experiencing expanding drought conditions throughout the state.  With the landscape in a state of dormancy, you may forget to water those parched plants.  With winter upon us, how do […]

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Posted on December 4, 2019 by Brad Guhr

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A Thanksgiving Poem

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Upcoming Events

Nature Book Club January Meet Up

January 13th, 2020 - 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Kansas Bird Populations and Distributions

January 28th, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Native Plant School: Trees, Shrubs and Vines of Kansas

February 1st, 2020 - 9:00am - 10:30am