Visitor Information


Location

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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Prairie Notes Blog


Inspiration for a Prairie Landscape

Posted on January 22, 2020 by Scott Vogt

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. Emily Dickinson Maybe it’s the swaying grasses in a gentle breeze or pollinators clustered on the top of a coneflower on a warm spring day.  A primrose opening […]

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Spending Time Outdoors in 2020

Posted on January 15, 2020 by Scott Vogt

I don’t know what your resolutions are for 2020*, but one of mine is to spend more time outdoors.  Whether working in the garden, fishing along a stream or simply taking a walk with a friend or loved one, there are not many activities that can benefit us more than spending time outside away from […]

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Nature Book Reviews for Winter

Posted on January 8, 2020 by Katie Schmidt

This is the time of year I get the most reading done. With no vegetable garden to tend and little watering to do, I finally have a little time to cozy up with all the books I have been neglecting through the year. Specifically, books related to nature and the environment. If you want to […]

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Upcoming Events


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

Native Plant School: Winter 2020

February 1st, 2020 - March 26, 2020