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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Prairie Notes Blog

Horticulture and Grounds Management Internship

Posted on July 19, 2022 by Katie Schmidt

Summer 2022 marks our first official Horticulture and Grounds Management Internship. While we often have student employees working and learning on our grounds, I saw a need for a more formal arrangement. Something to attract college students in the horticulture or biology field. Something that would provide them with specific learning metrics so their time […]

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Plant Profile: Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)

Posted on July 6, 2022 by Scott Vogt

When one thinks of the Great Plains, trees are often the last thing to cross one’s mind. Surprisingly this region is home to a number of species that have found their way into yards and parks throughout the United States. The honey locust, American elm, black walnut and silver maple are as common in front […]

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Great Plains Skink

Posted on June 22, 2022 by Brad Guhr

The Great Plains Skink is a Kansas reptile in my home landscape. It adds to the biological diversity I enjoy attracting with native plants.

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Upcoming Events

FloraKansas Fall Native Plant Festival: Member Day

September 8th, 2022 - September 8, 2022 8:00am - 7:00pm

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