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

Giving thanks for the Arboretum team!

Posted on November 24, 2021 by Scott Vogt

What a wonderful time of year when we take a moment to reflect and be thankful for all the blessings we have received. Blessings are around us, but we may have to look a little harder to find them lately. At Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, we’re thankful for you! We are so grateful that […]

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Predator Profile: Eastern Screech Owl

Posted on November 17, 2021 by Brad Guhr

With the right habitat including food, water, shelter and nesting sites, you too can attract an eastern screech owl to your landscape.

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Five Book Recommendations for the Kansas Prairie Gardener

Posted on November 10, 2021 by Scott Vogt

Learning to identify wildflowers is a rewarding pastime that can greatly increase one’s appreciation of the world of nature. Identifying plants in their natural setting can also inform our decisions on what and how to plant many of these wildflowers, grasses, trees and shrubs in our own yards.  Identification is made easier with the aid of […]

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Upcoming Events

Winter Luminary Walk: Closing Weekend

December 3rd, 2021 - December 5, 2021


February 27th, 2022 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm


March 13th, 2022 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm