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The Heart of Kansas

Hoisington, Kansas, the “Gateway to Cheyenne Bottoms”, combines a rich history as a railroad

town, oil town, and farming community with today’s mix of agricultural production and manufacturing.

Hoisington is also home twice a year to the endangered Whooping Cranes as they migrate.

The Whooping Cranes along with thousands of other bird species spend time at the Cheyenne

Bottoms wetlands area whose borders come almost to the edge of Hoisington.

Hoisington is also the northern entrance to the Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway. The

77-mile byway connects two of the world’s most significant natural wetlands-Cheyenne Bottoms and

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. More than 60,000 acres of wetlands host millions of migrating birds

each year.

Near the center of the continental United States, Hoisington has access to interstate highways in

both directions. Hoisington has a state of the art hospital and one of the finest school systems in the

state. Hoisington is in the center of a low-cost rural grown labor pool with the mid-west work ethic.

Two and four year colleges all within an hour’s drive surround Hoisington. 

Hoisington has a history of surviving and thriving. Our history is full of those who braved the prairie to

find the American Dream... Through dust storms, economic tragedies and tornados, the city has prospered thanks to its dedicated townfolk and a common vision of the future of Hoisington.


In essence Hoisington is the small community that has all a person needs--except the hustle and bustle of the big city. We are “the Crossroads of Kansas”, the town to which all roads lead, and we’re proud of all that we are. So whether you are looking for a great place to live, work or play; or just stopping by Cheyenne Bottoms to look at Whooping Cranes and other birds, Hoisington has it.




Special Events

  • Annual Chamber Banquet - 2nd Saturday of February (5:30-9:30pm at City Building)

  • Rock Into Summer - 2nd Saturday of June (3-11pm at Bicentennial Park)

    • Cornhole Tournament​

    • BBQ

    • FREE Live Music

  • Annual Labor Day Weekend Celebration (Labor Day Weekend Fri-Mon)

    • Community BBQ

    • All City Garage Sales

    • Downtown Street Market

    • BBQ Competition

    • KID STOP: Touch-A-Truck, Games, Turtle Races, Face Painting...

    • Car Shows

    • Fireworks

    • Carnival & Amusements

    • Food Vendors

    • Demolition Derby

    • Street Dance with Live Music

    • Biggest Labor Day Parade in Kansas!

  • Christmas Lighting & Santa Visit - Friday after Thanksgiving


Area Landmarks & Visitor Sites


  • Hoisington Activity Center

  • Bicentennial Park (6th & Monroe St.)

    • Baseball/Softball Fields (6 ball diamonds)

    • Frisbee Golf (9 hole course)

    • Horseshoes (15 pits with lights)

    • Tennis Courts (4 rubberized courts with lights)

    • Walking Trail/Exercise Trail 

    • Playground Equipment

    • Swimming Pool (In season Memorial Day until 2nd week of August)

  • Heritage Park (500 W. 1st St.)

    • Lighted Basketball Court

    • Tennis Court

    • Playground Equipment

    • Picnic/Shelter Area

  • Pride Park (400 E. 3rd St.)

    • Friendship House

    • Basketball Goals

    • Playground Equipment

    • Replica Dragster Race Car

  • Cardinal Lanes (814 N. Elm Street, (620) 653-4140)

    • (Bowling, Video Games, Air Hockey, Foosball, Pool Table)



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