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Our Community: Hillsboro, Kansas

Hillsboro, Kansas, is a progressive Kansas community located at the thresholds of the Marion Reservoir and the beautiful Flint Hills. Hillsboro residents enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere, schools that are among the best in the state, and a thriving business community. Hillsboro features plenty of opportunities for work, play and a great quality of life. State Highways 56 and 15 intersect here, making nearly one million people less than an hour’s drive away.


Hillsboro is a thriving community of approximately 3000 residents. Some of its many highlights include:

Parkside Homes is a proud member of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. Visit the Chamber website for more information about Hillsboro:

Tabor College

Tabor College is a four-year private Christian liberal arts college founded in 1908.  The beautiful campus is a treasured space where students, faculty, and staff can experience genuine relationships.  At Tabor, students are invited to learn, make life-long friendships and grow through a range of experiences.  Whether it’s on- or off-campus, the Tabor family strives to to live abundant, spirit-filled, and purposeful lives that bring God glory and make the world a better place for all.  Learn more about Tabor at


USD 410 is recognized as one of the leading edge schools in the State of Kansas.  It unifies the communities of Durham, Hillsboro and Lehigh. Well known for their academics, progressive instruction and athletics.

Marion Reservoir

If you enjoy camping, boating, fishing, hunting, or wildlife watching this is the place. Completed in 1968, Marion Reservoir encompasses 6,200 acres of water surrounded by another 6,000 acres of public lands. The reservoir includes 253 campsites located in four parks including a 1-mile Willow Walk Nature Trail.  Anglers will find walleye, crappie, white bass, wipers, and catfish within the reservoir.  Hunters will find pheasants, quail, rabbits, turkeys, and white-tail deer around the reservoir. There are also a variety of geese and ducks for waterfowl hunters. 


The Peter Paul Loewen family, Mennonite immigrants from Russia, built the Pioneer Adobe House in 1876 from air-dried adobe bricks. It was moved to town in 1958, and is furnished with articles used by early Mennonite settlers. Jacob Friesen built the original gristmill in Gnadenau village in 1876, which was located several miles south of Hillsboro. Dr. Richard Wall built this replica in 1994 using original materials and construction methods. The Kreutziger one-room school house started in 1886 and operated until 1960. When the waters of Marion Reservoir threatened to flood it, it was moved into town. It is furnished as an 1890’s-era school house. The Schaeffler House is reflective of a prosperous Midwestern family in the early years of the century. This home of Lutheran immigrants from Germany was constructed in 1909. 

The Museums do not have set hours. Office in visitor’s center is open 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Call (620) 947-3775 for an appointment or stop by.

Arts & Crafts Fair

A one-day, nationally recognized fair that attracts some 300 vendors and over 40,000 visitors every third Saturday in September. 

Each year exhibitors from across the nation are selected by a committee of judges. These experts come from each coast to display and sell their handiwork and one-of-a-kind creations.

Local food and hometown hospitality add flavor to this already spectacular event. There’s something for every palate, everything from Hillsboro’s famous smoked sausage, zwieback and bierocks to kettle corn, roasted almonds, fresh-squeezed lemonade and funnel cakes.

Marion County Fair

Every summer Hillsboro hosts the Marion County Fair.  It brings the county community together for 4-H and open competitions.  Kickoff is a parade down Main Street, with a rodeo, bandstand and Demolition Derby.  Food trucks and local churches and community groups have a wide variety of food options.

Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course

Right across the street from Parkside, you’ll find a 9-hole course at the Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course facility. Open year round, It welcomes players of all ages and skill. Find more information at its website.