Local Area


Visit Downtown Herington
Unique Gift Shops * Flower Shops * Antiques

Founded: 1887
School District: USD 487
Area Code: 785
ZIP code: 67449
City Land Mass: 1,170 acres/1.83 Square Miles
Population: 2563 (2000)
Elevation: 1350 feet
Latitude: 38° 40′ 16″ N
Longitude: 96° 56′ 32″ W

Welcome to Herington, a growing, friendly place to live or visit. Herington is located in Dickinson, [DK], county in the heart of Kansas, central to many of the state’s premier tourist destinations.

The rich local heritage is showcased at the Tri-County Historical Society Museum in Herington’s Fairgrounds Park. Nearby is the Railroad Museum, located in a historic baggage car.

The historical Carnegie Library, built in 1918, remains in use and offers Internet services.
Fairgrounds Park, at the community’s south end, has a miniature train for children to ride on summer evenings, near a fully-equipped park. On the opposite end of town, Herington’s Father Padilla Memorial Park features a monument to Juan Padilla, who was killed in 1542. The shaded park has picnic facilities, playground facilities and gazebo. Enjoy the park’s WPA-built swimming pool. In the traditional downtown business district, unique gift shops and antique stores abound. Enjoy a cherry coke or vanilla malt at the classic soda fountain in Boellings Drugstore Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy fishing, boating, camping and excellent picnic facilities at Lake Herington and the Herington Reservoir, located just 2.4 miles west of the corner of Broadway and Walnut.