Centrally located in Kansas, Heartland Farm is easily accessible from all directions. Many travelers will come from either the Kansas City or Wichita area. These two metropolitan areas are the main population centers on Interstate 70 and Interstate I35 respectively. Both of the interstates are within an easy drive to the community of Great Bend and the Heartland Farm.
Physical: Heartland Farm is an 80 acre farmstead located in the far Southeast corner of Rush County, KS, in Garfield Twp on Rush Co. Road 390. It is approximately 14 miles west of Great Bend, KS, 67530 and 14 miles NE of Larned, KS 67550.
Mailing Address: 1049 CR 390, Pawnee Rock, KS 67567
GPS Coordinates: 38.356125, -99.055840
From the North and East:
Coming west on I-70, take the Ellsworth/Great Bend exit (Hwy 156) – exit 225. Hwy 56 from the east and Hwy 156 join at Great Bend and become 10th Street. At the west end of Great Bend, at the four-way stop at Patton Road, you leave Hwys 56 and 156. Do NOT turn left to Pawnee Rock. Go straight on 10th Street, which becomes West Barton County Road, for 13 miles. The last mile will be gravel, will be in Rush Co, and is named Ave X. Turn south at the end of that mile, Co Rd 390 is the name of the road, and continue for about ½ mile until the Heartland Farm lane road, which is on the west side of the road.
From the West:
Coming east on 1-70, take the Hays exit – exit 159, which is Hwy 183. Follow this south through Hays and then 27 miles to Rush Center. Turn left (east) onto Hwy 96 and go 16 miles to Albert. Take the first right (south) immediately after the Albert town sign. Go 7 miles on this tarred road – 130th NW Ave – to the West Barton County Road (first stop sign) and turn right (west) and go two more miles. The last mile will be gravel and is named Ave X. Turn south (left) at the end of that mile, on CoRd 390, and continue for about ½ mile until the Heartland Farm lane road, which is on the west side of the road. We have you turn on 130th NW Ave and come back west two miles so that you will be traveling on paved road all but the last 1 ½ miles.
Continue through Larned on Hwy 56/156 for another 10 miles until the small town of Pawnee Rock. On the east edge of town turn left (north) on 110. (Look for a small green road sign on the corner, not a large highway sign.) Go six miles. At the stop sign turn left (west) on West Barton Road and continue until the pavement ends. Go one additional mile on the gravel road. Then turn left (south) on CoRd 390. Continue for about ½ mile until the Heartland Farm lane road, which is on the west side of the road.
Come to Great Bend by any of several routes: I-35 to McPherson and Hwy 56 west, or Hwy 54 to Pratt and Hwy 281 north, or Hwy 96 to Hutchinson and Great Bend, or at Hutchinson take Hwy 50 towards Kinsley and turn north at Hwy 281 (before Kinsley – after Stafford). Hwy 281 meets Hwy 96 and Hwy 56 on 10th Street. Turn left at the stop sign on 10th Street and follow Hwy 56 to west end of Great Bend. At the four way stop at Patton Road DO NOT TURN LEFT TO FOLLOW HWY 56 TO PAWNEE ROCK!! Follow the instructions above as From the North and East.