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Where We Are

Plane, train or automobile can bring you to Bethel’s park-like campus.

You’ll find us nestled next to Newton, a town whose railroad heritage makes rail travel to and from a very real possibility. Yet, just minutes from Wichita – or a few hours from Kansas City – you’ll have easy access to large metro airports. Or choose to road trip your way to campus – we’re just off the highway.

You’re invited any time to attend fine arts events or sporting competitions, walk among the historic limestone and brick buildings and on the trails surrounding campus, play disc golf, or grow your own produce in the community garden.

  • 90 campus acres
  • 35 facilities on campus
  • 30 minutes from Wichita, Kansas’ largest city

Finding Campus

Enter our address into your GPS or smartphone to find the most direct route to campus – parking anywhere on campus is free. If traveling by train, book a ticket to Newton, home of one of the few Amtrak stations in Kansas. If traveling by plane, arrive at Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport and you’ll have a 25-mile drive to campus.

300 East 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117

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Local options

Comfort Inn & Suites — Newton

1205 E. 1st Street
Newton, KS 67114
Phone: (316) 804-4866

Days Inn — Newton

105 Manchester
Newton, KS 67114
Phone: (316) 283-3330

Holiday Inn Express and Suites — Newton

1430 E. Broadway Court
Newton, KS 67114
Phone: (877) 859-5095

Woodland Hideaway and Serenity Silo Guest Apartments — North Newton

2509 Ivy Drive
North Newton, KS 67117
Phone: (316) 283-5231

Area options

Rodeway Inn — Hesston

2 Leonard Court
Hesston, KS 67062
Phone: (620) 327-2053
Reservations: (800) 396-5007

Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites – Wichita

915 East 53rd Street North
Wichita, KS 67219
Phone: (316) 832-9387
Toll Free: (800) 777-9120

Motel 6 – Park City

I-135 & 77th Street North
1075 Hopalong Cassidy Circle
Park City, KS 67147
Phone: (316) 440-5050

Underhill Farms Country Inn — Moundridge

187 21st Avenue
Moundridge, KS 67107
Toll Free: (888) 361-3261

Newton is a town of around 18,000, located just 30 minutes north of Wichita, the largest city in Kansas. The city was incorporated in 1872 at the western terminal of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and the railhead of the Chisholm Trail, a cattle trail that ended in Abilene (current Highway K-15 follows the Chisholm Trail’s route). Thus, the history of Newton has always been tied to the railroad.

Newton, the Harvey County seat, offers an ideal family environment with quiet neighborhoods and an assortment of youth recreational activities. A drive through the heart of the community reveals a city with pride and vision. Historical buildings that have been adapted for modern commercial enterprises are sprinkled throughout the community. Visible signs of steady new growth are evidenced by the successful commerce taking hold. Newton residents benefit from a lifestyle that values sound education, progressive health care and safe neighborhoods.

North Newton, with a population of around 1,500, is located directly north of Newton on Highway K-15, North Newton is a largely residential community. In addition to Bethel College, the other major institution in North Newton is the Kidron Bethel retirement community.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.