Things to Do

Anyone who says small towns are boring isn't looking in the right place. Between the community's museums, businesses, festivals and outdoor recreation, there's always something happening in Hillsboro.

Goose River Golf Club


Located on the Goose River, the beautiful Goose River Golf Course offers both the recreational and experienced golfer a great round. The 9-hole, par 35 course is open to the public.

Hillsboro Municipal Airport


Hillsboro Municipal Airport, located 3 miles south of Hillsboro, is available for public use. The airport is operated by the Hillsboro Municipal Airport Authority.

Hillsboro Days


Hillsboro Days, typically the third weekend of June, features a 5K/10K walk/run, parade, bean bag tournament, fishing derby, tractor pull and draft horse pull, vendor fair, street dance and kids’ games, among other activities.

Hillsboro Municipal Pool

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Hillsboro’s large outdoor swimming pool in Woodland Park features a kiddie pool, diving board and water slide, with lifeguards on duty during pool hours.

Plummer House & Heritage Park


The Traill County Historical Society maintains the Plummer House Museum at 308 W. Caledonia Ave. and Heritage Park at Sixth Street and Second Avenue Southwest in Hillsboro.

The historical society hosts an old-fashioned ice cream social every Fourth of July on the grounds of the Plummer House, Traill County’s museum. The Historical Society also organizes its Christmas Extravaganza each holiday season featuring a turn-of-the-century-style feast in the Plummer House, which is decked out for the holidays.

Shopping & Dining


Hillsboro is home to a number of businesses and eateries catering to all ages and walks of life. You can find a list of area businesses here.

Skate Park

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The skate park is located next to Hillsboro Elementary School and is the perfect place to try out a kick flip, Ollie or a little grinding. The skate park also has a slide and ramps to test your skills.

Traill County Veterans Memorial Wall


The Traill County Veterans Memorial Wall includes the names of veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who are from Traill County or have lived in the county most of their lives. The memorial wall is located in front of the Traill County Courthouse at 114 W. Caledonia Ave.

Woodland Park

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Hillsboro's Woodland Park is a great place for picnics, family gatherings or special events. The park also includes a variety of outdoor activities.