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Emporia, Kansas

  • Plumb Place

    Carrie Plumb was the widow of Emporia Founder and United States Senator Preston B. Plumb. She built the house in 1895 around an earlier house which had been the Plumb home since 1880. It is an elabora...
    Plumb Place
  • W.W. Finney House

    Built in 1907, is a Shingle style with limestone accents. Finney and his son, Ronald, were successful financiers and close associates of important political figures. In the 30s they were found to have...
    W.W. Finney House
  • William Allen White's Home

    This house, a National Historic Register Landmark, was rented by William Allen White in 1899 and purchased by him in 1901. It was his home for 45 years. The two-and-a-half-story house features ...
    William Allen White's Home
  • Howe House

    Howe HouseCompleted in 1867 as the home of local stonemason Richard Howe, this two-story limestone structure reflects Federal and Greek Revivals styles in addition to the building traditions of Howe's native Wa...
    Howe House

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Emporia Flint Hills Tours

A two day tour of Emporia, Cottonwood Falls and Council Grove. Historical Sites, food, shopping and fun are just a few of the things on the agenda. The itinerary is suggested and adaptable for individuals or groups.

Emporia, KS Tours

Lyon County Historical Museum & Gift Gallery

The Lyon County Historical Museum is located in the 1904 Carnegie Library Building and is on the National Register of Historic Places

Emporia, KS Museums

National Teachers Hall of Fame

One of Emporia's premier attractions, it proudly recognizes and honors outstanding teachers K-12

Emporia, KS Halls of Fame

Howe House

Completed in 1867 as the home of local stonemason Richard Howe, this two-story limestone structure reflects Federal and Greek Revivals styles in addition to the building traditions of Howe'

Emporia, KS Famous Homes

Emporia Zoo

The Emporia Zoo houses nearly 400 specimens including vultures and buffalo. One of the country's smallest accredited zoos is home to a variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles. The zoo also features exceptional botanical displays and spectacular holiday lights.

Emporia, KS Zoos

Things to do near Emporia, KS

Berner Memorial Park

Berner Memorial Park offers a swimming pool, picnic pavilions, tennis courts, baseball & softball fields, and a kiddie park. ...

St. Marys Golf Course

St. Marys Golf Course is a city owned 2670 yard, Par 35, 9 hole course. Golf Carts are available for rental. There are also r...