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Emporia, Kansas

  • S.H. Kress Building

    Built in 1929, this is a two-story buff brick structure with distinctive terra cotta trim. The design motifs, vaguely Gothic or Elizabethian, are common to Kress store designs throughout the city. Thi...
    S.H. Kress Building
  • Lindley M. Harris House

    This house was built in 1898, and features an asymmetrical front facade, spindlework and multiple shingle styles in addition to the clapboard siding. Stained glass and art glass windows are found thro...
    Lindley M. Harris House

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Lyon County Museum Research Center and Archives

The archives house one of the state's largest collections of letters, diaries, and local newspapers, dating from Lyon County's early settlement to the present. There are more than 25 scrapbooks alphabetized by family name that cover more than 100

Emporia, KS Museums


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

The First Presbyterian Church

Designed by Charles W. Squires and built in 1897. The limestone block construction with multiple towers and large mitered, arched stained glass windows is typical of the Victorian influence. This church is an example of the Richardson Romanesque style.

Emporia, KS Historic Churches

The All Veterans Memorial

Dedicated on May 26, 1991, the first Memorial in the nation honors all Veterans from all wars. The park features a World War II M-4A6 Sherman army tank, a memorial to Emporian, Sgt. Grant Timmerman. The "Vietnam Veterans Memorial" was dedicated March 29, 2001

Emporia, KS Memorials

Things to do near Emporia, KS

Emporia Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Plumb Place

Carrie Plumb was the widow of Emporia Founder and United States Senator Preston B. Plumb. She built the house in 1895 around ...

The Gas Pump

The Gas Pump displays oil and gas related memorabilia along with other antiques. ...