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Emporia, Kansas

  • 32miles Northeast of Emporia
    Melvern Lake Melvern Lake's 6,930 surface acres of water and 17,244 acres of adjacent land serve as the nucleus of recreational and natural resource activities for more than 500,000 visitors annually. ... continue
  • 38miles Southeast of Emporia
    John Redmond Lake John Redmond Reservoir lies in a broad flat valley with margins of the gently rolling Flint Hills -- a bluestem grass region of natural scenic beauty. The 59-mile shoreline around the 9,400... continue

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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


Emporia Parks

C of E Park at 15th and Chestnut, Fremont Park at 4th and Union, Hammond Park at 18th between Center and State, Jones Park, south of 24

Emporia, KS Parks

Prairie Passage Stone Sculpture Garden

The stone sculptures known collectively as "Prairie Passage" were designed by Emporian Richard Stauffer and produced by the 1992 Kansas Sculptors Association Team Carve. Stauffer's design was selected to illustrate the theme "Prairie Passage," reflecting Emporia'

Emporia, KS Arts

Soden's Grove Bridge

The bridge is a 216-ft. reinforced concrete Rainbow Arch bridge designed by James Marsh. It was completed in 1923 on old piers dating from the 1890s. Closed to vehicular traffic, it has been incorporated into the Soden'

Emporia, KS Historic Bridges

Things to do near Emporia, KS

Flint Hills Antique Power Assoc. Antique Tractor Pull

Antique Tractor Pull at the Lyon County Fair Grounds, 2700 West Hwy 50, Emporia Ks. Saturday September 22, 2012 starting at 1...