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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 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

Emporia Bike Trail

A 7 mile scenic trail passing Emporia attractions.

Emporia, KS Biking

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

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

Abilene Driving Tour of Historic Markers

28 bronze markers have been placed through-out the city of Abilene indicating historic sites....