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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

Emporia Center for the Arts

The Emporia Arts Council offices are in a building that was once a car dealership, and has been renovated with volunteer labor. The building also houses exhibits, classes, programs, theatre performances, and premiere performances by renowned artists.

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

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

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

Things to do near Emporia, KS

Marion's Garden Tour

Annual Garden Tour Saturday, June 27, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tickets available at the Marion City Library only 4 gar...