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Jones Park, Olpe [favorite_button]

Located 13 minutes south of Emporia in the community of Olpe. This is an interesting 9-hole disc golf course in a small town park with natural tee pads and a… Read more

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Kanza View Park, Council Grove [favorite_button]

Located in the community of Council Grove, 45 minutes northwest of Emporia. The Kanza View disc golf course is alongside Council Grove Lake with views of the water. The course… Read more

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Lee Beran Recreation Center [favorite_button]

Enjoy family fun with racquetball, an indoor pool, fitness room and more at the Lee Beran Recreation Center. Available for rentals.

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Lyon County Cemeteries [favorite_button]

Lyon County has 43 cemeteries, the largest of which is Maplewood Memorial Lawn in Emporia. Maplewood Memorial Lawn cemetery is the resting place of William Allen White, as well as… Read more

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Lyon County History Center [favorite_button]

Meeting Capacity: 175

This historic building in Downtown Emporia houses over 150,000 artifacts, as well as a model train exhibit and gift shop with Kansas and local items. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Lyon County… Read more

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Lyon County Self-Guided Historic Bridge Driving Tour [favorite_button]

Do you love history, photography, or just a good country cruise? Lyon County has some interesting and photogenic bridges. Pack some snacks, grab your camera, and take a scenic drive… Read more

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Lyon State Fishing Lake [favorite_button]

Lyon State Fishing Lake is situated on the eastern fringe of the scenic Flint Hills of Kansas. The lake is located 5 miles west of Reading on Highway K-170, then 1… Read more

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MET&L Prairie Pour Tour [favorite_button]

Are you a craft beverage enthusiast? The MET&L Prairie Pour Tour takes you on a journey through the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas. Get a taste of what eastern Kansas… Read more

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National Memorial to Fallen Educators [favorite_button]

Located on the Emporia State University campus, the National Memorial to Fallen Educators is free to visit and open 24 hours a day. The memorial commemorates educators who lost their… Read more

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National Teacher’s Hall of Fame [favorite_button]

The National Teachers Hall of Fame recognizes and honors exceptional career teachers, encourages excellence in teaching and preserves the rich heritage of the teaching profession in the United States. The… Read more

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New Life Church Disc Golf Course [favorite_button]

This disc golf course is a dream-come-true for the 2021 Dynamic Discs Open Special Recognition Award recipient, Keith Krause. Under Keith’s leadership, the church put several hours of fundraising and… Read more

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One Room School House [favorite_button]

This one-room, limestone schoolhouse was originally located about 50 miles west of Emporia in Marion County. Constructed in 1873, it was known as Dobbs School. The school was donated as a… Read more

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Peter Pan Park [favorite_button]

For nearly 100 years, Peter Pan Park has been one of Emporia’s largest and most beautiful parks, with over 50 acres to explore. The park, one of several in use… Read more

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Peterson Planetarium [favorite_button]

It’s a beautiful thing when education and entertainment intermix! Discover the cosmic wonders of the universe and enjoy planet and star gazing in a climate-controlled venue any time of the… Read more

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Pioneer Bluffs [favorite_button]

Explore Pioneer Bluffs, a turn of the century ranch dedicated to sharing the history of the Flint Hills. Enjoy one of the many concerts or art festivals at this unique… Read more

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Prairie Passage Stone Sculpture Garden [favorite_button]

Walk among the massive chiseled limestone pylons at the Prairie Passage Stone Sculpture Garden. Depicting Emporia’s history, the sculptures range in height from 10 to 15 feet and weigh 5… Read more

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Prophet Aquatic Research & Outreach Center (PAROC) [favorite_button]

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The Prophet Aquatic Research & Outreach Center, located on King Lake on the Emporia State University campus, provides hands-on learning opportunities for students and the public. The center is open… Read more

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Public Art [favorite_button]

Emporians are passionate about the things we love, and it shows in our local art scene. From painted and interactive murals, to sculptures and venues for performing arts, you’ll find… Read more

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Radius Brewing Company [favorite_button]

Bar & Grill | Family Dining | Microbrewery | Pizza | Sandwiches
Meeting Capacity: 50

Emporia’s first brewery since prohibition features brick-oven pizzas, burgers, mac & cheese,  sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as gluten-free and vegan options. All of this is complemented by an… Read more

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