Pioneer Bluffs

Historic barn at pioneer bluffs

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 event space.

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Flying W Ranch

horse back riders at flying w ranch

This 7,000 acre working cattle ranch offers grand vistas, relaxation, and memorable experiences for all of its guests. Guests can experience the authentic cowboy lifestyle, complete with horseback riding, cattle drives, wagon rides, prairie burns, wildflower walks, star gazing, fishing and hiking in the Kansas Flint Hills.

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Flint Hills Quilt Trail

barn along flint hills quilt trail

Tour the rural community on the Flint Hills Quilt Trail and see traditional stars and various quilt patterns displayed on barns, homes, sheds and buildings throughout the Flint Hills. Visit to enjoy photos of barn blocks on The Trail, and to map your trip through the Flint Hills! The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail…

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Veterans Monuments

freemont park veterans marker

In addition to the All Veterans Memorial, Emporia has four other smaller monuments around the city to honor our Veterans: Civil War Veterans Monument Fremont Park, 4th Ave & Union St Civil War Veterans Monument Maplewood & Memorial Lawn Cemeteries, 2000 Prairie St Mexican-American World War II Veterans Memorial St. Catherine’s Church, 205 S Lawrence…

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Mural Tour of Downtown Emporia

eagle mural on building in Emporia

Welcome to the Emporia Self-Guided Walking and Driving Mural Tour! Our journey will start at the north end of Commercial Street. You’ll notice Emporia State University at 12th and Commercial where there are multiple museums, the Eppink & Gilson art galleries, and Peterson Planetarium that are well worth exploration. Stop in at Orange Leaf for…

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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

bison grazing at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve U.S. National Park

The 10,894 acre Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve protects a nationally significant remnant of the once vast Tallgrass prairie and its cultural resources. Less than 4% of the 400,000 acres of Tallgrass prairie remains today. An area of the preserve includes an 1881 historic ranch house, a limestone barn and outbuildings, and a one-room schoolhouse. A…

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Flint Hills Nature Trail

Sign at the Flint hills nature trail

The Flint Hills Nature Trail stretches for 117 miles across east-central Kansas and crosses the beautiful Flint Hills. Following the general route of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, the Flint Hills Nature Trail is the seventh longest rail-trail in America, and the longest trail in Kansas.

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