What We Do

Stop into the Visitors Center at 719 Commercial Street for free Visitors Guides, maps, and brochures!

If you need help planning your visit, please contact Visit Emporia’s friendly staff. We can provide:

  • suggestions for lodging, attractions and local events that match your time and interests
  • suggestions for the best places to visit or dine based on your personal preferences
  • easy-to-follow directions to anywhere in Emporia and the Flint Hills area

To provide quality, memorable experiences, inspiring people to visit Emporia.

Emporia will be the leading Kansas destination for experiential travel, inspired by the region’s majestic Flint Hills, creative spirit and welcoming attitude.


Visit Emporia is responsible for marketing Emporia to potential visitors and meeting planners as well as working with community partners to create memorable experiences in Emporia. We also serve as the visitor information center for Emporia with additional information about the surrounding area and the State of Kansas.

Funding for the bureau comes from the collection of a 7% transient guest tax on each hotel, motel, or bed and breakfast room rented in the City of Emporia and Lyon County each year.

Visit Emporia functions as a division of the Emporia Area Chamber or Commerce (per contract agreement with the City) and resides with them in the Trusler Business Center at 719 Commercial Street. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Please call us at (620) 342-1600 or stop by and visit.