About Emporia

Let's have a look around into background of Emporia

County: Lyon County
State: Kansas
Country: United States
Latitude: 38.4038889
Longitude: -96.1813889
Time zone: Central Standard Time Zone
Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -6 hours

Weather in Emporia

Climate: Humid Sub-Tropical Climate
Best Time to Visit: March to May


Emporia is a city in and the county seat of Lyon County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 24,916. Emporia lies between Topeka and Wichita.

Distance from Emporia center to Airport

The closest major airport to Emporia, Kansas is Forbes Field (FOE / KFOE). This airport is in Topeka, Kansas.
Driving Distance: 60 miles / 97 km
Driving Time: 61 Minutes
Languages: English followed by Spanish being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

Airport: Forbes Field 
Rail: Bnsf Railway System.
Road: Bus: Greyhound Bus Lines and Lyon County Area Transportation.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars: 
Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
For Hotels:
Room Service: $5 Minimum
Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
Concierge: Between $5 - $25
Valet Parking: 
Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5  

Nearby Tourist Cities

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  • Climate: Humid Subtropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: June to August
Tourist Attractions
  • El Dorado Conference Center
  • Union County Courthouse
  • Courthouse Square



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  • Climate: Humid continental climate
  • Best Time to Visit:  March and May
Tourist Attractions
  • Ottawa Tourism
  • Royal Canadian Mint
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  • Climate: Between Humid Continental and Humid Sub-Tropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: January, Febuary, and December
Tourist Attractions
  • Kansas State Capitol
  • Topeka Zoo
  • Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site

Emergency Contact Numbers in Emporia city

Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
Railroad: +1 800-795-2673 
Airport: +1 (216) 696-7170( Forbes Field )
Hospital: +1 410 332 9000


Twinkies Festival
Lyon County Fair
Christmas Parade

Tourist Attractions

Old Emporia Public Library
David Traylor Zoo of Emporia
William Allen White House

Theatre & Concerts

Granada Theater
B & B Emporia Flinthills 8 Cinemas

Visit Top Restaurants in Emporia

Radius Brewing Company
Bobby D's
Shangri-La Sushi and Teriyaki

Top Shopping Centers in Emporia

Flinthills Mall
Studio 11 Boutique
Emporia West Plaza 

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

Schmidt Museum
Lyon County History Center
The National Teachers Hall of Fame

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

Cheesesteak – Do-B's
Burger – J's Carryout
Enchiladas – Casa Ramos

Sports Club

Emporia Golf Course – Golf
Family Martial Arts Center – Martial Arts 
Flint Hills Lanes Family Fun Center – Bowling Alley 

Shelling Out Dollars

Imported beer: $ 4.35
Taxi: $ 2.95 (base price)
3 BHK (Downtown): $ 815.00 
Cheap meal: $ 10.39
Gasoline: $ 0.56 / litre
3 course meal: $ 43.50