Here We Are!
Emporia State University is located next to downtown Emporia, a vibrant town of about 27,000 with coffee shops, restaurants, a wonderful art deco theatre and an arts scene that includes a symphony orchestra, which links with Emporia State's renowned music program. Its system of city parks rivals Kansas’ best.
Emporia is known as the “Front Porch to the Flint Hills,” the state’s most magical landscape with the world’s largest tract of undisturbed tall grass prairie. The beautiful Flint Hills also offer the following outdoor experiences:
- Twenty miles from town is the Tallgrass National Prairie Preserve with fishing and more than 40 miles of hiking trails.
- Ready to bike? At the north end of campus,there’s College Trails, Emporia’s oldest single track trail system. It consists of a network of winding trails that run along the Neosho River.
- Looking for more fishing? Consider the John Redmond Reservoir and Melvern Lake, where you can boat, camp, swim, bike and hike 30 minutes from town.
- Looking to spot an American bald eagle? Just 30 minutes away is the Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge in Hartford.