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Community Connection- EMPORIA!: Things to Do!

Connecting FHTC to the Emporia Community

B and B Theaters

B and B Theaters in the Flint Hills Mall

Recently refurbished the theater now features 8 auditoriums all with leather reclining seating options.  New projectors, screens and other fabulous updates, you can now watch a movie in style here in Emporia!  Additionally, the theater also started including a Thursday Night retro movie option for only $5!


DISC Golf courses

Jones Park

Industrial exit south from I-35, 1st left (east) on 18th St. to a left on Prairie St. The park is on right (next to I-35). Park in the lot on the far east side of the park and hole 1 plays towards the house and the road on the north side of the park.

East  18 Hole Par 62

West  18 Hole Par 55    

Peter Pan Park Course

I35; exit 130 south. Follow Hwy 99 south through town to a right on Kansas Ave. Turn left on Congress to the baseball complex. 1st tee is west of fields at the south end of the park.

18 Hole Par 55

Emporia Middle School Course

I-35; Industrial exit, go right (north), to a left on 24th. 0.5 mile to middle school on left.

18 Hole Par 54

Flint Hills Technical Course

From I-35 exit at Industrial Rd. Make a left at W 18th Ave. Stay on 18th Ave. and you will see Flint Hills Technical College on the left-hand side of the road. Hole #1 is directly in front of FHTC and plays from the East to the West.

9 Hole Par 27

Museums and Historical Sights

711 Commercial, Emporia


Admission: Adults- $5; Students and Lyon County Residents- $2; Seniors (60+)- $3

Museum Members, Active Service Members and Children (6 and Under) - Free
History Center & Museum 
Open Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed

Research Library
Research Library - Tuesday - Thursday: By appointment; 

Friday and Saturday: Walk-In Hours 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed

Richard Howe House & Welsh Farmstead
Richard Howe House & Welsh Farmstead - 315 E. Logan
Open by Appointment

Appointments but must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.  
All three locations are closed on New Year's Day, Independence Day (July 4th), Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving Week and Christmas Day.
Hours of operation are subject to change without notice and may be different during special events.  


Kansas Free For Arts

Main Street Axe Co.

Walk in for good, old fashioned competitive fun anytime.  Or rent a lane with friends for you to bury the hatchet!  Walk-ins are based on availability so please consider a reservation if you would like to assure play at a certain time.

Escape Rooms


David Traylor Zoo

Hours of Operation:

10:00 AM-4:30 PM Daily 

(Except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day)

Zoo Education Center open 1 -4 pm  on M/W/F 

Located in Soden's Grove: South Commercial Street


Emporia Arts Center

Emporia Granada Theatre

The Granada Theatre was constructed in 1929 at a cost of $350,000 ($4.82 million in 2016 dollars[2]). Its 1,400-seat capacity made it one of the largest movie palaces in Kansas. The theatre was dedicated on October 3, 1929, in a speech by “The Sage of Emporia,” William Allen White. During its early years, the theatre attracted many famous performers. In addition to screening movies, it was used for everything from beauty contests to traveling vaudeville acts. It was leased for many years to the Fox Corporation and became known as the Fox Theatre.[3]...

In cooperation with the Kansas Preservation Alliance, the Emporia Granada Theatre Alliance was formed and acquired the building, saving it from destruction. Since then, the Alliance members and numerous volunteers have spent countless hours stabilizing and renovating the outside of the building and preparing for the interior phase of the project. Working cooperatively with other local arts, cultural and tourism organizations, the Alliance has developed a plan to make the Granada Theatre a keystone facility – a place that builds community.

-Information Courtesy of Emporia Granada Theatre Website

Explore the Area around Emporia

Golf Courses

Mini Golf, Go Carts, Batting Cages

Recreation Centers


Please note that this page is updated as new information becomes available. All information for this website was acquired from the public websites of the organizations. If you know of any additions or corrections to existing information provided; please contact
Library Hours: 7:30 am to 7:00 pm Monday thru Thursday; 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Friday Located at 3301 W. 18th Ave. Emporia, Kansas 66801