Welcome to Emporia, Kansas, founding city of Veterans Day and home of the All Veterans Tribute! Emporia is a progressive city whose leaders work together for the good of the whole community. We are the County Seat of Lyon County and located on Interstate 35 between Kansas City and Wichita. If you’re coming to town to visit, we hope you enjoy your stay.
The arts and theatre flourish in Emporia. Coffee shops, night clubs, and local businesses and organizations showcase live music year-round. Art exhibits featuring premiere art and photography are found at Emporia State University, the Emporia Arts Center, coffee shops and local businesses. Music reviews, murder mysteries, and Shakespeare come alive through the work of Emporia State University and Community Theatre of Emporia casts and crews.