- The list below includes 18 free or cheap things to do in or near Emporia, Kansas, including 19 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Recreation Centers, Bowling and Movie Theaters.
- From Emporia -City of to Peter Pan Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Emporia and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Cottonwood Falls.
A theater of the B & B Family, Flint Hills 8 Cinemas shows new movie releases along with periodic features such as classics and child-friendly films. The theater also offers concessions where popcorn, soda and candy can be purchased.
The Emporia Recreation Commission is a group dedicated to organizing and operating a number of different recreational programs in the local community. Sports leagues, recreation classes, and facility rentals are among the services the group provides.
The Emporia Recreation Center has an indoor pool for open swimming, a full sized gymnasium, racquetball courts, a fitness center, game room, community room, and walking track. A number of youth and adult sports programs and fitness classes are available.