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Address: 927 Exchange Street, Emporia, KS 66801
Phone Number: 620-342-2800
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Red Rocks State Historic Site - Worth the visit!!

Famous Kansan William Allen White's Emporia home, also know as Red Rocks, was an interesting an informative guided tour. William Allen White was not only well-known in Kansas, he... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
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Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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133 reviews 133 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Famous Kansan William Allen White's Emporia home, also know as Red Rocks, was an interesting an informative guided tour. William Allen White was not only well-known in Kansas, he was nationally and internationally respected. The Red Rocks home entertained five U.S. presidents and other famous Americans. Over 90% of the furnishings in the home are authentic White family possessions. Especially... More 

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Irvine, California
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27 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you are interested in historic personalities, it is worthwhile to visit Red Rocks, to learn more about William Allen White, the outspoken editor of the Emporia Gazette. A visitor center with a film about him is located in an outbuilding. The home is open by guided tour and reflects the designs of the Craftsman era. Allow about 1 to... More 

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London
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Good tour with knowledgeable guide. Fascinating to see the home and homelife of this leading US newspaperman.

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Osage City
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Did downtown Emporias ghost tour and this stop was a definite highlight! Really interesting history! Beautiful home and garden-what a treasure for the Emporia area! Will definitely go back!

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Bowie
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

A couple of the second floor rooms are empty while being refurbished, but what made this tour worthwhile were the two docents who are relatively new to the White home but who gave us a wonderful overview of the home, its occupants, including the publisher William Allen White, and his importance as a sort of unofficial advisor to five presidents,... More 

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Wamego, Kansas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

History from the front door. A beautifully kept historical home. Very interesting to tour.

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Topeka, Kansas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

don't make a special trip unless you are a particular fan of the gent/family. Interesting but placid view of a fellow in the midwest who had influence on many otehr people and the general area, and who endowed and interested others to encourage reading. Thanks!

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Emporia, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

I & a friend went on a very hot day and went to the guest house out behind the house where we met our tour guide a very interesting young man that knew a lot about what he was talking about. The tour is less than an hour. The house is large and has an interesting history with artifacts from... More 

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