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Very interesting and educational

We first watched a video that presented history of the family tree and the family impact on Emporia... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Wichita, Kansas
Who the heck was William Allen White?

The tour was $6 per person, lasted about an hour and was worth every cent. I didn't know anything... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We first watched a video that presented history of the family tree and the family impact on Emporia as well as the politics (he advised 6 presidents and 5 presidents visited his house). The house contains mostly original furnishings. The Whites had purchased items throughout...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

The tour was $6 per person, lasted about an hour and was worth every cent. I didn't know anything about him, the house or his family. It turns out that he was in fact very important and influential in US and World politics. The story...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

It's definitely worth a stop, as it takes only one hour to take the tour and browse the visitors' center. The tour guide said 95% of the furnishings in the home are original. The only disappointment is that visitors are not allowed to see the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We had been to/thru Emporia many times but had never stopped at Red Rocks. It is an impressive structure and our guide did a fine job informing us about the White family and the structure's history.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Trevor W
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We visited Red Rocks SHS on our "state-cation". There is a typewriter in the lobby to document your visit to this historic site. Tours are given!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Casey E
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Not a whole lot going on with this tour, but still enjoyable. We were able to learn something about the history of Emporia and how one of its residents were able to impact national politics. Short tour of about an hour and cheap. It was...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

After visiting the Emporia Zoo we ventured over to the William Allen White House for a tour. What an interesting place. We learned so much about William Allen White that we had never known before. We had a wonderful tour guide who really helped us...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Downtown Emporia looks much like it did in the 1950's. You need to see this if you have not experienced classic America.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank RattlesnakeCharlie
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a very important part of Emporia's history. Many famous folks have sought William Allen White's counsel regarding world affairs. "Red Rocks" is steeped in things of historical import. If you visit Emporia, this should be on your list of "things to do".

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank lewmath62
Reviewed 23 June 2016

William Allen White was nationally syndicated columnist. Friends with many presidents who visited him in Emporia. House and grounds available for tour. Best tour stop in Emporia

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Michael M
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