Life in a small town like Eureka is simple but not boring. Here are a few popular things to do with family and friends.
Things to Do
The public can access Fall River at the entrance of Orscheln Farm and Home or on South State Street. Fish year-round in the heated dock at state-stocked Eureka Lake, located 5 miles north of Eureka no North State Street. If you like bigger lakes, try Fall River Reservoir or Toronto Reservoir nearby. Get your fishing license here. Kids fish free.
The Gym has a racquetball court for members or pay by the day. It’s open 24 hours a day in case you want to play on a sleepless night. They have racquets and balls on hand to get you started.
Talk on the radio
Buy a radio ad on local station Coyote 93.9 FM and become a famous radio personality with DJ Steve! He also accommodates most music requests.
The Eureka Archery Club is very active, and holds both indoor and outdoor events throughout the year. Contact Frank Ray or stop by Wrathnak Archery & Supply downtown if you would like to give it a try.
Make a quilt
Chat while quilting with the Sandwich Club Guild ladies at the Lutheran Church every second Saturday at 9:30am or the Magic Circle Quilting Guild every Wednesday at 10am at the Senior Center. Also visit the world famous quilting supply shop Needle in a Haystack in nearby Severy.
Looking for local adventure? Join the Eureka Volunteer Fire Department. They meet the first Monday evening of ever month at the fire station on Main Street.
Shoot trap and skeet
Shoot clays with your buddies at the range at the Eureka Airport. Contact Ron Grundy for dates and times.
Cruise gravel roads
As one of the largest counties in Kansas, Greenwood County has lots of gravel roads to explore, complete with ghost towns! Here are a few handy maps to help you find interesting places. Load up family and friends and explore!
Try your hand at golf at Eureka Country Club, located northwest of Eureka on 13th street. Eat and swim too!
Try spinning some pottery then give up and buy the good stuff at BC Art Studio on Main Street. They are open 10-5 on weekdays, or by email appointment
Take a swim
The Eureka City Pool is located at the south end of Main Street, and also has a splash park for the little ones.
People visit Eureka from around the world to hunt deer, turkey, and waterfowl. The Kansas Department of Wildlife can set you up with the information you need to get started.
Play disc golf
Also known as Frisbee Golf, you can play at Lions Park south of Eureka on Jefferson Street.
Play pickle ball
Play pickleball with friends year-round at the Tornado Activity Center located north of the football field. If that’s not your thing, play basketball and volleyball too! When the weather is nice, the group plays at Lions Park and Riverside Park.
Buy a cow
…or at least watch other people buy cows at the sale barn every Thursday. Be sure to grab some good food at the Crazy Cow Cafe while you’re there.
Explore a waterfall
The waterfall at Eureka Lake is great fun to explore. The spillway has lots of cool rock formations loaded with geodes and fossils. Located five miles north of Eureka on North State Street.
Get a tan
If a tan from mother nature isn’t feasible, get your bronze bod with the tanning booths at Fox and the Hair or The Gym.
Climb Teter Rock
OK – Teter Rock isn’t a very long climb, but the view from there is amazing. Watch for herds of wild horses in the surrounding pasture. Located northwest of Eureka at the very north end of River Road.
Root for the Tornadoes
The Eureka Tornadoes sports teams play about every day of the week and they love to see fans in the stands! Check the school calendar for dates and times.
Geocaching is a big treasure hunt using a GPS or smart phone. Take the kids in search of over 40 caches hidden in the Eureka area.
The Eureka Parks and Recreation group organizes teams and leagues for kids playing softball, soccer, basketball, and football.
Try the rodeo
Eureka is located in ranch country, and ranchers love the rodeo! Whether you want to compete or just watch, there are lots of Saddle Club events and the big Eureka Pro Rodeo in August.
Have coffee with friends
There are several local hangouts for coffee, breakfast, and gossip. These places are a good place to start
Be a pool shark
There’s always someone willing to play pool at the Half Dollar Bar & Grill located at 1st and Main.
Explore local history
Take a walk back in time at the great museum, located just north of the courthouse.