What would the mayor of Emporia do on a perfect day? Looks like it involves lots of coffee and drinks! 8:00 am – Start with Coffee at Granada Coffee Company – The French Roast is unbeatable! 8:10 am – Take a Drive around Emporia and tune into the Saturday Morning Sports Talk on KVOE –…

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Our day begins with breakfast at the downtown Commercial Street Diner. I personally like the Omelette with a small side of biscuits and gravy and coffee. Then we are off to visit the Emporia All Veteran’s Memorial. In fact, Emporia is the founding city of Veteran’s Day! Just around the corner we visit the David…

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When we think of the perfect way to spend our Saturday, we needn’t look any further than our own backyard. Saturday mornings are a great time for a bike ride.  Before we head out, though, we’d stop off at Commercial St Diner for a hearty breakfast.  After we’ve had our fill, we’d enjoy a good…

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I love it when I meet up with my family and friends, especially when it’s girls’ time. So, what will my perfect day with my mother, sister, nieces, and best friend and her daughters look like? We would start our day off right by going to Commercial Street Diner for breakfast. It is the most…

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NEWS RELEASE March 17, 2021                                             Contact Information Jeanine McKenna President/CEO Office: 620.342.1600 Fax:  620.342.3223 [email protected]   LeLan Dains Named as Director of Convention & Visitors Bureau EMPORIA, KAN. – The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that LeLan Dains has been chosen as the Director of the Emporia Convention & Visitors…

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Calling all pasta lovers! The Gustoso food truck, which opened on July 3, is taking on Emporia’s pasta cravings with their delicious menu. With its generous portions and unique flavors, there is something for everyone at Gustoso. Gustoso, which is currently located behind Mulready’s Pub, 717 Commercial St., was opened by three friends, Rosinel Rosas,…

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Peter Pan Park is a favorite among both Emporia residents and visitors. This 50+ acre park is packed full of amenities and offers something for all ages, especially those who like adventure. The land for the park was donated by the White family in 1926 and dedicated to the memory of their daughter Mary. Native…

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Since its inception, the Lyon County Historical Society in Emporia has preserved history and educated the public and that mission continues today in the heart of downtown Emporia. The Lyon County Historical Society was founded in 1937 by the Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter in Emporia, said Lisa Soller deputy director of the Lyon…

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If you’ve been going a little stir-crazy lately, and really who hasn’t, it’s time to spread your travel wings and take an adventure to Emporia. Our small-town charm will make you feel comfortable and welcome. We have authentic experiences just waiting for you to enjoy. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Eat,…

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