Awards

People love Emporia. Here are just a few of the accolades we’ve received:

#1 Best Main Street in America
USA Today, 2016
10best.com

Best Brewery in Kansas (Radius Brewing Company)
Yahoo Travel, 2015
yahoo.com

Governor’s Tourism Award, 2015
Dirty Kanza 200

#25 Best Small City in America
Nerdwallet, 2015
nerdwallet.com

World’s Best Drinking Water
Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition, 2013
travel.cnn.com

Most Patriotic City Finalist
Rand McNally Best of the Road, 2013
randmcnally.com

Official Recognition as the Founding City of Veterans Day
United States Congress, 2003
gpo.gov

Tourism Industry Awards

1st Place Integrated Marketing Campaign, 2016
Travel Industry Association of Kansas