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Delightful Indoor Spaces to Enjoy on your Next Visit

It’s January–Auld Lang Syne time–when we reflect back on the year that was. We’d like to treat you to some of our favorite moments from 2023, which would also make…

Make Plans for your Perfect Day in Emporia with Ideas from our Staff and Friends

It’s December and it’s chilly outside. How about a little inside peek at some of the cozy, warm, and comfy Emporia indoor spaces that are perfect places to spend some…

Emporia Offers One-of-a-Kind Gifts and the Latest Trends Without the Hustle and Bustle

The holidays are upon us–and we’re all searching for that perfect gift. Emporia offers an array of tempting choices from the fine retailers of our distinctly dynamic shopping districts. If…

Celebrate a Joyful Brief Reunion of the Living and the Dead During Día de los Muertos

The October “spooky factor” is celebrated across multiple cultures in a myriad of ways. Here in Emporia, a showcase event is our annual Día de Los Muertos festival. Most everyone…

William Allen White: Emporia’s Most Famous Native Son

Celebrate autumn in Emporia with a deeper dive into the legacy of our town’s most famous resident: William Allen White. The first Saturday in October celebrates William Allen White Legacy…

How We Celebrate End-of-Summer-Back-to-School Days!

Here we are in August, with one foot still stuck in summer and the other dipping a toe into back-to-school. It’s a wacky time of year, a mash-up of lazy…

Bubble Waffles, Gelato and More Cool Treats

I scream! You scream! We ALL scream for ice cream! July in Kansas is the perfect time to enjoy this luscious, creamy treat–and we’ve got you covered here in Emporia!…

Discover Hidden Gems on the Prairie Pour Tour

Summertime…and the livin’ is easy. Right? It’s also Heavy METL Time! Visit Manhattan, Visit Emporia, Visit Topeka and Explore Lawrence have announced the official launch of the MET&L Prairie Pour…

Art Scene Burgeoning Under Passionate Leadership

Everybody wants to be outside in the springtime–and what better way to do that than to enhance your Emporia visit by exploring some public art photo opportunities? You’ll never be…

Ready for a Weekend Disc Golf Road Trip?

It’s springtime in Emporia, so naturally your thoughts turn to disc golf, right? Up for an outdoor family-friendly adventure that’s right down the road? Our town isn’t called  the “Disc…