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Visit Disc Golf “Disneyland” Right Here in the Mid-West

The Disneyland of Disc Golf Often referred to as disc golf Disneyland by players, Emporia, Kansas, is a disc golfer’s playground with offerings for the beginner to the world-class competitive player. Emporia’s courses are so expansive that they attract players from across the world. Each year the largest disc golf tournament in the world, an…

Emporia Adds Distillery to List of Exceptional Attractions

Emporia, Kansas is celebrating the trifecta! The Trolley House Distillery has been added to the mix of our coveted microbrewery, Radius Brewing Company, and Twin Rivers Winery. One of only six microdistilleries in Kansas, Trolley House has been working hard the past two years and will soon be able to open their doors to the…

These Mischief Makers Share their Pot of Gold

What started out as three men and a dog in 1994 has blossomed into an organization that has given away $325,000 to local organizations and charities. Since the Emporia St. Patrick’s Day Committee’s humble beginning of walking four blocks in a parade, the organization has grown to about 15 committee members and this year the…

Emporia is 163! Recognizing the People Who Made Emporia What it is Today

Our great city of Emporia, Kansas, turns 163 this week. Founded as a business venture on Feb. 20, 1857, it has grown into the nearly 25,000 population that it is today. Settlers were beginning to come into the territory when G.W. Brown, a young editor of The Herald of Freedom newspaper in Lawrence, saw a…

Dine on This: Emporia Has Several New Restaurants to Please Your Palate

Emporia has an amazing number of one-of-a-kind local mom and pop type restaurants. A few more have been added to the mix recently and we’re hearing good things. If you’re a local or you’re coming to town for a visit, give these new places a try and let us know what you think. Chi Em…

Debunking the Old Myth “There’s Nothing to do in Emporia”

Emporia is committed to providing quality memorable experiences for our visitors. We believe if we achieve that goal people will want to keep coming back. There are lots of good reasons to visit emporia including world class events, a brewery, winery and soon to open distillery, national acts at the historic Granada Theatre, over two…

Events Large and Small: We Plan them All

If you are planning an event for four or 800 people, the Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau needs to be your first phone call. Whether your event is a coffee date, a wedding, a family reunion, a multi-day convention or anything in between, Emporia, Kansas can host it all with multiple venues large and small.…

2020: Make Reading your New Year’s Resolution

It’s time to set those New Year’s Resolutions. In 2020, consider adding reading to your resolution list. Emporia has its own Indie bookstore, Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, that will put you on your path to resolution success. Ellen Plumbs City Bookstore was the original bookstore in Emporia. It was opened in 1870 by Miss Ellen…

If Your Holiday List Includes Quirky, Funky and Authentic, We Have You Covered!

This holiday season if you’re looking for the perfect gift, look no further than Emporia, Kansas. Emporia has everything from specialty food and drinks, all-things disc golf, unique stocking stuffers, and everything in between. There is truly no need to head anywhere else for your holiday shopping needs! Vault Meats & Cheeses, 509 Commercial St.…

Park Honors All Veterans with Tablets of Honor in Founding City of Veterans Day

Veterans of the United States military from 35 states and two foreign countries are honored on Emporia, Kansas’s Tablets of Honor, 933 S. Commercial St. The Tablets of Honor are part of the All Veterans Memorial Park, which sits alongside the Cottonwood River. The concept of the Tablets of Honor was introduced to the community…