BLOG

Posts

History Center Offers Look at Lyon County’s Past

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…

Visit Emporia and See What Small-Town Charm is All About

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,…

Championship Golfing at Affordable Rates Makes the Emporia Municipal Course a Favorite Across Kansas

The Emporia Golf Course has a lot to admire from pristine greens to a championship experience, making it a great reason to travel to Emporia to hit some balls. For over 40 years, the Emporia Golf Course, a public course located just south of Emporia, Kansas, has welcomed golfers to play a round of golf…

Kansas City To Wichita: A Delightful Prairie Road Trip

We want to share an article with you written by travel blogger Sage Scott and recently published by TravelAwaits. Emporia and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve are both featured in the article titled “Kansas City to Wichita: A Delightful Prairie Road Trip.” Click if you would like to see the full article with photos and…

Side Gig Turns into Passion for Dusty Trail Gift Shoppe Owners

If you’re looking for unique Kansas-themed gifts, mildly off-color items and things for that notoriously hard-to-shop-for person, look no further than Dusty Trail Gift Shoppe located in the heart of downtown Emporia, Kansas. Shop owners Kimberly and Matthew Reynolds opened the store located at 1107B Commercial St. in May 2019. The shop features Midwest/Kansas items…

Hold on Just a Little Longer

For the last fourteen years in Emporia, the week following Memorial Day has been the lead up to the largest gravel event in the world, the Dirty Kanza. This May that won’t be happening. A normal May would see us still floating on the exhilarated high from the nearly three-million-dollar economic impact from Dynamic Discs’…

It’s Sink or Swim when Gallery Owner Risks Pivot to Stay Afloat After Pandemic Abruptly Halts Business 2 Weeks After Opening

Female entrepreneur, Kaila Mock, is giving local artists a place to display and sell their creations in her new gallery and store, Trox Gallery and Gifts, 729 Commercial St., Emporia, Kansas. Mock is the first person to open a business in Emporia Main Street’s incubator space, where businesses can reside for up to 18 months.…

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…