Insider Tips

Burning Desire: Watch the Flint Hills Transform Through Fire

Here in the Flint Hills, we greet the arrival of spring with a unique agricultural practice: pasture burning. For several weeks from late March through April, the skies are lit…

5 ways to entertain your visitors this holiday

Are you hosting family and friends for the holidays this year? Need something to do with them this weekend? Get out of the house and enjoy what Emporia has to…

2018 Holiday Shopping Guide

Christmas is upon us once again, and our local Emporia merchants are ready to help you find that perfect gift. We’ve organized Emporia’s shopping options by category, so you can…

Honoring the Military Family

Emporians have a tradition of honoring our veterans year-round, but especially in November. As the founding city of Veterans Day, we recognize the sacrifices of our men and women in…

Emporia’s 2018 Halloween Tricks & Treats – Your Ultimate Guide

It’s scary how much fun you’ll have in Emporia this Halloween! We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to nearly two weeks of special Halloween events for everyone, dead or alive!…

Sertoma Mini Train is Turning 60!

All aboard for a very special birthday party! The Sertoma miniature train at Soden’s Grove has been a fixture of summer evenings and children’s birthday parties for six decades. The…

It’s Hot. Here’s a Few Cool Things to Do This Month!

It may be sweltering outside, but Emporia is bursting with summer fun events for all ages. We’ve rounded up some of the best options for indoor, evening, and late night…

Bike Murder Ordained

Popular with ghost hunters and teens looking for a scare, Rocky Ford Bridge (or Bird Bridge to locals) is also the centerpiece of the Murder Ordained cycling route. The route…

Impress your kids with a day out (for less than $1!)

We’re days away from the end of the school year! As your kids (and teachers) are counting down the days until summer, are you racking your brain for fun things…

National Tourism Week 2018

National Tourism Week is May 6-10, but so many amazing events are happening in Emporia during that time, we’ve decided to celebrate early! In honor of National Tourism Week, the…