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Enjoy the Flint Hills this Spring

Spring brings warmer weather, rain and sunshine, waking the Flint Hills from winter rest to vibrant, verdant growth. Here’s our insider guide to experiencing the magic of spring in the Flint Hills with specialized tours and events ranging from botany lessons to moonlight horseback rides to Victorian dancing. Explore by bus Prairie Earth Tours Praire…

Forget Stuff – Give the Gift of an Experience

Finding the perfect gift isn’t easy. Every Christmas, we all do our best to figure out what new gadgets our loved ones can’t live without. But does everyone really need more stuff? And what about those people who seem to already have one of everything? This season, try giving the gift of an experience. You…

Where to shop for everyone on your list

Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle, but there are just 19 days left to shop before Christmas! To help you find exactly what you’re looking for, we have a list of Emporia’s shopping options on our website. If you need some inspiration to find the perfect gift, take a look through the categories below.…

Shop Local Online in Emporia this season!

The Christmas holiday season is rapidly approaching, and we know how hectic it is to do all that shopping. If you would rather snuggle under a blanket and buy all your gifts from the comfort of your couch, this article is for you. And no, we’re not talking about Amazon! Several of our local Emporia…

Fun things to do for Halloween 2017

It’s finally starting to feel like fall outside and we’re ready for Halloween! There’s lots to do in Emporia this Friday and Saturday, as well as Halloween night, so come out and enjoy this time of year in our beautiful city. Haunted Trail at Camp Alexander Friday & Saturday night, October 27-28 from 7:30pm to…

The spooky side of Emporia…

Halloween is nearly upon us. To help you get in the mood for tricks and treats, we found a few videos of Emporia’s spookiest places. A few years ago, a team of young men founded a paranormal research group called Men of Mystery to investigate supposed hauntings of some of Emporia’s oldest sites. The group…

Celebrating the Twinkie: America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure

We know you’ve heard of the Twinkie – an American icon – but did you know Emporia is the sole producer of the snack and has a festival celebrating them? Read up on some Twinkie trivia and then come out for a good time at Twinkies Festival this Saturday! Humble beginnings Invented in 1933 by James…

Emporia: The Disc Golf Vacation Destination

Emporia is a big deal on the disc golf scene. We have some of the best courses and tournaments in the country, and people are starting to take notice. Jeremy Rusco of Dynamic Discs shared an article with us about a couple who came from Illinois to play disc golf in Emporia: Die-hard disc golf…

Traveling Tips for Introverts

As an introvert, the idea of traveling can be an instant source of stress. Frequent excursions and immersion in crowds are not always pleasurable experiences for introverted people, to say the least. However, introverts stand to gain a lot from the experience of traveling, as they are inherently curious and thoughtful people, allowing them to…

How to Live Like a Local while Traveling

Many travelers take trips to new places with the goal of living, eating, and enjoying life like a local. Authentic, local experiences are some of the best experiences any traveler can have. Giant tourist traps abound in big cities, but if you’re visiting a rural destination, how do you know where to find those authentic…