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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…

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…