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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…

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.…

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…

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.…

Join Us In the Founding City of Veterans Day for the 2019 All Veterans Tribute!

As the founding city of Veterans Day, Emporia, Kansas, is proud to host more than two weeks of events honoring our veterans. Plan to visit for one of our special events. There are enough events Nov. 8-11 to make it a long weekend. For accommodation information, visit our Hotels/Motels Directory. Veterans Day History According to…

Emporia is THE Place to be this Fall!

As summer winds down and things cool off, Emporia, Kansas, heats up and boasts events for everyone. Mark your calendars and plan to have fun with festivals, live music, disc golf, gravel rides and arts & entertainment. Whether you live near or far, grab some friends and head to Emporia for a variety of fall…

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 with flames and the sweet smell of burning Tallgrass permeates the air. Why do we burn our pastures? Prescribed or controlled burns are a vital…

What You Must Do in Emporia! – Part 1

We love having visitors! Our mission at the Convention and Visitors Bureau is to inspire people to visit, stay, dine, shop and play in Emporia. Whether you are an outdoor adventurist, day tripper, art lover, history buff, foodie or simply looking for someplace to have a family outing, we want you to come often and…