See & Do

A Jeeping Guide: The Flint Hills Surrounding Emporia

Emporia is known for its gravel cycling and disc golf, but do you know what is growing in popularity? Jeeping. Since the Flint Hills are located mostly west of Emporia…

The Scoop on Halfway to Everywhere!

We’ve got the scoop on who’s playing when and where at the Halfway to Everywhere (H2E) music and arts festival this weekend! The event is Saturday, September 4, from noon…

It’s Easy to be a Peter Pan in this Place

Peter Pan Park is a favorite among both Emporia residents and visitors. This 50+ acre park is packed full of amenities and offers something for all ages, especially those who…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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.…