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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 like adventure. The land for the park was donated by the White family in 1926 and dedicated to the memory of their daughter Mary. Native…

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 County Historical Society was founded in 1937 by the Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter in Emporia, said Lisa Soller deputy director of 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 you feel comfortable and welcome. We have authentic experiences just waiting for you to enjoy. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Eat,…

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…