Emporia, Kansas

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

1 Votes - "Most Patriotic"

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Emporia, KS prides itself in founding Veterans Day, which they celebrate with a full week of festivities. Locals support the troops and celebrate America with events and fundraisers year round. Emporia is located between Kansas City and Wichita on Interstate 35.

Tour the All Veterans Memorial and Park, which honors all who have served our country in every branch of the military. The town also offers other memorials, the Lyon County Museum, the Schmidt Museum of Natural History, and the David Traylor Zoo. An aquatic center and 18 parks in Emporia will please the active traveler.

Emporia State University draws students from far and wide and provides a museum of its own and competitive athletics. Emporia’s also home to the National Teacher’s Hall of Fame and the William Allen White residence, a favorite place for visitors to stay.

Food is a highlight here, with many restaurants where the people are friendly and the owners are often hands-on, doing everything from bussing tables to manning the grill. Try the enchiladas at Casa Ramos, the giant sandwiches at Amanda’s Bakery and Café, the juicy and cheap burgers at J’s Burgers, or the mouthwatering ribs at Bobby D’s BBQ.

Home of Veteran's Day!
Reviewed by sbastin34
on September 17, 2012
Emporia doesn't just honor their Veterans for one day, they pack a whole week full of activities that remember all our armed service members. American flags fly throuhout the downtown area and on nearly every business in town. Volunteers are alway ready to help pack care packages every year that are sent to our active duty troops. In Emporia we remember and we are proud to show our RED WHITE and BLUE!
Reviewed by cschoeck
on September 17, 2012
Home of Veteran's Day!
Reviewed by gmrichey
on September 17, 2012
Founding city of veteran's day!
Reviewed by kellywade
on September 17, 2012
Excellent patriotism!
Reviewed by r9stedt
on September 17, 2012
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