Emporia, Kansas


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

1 Votes - "Most Patriotic"


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.

Emporia is the Founding City of Veteran's Day and we are proud of it!
Reviewed by RetAF
on September 17, 2012
It's a fun place to be.
Reviewed by tannerdb
on September 17, 2012
Founding city of Veterans Day. Great Veterans Day parade.
Reviewed by mcraw
on September 17, 2012
Everyone in this loves and respects our veterans, every day of the year not only in November. It's an honor to be a part of this town and all that they do
Reviewed by Sonia89
on September 17, 2012
Emporia is the founding town of Veterans day. On Veterans day every year all of the town turns its focus to those who have served and are serving this great nation.
Reviewed by DrakeAKL
on September 17, 2012
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