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.

We welcome everyone to our city with signs proclaiming "Emporia, Kansas, HOME of Veterans' Day!"
Reviewed by harzmanb
on September 17, 2012
Emporia has a wonderful Veteran's Memorial. They are home of The Veteran's Day Parade. There is a lot have history to be found in Emporia.
Reviewed by cowgirl2701
on September 17, 2012
The founding city of Veterans day and there is a week long veterans celebration. Come visit the most patriotic city, Emporia Kansas!
Reviewed by cableku
on September 17, 2012
I love this town. It has such great pride in itself and the United States.
Reviewed by sistajessa
on September 17, 2012
A super place for veterans of all campaigns!
Reviewed by jjrtuffy
on September 17, 2012
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