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.

A great town! A good place to live that is very proud to be the founding city of vetern's day.
Reviewed by alagg1
on September 17, 2012
Founding city of Veterans Day
Reviewed by yamahas350
on September 17, 2012
Wonderful town, the birthplace of Veteran's Day with a week long celebration.
Reviewed by kellyL
on September 17, 2012
Home of the Free and Brave and the birthplace of Veterans Day.
Reviewed by mabell_66y801
on September 17, 2012
Home of Veterans Day. Patriotism and support of our troops occurs year round.
Reviewed by debwilliams
on September 17, 2012
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