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2020 VISITORS GUIDE

UNIQUE EVENTS, DINING AND MORE! Experience everything Emporia has to offer

NATURALLY DIFFERENT You belong in Emporia for fun and adventure

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• Weddings • Receptions • Conferences • Meetings

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ANNUAL EVENTS

Festivals and events for all ages.

AUTHENTIC EMPORIA

Enjoy unique shopping and products that you can only find in Emporia.

ARTS & MUSIC

See live music, film and theatre, or visit with an artist.

DISC GOLF

Emporia might not have invented disc golf, but it was perfected here.

CYCLE CITY

Adventure in the epicenter of the gravel cycling world.

THE FLINT HILLS

Experience the Flint Hills as they were meant to be enjoyed.

AUTHENTIC WESTERN The modern western experience.

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BY THE SEASON

The right time to visit Emporia is anytime.

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in Emporia You belong adventure. for fun and

FAMILY FUN

Create memories with fun and excitement for the whole family. Emporia’s story is founded in teaching and serving.

COLLEGE LIFE

We are home to Emporia State University.

LOCAL FOOD

Visit all the tastes that Emporia has to offer.

MAPS AND LODGING

Find your way around Emporia.

From cycling, hiking, kayaking, or just taking in a sunset, there are many ways to enjoy the Flint Hills.

LLY NATURRA T E DIFFE N

Celebrate a melting pot of cultures.

LOCAL HISTORY

ON THE COVER

everything Experience to offer. Emporia has

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WELCOME!

HELLO! Welcome to Emporia, Kansas!

Like the cover says, You DO belong in Emporia for fun and adventure! Centrally located in the heart of Kansas, we are near major metros and major countryside, namely, the Kansas Flint Hills. In just a few minutes, you’re in the midst of the largest remaining stand of tallgrass prairie in the world. Drive around, ride around, walk or run around Emporia and the scenic Flint Hills. You will discover Emporia is naturally different. Check out the special pull-out section featuring the Flint Hills of Kansas, a region that is near and dear to Emporia. Your time in Emporia will truly be unforgettable.

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Meet here, meet friends, make new friends,

and plan your visit around something different. Discover the urge to plan a return trip, come again, do more and stay longer! Call or stop in at the Emporia Convention and Visitors Bureau for assistance with maps, guides, event planning and more. We’re at 719 Commercial or visitemporia.com. Cheers, Susan Rathke, Director of the Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau


Lyon County History Center

711 Commercial St • 620-340-6310 Open Tuesday through Saturday,10am – 4pm

F O T R A P BECOME

Y R O HIST

Richard Howe House & Welsh Farmstead

315 E Logan Ave • 620-340-6310 Open by Appointment

Now open at our new location!

711 Commercial

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ANNUAL EVENTS

There is always something happening in Emporia. From block parties and parades to extreme sporting events, Emporia has something for everyone. For more information, go to visitemporia.com

JANUARY

Flint Hills League Basketball Tournament WL White Arena Lyon County League Basketball Tournament WL White Arena

APRIL

Symphony in the Flint Hills

The Taste WL White Arena

Emporia Friends of the Zoo Open House David Traylor Zoo

Dirty Kanza Training Camp

GBO Beer Fest Downtown

Glaciers Edge Basketball Tournament Emporia High School

Glass Blown Open Disc Golf Tournament Area Disc Golf Courses

FEBRUARY

MAY

Sunday at White Library Sunflower Gymnastics Winter Invitational WL White Arena Special Olympics Polar Plunge Mouse Lake

MARCH

Glass Blown Open Final Round & Block Party Area Disc Golf Courses La Grind Gravel Race Camp Wood Cinco De Mayo Downtown Flatland Cruisers Car Show Downtown

St. David’s Day Concert Presbyterian Church West Campus

Flint Hills Rodeo Strong City

Kansas Miss Amazing Emporia High School

Dirty Kanza Gravel Race Downtown

KSHSAA State Basketball WL White Arena

JUNE

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown

Emporia Municipal Band Concerts Fremont Park

Monkey Island Open Disc Golf Tournament

Live in the Lot Downtown

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Runners begin the race at FreedomFest.

United States Amateur Match Play Championships (Singles) Artists and Authors in the Garden Red Rocks

JULY

SEPTEMBER

Halfway to Everywhere Music Festival Downtown Great American Market Downtown United States Amateur Match Play Championship (Doubles) Wildlife Appreciation Days Bluestem Farm & Ranch Supply

Emporia Municipal Band Concerts Fremont Park

Poetry on the Porch Red Rocks

Live in the Lot Downtown

OCTOBER

USATF Region 9 Track & Field Welch Stadium PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships Area Disc Golf Courses Lunar Kanza Gravel Ride Gravel City Adventure & Supply

AUGUST

Lyon County Free Fair Lyon County Fairgrounds Flint Hills Beef Fest Lyon County Fairgrounds

William Allen White Children’s Book Awards Emporia State University No Coast Film Festival Emporia Granada Theatre Emporia Ladies Open Disc Golf Tournament Rush the Rails Flint Hills Nature Trail Radius Open Disc Golf Tournament Peter Pan Park Dynamic Discs Open Disc Golf Tournament Haunted Tours Downtown

ESU Homecoming Celebration Emporia State University Dia de Los Muertos Downtown KSHAA State Volleyball WL White Arena

NOVEMBER

All Veterans Tribute Freedom Fest Soden’s Grove Veterans Day Parade Downtown Veterans for Vets Disc Golf Tournament Peter Pan Park KSHSAA State Football Welch Stadium Artist Open House Plumb Place

DECEMBER

Christmas Parade Downtown White Christmas Red Rocks USD 253 Seasonal Celebration WL White Auditorium

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The Sweet Granada

Granada Theatre

Granada Coffee Company

Welcome to the sweetest place in Kansas! We’re the only gourmet chocolate shop in the Midwest with 200 handmade chocolates and the home of Pop-Choc. Stop in for perfect one-of-akind chocolate gifts to take home.

The Emporia Granada Theatre was built in 1929, and has been providing entertainment and memories to the citizens of Emporia. Attend an event or rent the beautiful space for your own function.

Granada Coffee Company has been voted ‘Best Coffee’ in the Flint Hills for 15 straight years. We are located in the heart of the Granada District and nestled between the historic Granada Theatre and the Emporia Arts Center.

620.342.9600 • sweetgranada.com

620-342-3342 • emporiagranada.com

620.342.4001 • granadacoffeecompany.com

Emporia Arts Center

Eclectic Bikes

Jack’s Lawn & Pool

Emporia Arts Center invites you to visit our beautiful Trusler Gallery Exhibits, come shop the Glaser Gift Store for unique gifts, and check out our amazing selection of art classes. Please visit us on our website for upcoming performances.

Welcome to the coolest bicycle shop in town! If you want a new bike (KTM, Jamis, Trailmate & Rans); custom build, or a cool classic bike, we are located at 823 Commercial. We offer full service on all bikes and sell parts and accessories.

We are the only full service Pool & Spa Store located in downtown Emporia. Stop in to see our full line of BBQ grills, sauces and rubs. Be sure to check out our NEW Gift Shoppe Edition, we are so much more than a Pool Store!

620.343.6473 • emporiaksarts.org

620.208.6200 • eclecticbikes.com

620.208.7660 • jackslawnandpool.com

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AUTHENTIC EMPORIA 4 MUST VISIT GIFT SHOPS Koch Gifts 706 Commercial St. Nestled in downtown, Koch Gifts has been providing charming gifts, collectibles, and that hard to find hand ware for travelers. Providing over 5,000 sq ft of everyday and the not-so-everyday gifts.

Don & Mary Glaser Art and Gift Shop

UNIQUE FINDS

Enjoy an authentic shopping experience without the stress. Stroll down Commercial Street and discover our one-of-akind boutiques and shops.

815 Commercial St. Located in the Emporia Arts Center, is the spot to discover amazing art created by local and regional artists.

GET AROUND

Plum Bazaar 615 Commercial St.

the local bike shop. Eclectic Bikes (823 Commercial St.) is a

Create your own work of art with supplies from Plum Bazaar. It is the area’s largest selection of beads, handcrafted jewelry, and craft supplies.

specialty bicycle shop where you can rent or buy vintage

Dusty Trail Gift Shoppe 1107B Commercial St. Curating a collection of gifts, crafts, vintage decor and antiques weathered on Kansas farms and Midwest pride. Consider Dusty Trail for your gift giving needs.

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No trip to a cycling-oriented city is complete without a stop at

road bikes. Enjoy the biking experience with three-hour and full-day rental bikes. Explore our downtown area, the treelined streets, the Emporia State University campus, or the scenic Flint Hills. Explore the community on one of Emporia’s Bike Share bikes. They are a great way to shop without having to look for parking. Find the bicycle stations by downloading the Movatic App. visitemporia.com


THE GREAT AMERICAN MARKET Over 8,000 people each year attend this annual street market, a project of Emporia Main Street. Held on historic Commercial Street, the Great American Market features hundreds of vendors selling collectibles, antiques, artwork, crafts, and food!

A TIMELY CRAFT Reinventing, creating and maintaining timepieces is the mission of Time Travelers (501 Commercial St.). Keeping a dying craft alive, their showroom features an eclectic collection of clocks both vintage and new.

LOCAL ARTISTS Trox Gallery and Gifts (729 Commercial St.) is Emporia’s newest

TRENDY STYLES sounds too good to be true, it isn’t! Locally

Romantic occasions don’t happen often enough. Sometimes you need to take a weekend and get away.

art gallery. Showcasing

BOOK A ROOM

local artists, this

The Gufler Mansion (612 West 12th Ave.) is your historic get-away in Emporia. This neo-classical turn of the century home is the perfect destination to experience those special moments with your friends and loved ones.

gallery has the best art

If boutique selection without boutique prices

ROMANTIC GETAWAYS

the region has to offer at affordable prices.

owned, Studio 50-4 (504 Commercial St.) offers a variety of fashion apparel and accessories guaranteed to please everyone.

SHARE A BOTTLE OF VINO Relax at Twin Rivers Winery (627 Commercial St.) with a bottle of your favorite handcrafted Kansas wines. Book a private tasting that includes cheeses and locally made chocolates.

ENJOY TRADITIONAL JAPANESE COOKING

WHAT IS OLD IS NEW AGAIN Looking for stylish finds for your home? Explore historic Commercial Street and find re-purposed art, furniture, and antiques at some of the most unique shops and boutiques in the state. Discover unusual antiques and collectibles at one of our amazing shops – Poehler Merchantile Antiques (301 Commercial St.), and Mikes’ Attic (623 Commercial St.).

Traditional Japanese style cooking techniques ensure perfection at Hagaya Ramen Shop (1111 Commercial St.). Serving everything from modern Yuzu Ramen to their signature Tonkotsu Ramen.

SEE A SHOW Catch a concert featuring some of today’s biggest acts at the Granada Theatre (807 Commercial St.). This historic theatre has an atmosphere like no other place.

PUT A RING ON IT Give him a hint by visiting Kari’s Diamonds & Bridal Boutique (1015 Industrial Rd A). This custom design jewelry store features a lovely selection of diamonds and jewelry to accommodate any price range.

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AUTHENTIC EMPORIA

INDULGE IN EMPORIA

There is plenty to love about Emporia’s local scene. With locally made brews and wines, chocolates and coffees, and artisan goods and souvenirs, living like a local has never been so good.

ARTISAN WINES

LOCAL SPIRITS

Nestled in the heart of downtown, stop by

The Trolley House Distillery (502 S. Commercial

Twin Rivers Winery (627 Commercial St.) for a flight of handcrafted wines produced on-site. With over a dozen wines made from varietals of grapes that are grown in Kansas, the tasting room is a must see for any visit to town.

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St.) is Emporia’s newest destination. With locally distilled moonshine, vodka, and whiskey, their tasting room is the perfect place to enjoy an authentic Kansas cocktail. visitemporia.com


RADIUS BREWING CO. This brewpub is one of the best restaurants in town. Serving wood-fired brick-oven pizzas, sandwiches, artisan-style appetizers and a rotating chef’s menu, Radius Brewing Co. (610 Merchant St.) is worth the stop. Some of the best beer in the state is brewed right in their dining area. Make it a point to stop in for Sunday brunch!

COFFEE CLASSICS Start your day at the Granada Coffee Company (809 Commercial St.). Located next to the Granada Theatre, it is a true treasure of Emporia. Snuggle up in an overstuffed chair surrounded by local history in this unique shop. Granada Coffee Company was voted Emporia Gazette Readers’ Choice Awards Best Coffee 15 years in a row. Sometimes you just have to slow down, have a nice cup of joe and enjoy the atmosphere in one of Emporia’s independently owned coffee shops. Gravel City Roasters (608 Commercial St.) hand roasts their own beans and crafts signature drinks like the Frank’s Crowbar.

DESTINATION DOWNTOWN

Discover artisan shopping in the best downtown in America. Emporia’s walkable city center is a hub of dining and shopping.

SWEET DELICACIES Don’t miss the handmade chocolates, fudges and confections at The Sweet Granada (803 Commercial St.). Near the historic Granada Theatre, this specialty chocolate shop uses premium ingredients to make gourmet candies and treats daily.

FOR THE FOOD CURIOUS SOUL Vault Meats and Cheeses (509 Commercial St.) is a fantastic little shop with a wide selection of cured meats and cheeses from around the world. Make the perfect charcuterie board with recommendations from the extremely knowledgeable staff. You can also pick up a fresh baked loaf of bread to compliment your meats and cheeses.

SAVORY MEATS Fanestil Meats (4700 W. US-50) has been making the best tasting smokehouse meats since 1942. Fanestil Meats Fresh Local Market is the best place to find the tastiest ham and turkey. Their selection of meats, bacon, salsas, cheese and other local goods can’t be beat. visitemporia.com

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ARTS & MUSIC

BOHEMIAN CITY

The community’s vibrant arts scene is woven into the fabric of Emporia. With galleries, live music, public art and events, Emporia will win over any art enthusiast.

MARQUEE GLAMOR The glitz of the historic Granada Theatre (807 Commercial St.) makes every event glamorous. This 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival theatre has been completely restored and has an atmosphere like no other place. Catch a concert such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Scotty McCreery or Wyclef Jean, or rent the facility for corporate meetings or events.

ART FOR EVERYONE The Emporia Arts Center (815 Commercial St.) is central to the Emporia art scene. View exhibits from local and regional artists in the Trusler Gallery or shop in the Don & Mary Glaser Art and Gift Shop. The Performing Arts Series has hosted distinguished artists, such as the Metropolitan Opera, the Shanghai Acrobats, and the Dinosaur Zoo Live.

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NO COAST FILM FEST The No Coast Film Fest showcases Emporia as an art-house destination with this festival of short films. Visit with local and international filmmakers about their craft and with fellow film lovers as part of this day long event.

Emporia State University is the perfect place to start your art tour of Emporia.

GALLERIES View works from students, faculty and nationally known regional artists at the Eppink & Gilson Art Galleries (1301 Market St.) on the Emporia State campus. These free galleries are open when classes are in session.

THEATRE Going strong for over a hundred years, Emporia State University Theatre (1301 Market St.) has one of the oldest and strongest theatre programs in the country. Shows are performed year-round.

MUSIC Beach Music Hall (120 E 12th Ave.) was originally constructed in 1926. Performances include symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble, community chorus and more.

PUBLIC ART

FIRST FRIDAYS Emporia’s monthly Art Walk (emporiafirstfriday.com) is held on the first Friday of every month. Visit with local artists and musicians in downtown venues. Most businesses offer special discounts to ArtWalkers and there is a monthly drawing for prizes. See the bohemian side of Emporia. visitemporia.com

Walk among the massive chiseled limestone pylons at the Prairie Passage Stone Sculpture Garden (Industrial Rd. & Hwy 50). Depicting Emporia’s history, the sculptures range in height from 10 to 15 feet and weigh 5 to 9 tons each.

MURAL TOUR

Stroll through downtown and see the many murals that bring color to the city. (visitemporia.com/place/ downtown-mural-tour).

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ARTS & MUSIC

EXCITEMENT YOU CAN HEAR HALFWAY TO EVERYWHERE FESTIVAL H2E is a one-day music and arts

The nightlife in Emporia has a tendency to spill on to the streets. Revel in the vibe of Emporia as you enjoy one of the many acts that come to town.

festival hosted in downtown Emporia, Kansas over Labor Day weekend. Kansas Free For Arts will be presenting over thirty bands to perform on four stages, fine art displays, vendors, food trucks, and tons of fun for the whole community.

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KANSAS FREE FOR ARTS Kansas Free For Arts (7 E. 7th Ave) aims to inspire Kansans through the arts. KFA events are open to the public and are often free. Events include, community concerts, professional demonstrations, workshops, pop-up studios and more!

KFA CONCERT SERIES Kansas Free for Arts brings fantastic regional bands to Emporia throughout the year. Go to visitemporia.com/events to discover new and amazing music.

LIVE IN THE LOT The streets are alive with music in Emporia. Hear local artists at Live in the Lot, an outdoor music series on Fridays in June and July. Listen to regional music in a fun atmosphere.

FLINT HILLS MUSIC Make your own music at Flint Hills Music (715 Commercial St.). Supporting Emporia’s vibrant cultural and musical community, this music store offers instruments and lessons to people who love music as much as they do.

CRAFT BEER AND SCOTCH Discover great live music at this art friendly bar. Voted best bar in the Flint Hills, Mulready’s Pub (717 Commercial St.) is the place for craft beer and scotch aficionados. Mulready’s bartenders serve up over 70 craft beers and 140 whiskies, scotches and bourbons from around the world.

LOCAL INSTITUTION Founded in 1992, Town Royal (405 Commercial St.) is an Emporia institution and is one of the town’s most beloved bars. Stop by on St. Paddy’s Day for this mainstays annual party.

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DISC GOLF

HIT THE CHAINS

Emporia has often been referred to as “disc golf Disneyland.� Whether you are a professional or a beginner wanting to spend an afternoon surrounded by our beautiful parks, Emporia is the place to tee off and have fun.

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HOME OF CHAMPIONS Emporia is home to three PDGA World Champions, Eric McCabe (2010) and Paige Brerkaas-Shue (2018), and Junior World Champion Isaiah Esquivel (2018).

GLASS BLOWN OPEN Saturday, April 25 to Sunday, May 3, 2020 One of the PDGA National Tour Elite Series tournaments, the Glass Blown Open is the world’s largest disc golf tournament! Over 1,600 disc golfers from around the world will compete on local courses, and winners receive glass blown trophies. The tournament concludes with a downtown block party that includes a putting competition, food trucks, beer garden, and the

BE DYNAMIC Dynamic Discs (912 Commercial St.) is the world’s premier disc golf retailer for enthusiasts, beginners, experts, and professional players.

Ring of Fire.

2021 PDGA PROFESSIONAL DISC GOLF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

They have the discs and equipment golfers need

Saturday, August 29 to Friday, September 4

to excel at their game. Stop by their retail store

The Professional Disc Golf Association has chosen Emporia, Kansas for the

in historic downtown Emporia for apparel and

2021 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships. Pro Worlds

accessories before hitting the course.

features the sport’s top competitors.

OTHER EVENTS Monkey Island Open Saturday, March 21-22, 2020

Radius Open at Peter Pan Park Saturday, October 10, 2020

United States Amateur Match Play Championships (Singles) Thursday, June 25 to Sunday, June 28, 2020

Dynamic Discs Open Sunday, October 11, 2020

2020 PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships Tuesday, July 7 to Saturday, July 11, 2020

DYNAMIC DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSE TOUR

Emporia 4 by 9 Relay Disc Golf Tournament Saturday, August 15, 2020

Have you ever wondered what over a quarter

United States Amateur Match Play Championships (Doubles) Thursday, September 17 to Sunday, September 20, 2020

of a million discs in one place looks like? Come see the Dynamic Discs Warehouse and hear their story. Tour includes a first hand experience on how their hot stamp process works and a chance to stamp a disc. Email events@dynamicdiscs.com to

Emporia Ladies Open Saturday, October 3-4, 2020

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OTHER COURSES EMPORIA COUNTRY CLUB

18th Ave. and Rural St. This course has something for everyone. It is a championship caliber course with long, open fairways and an island hole that is very challenging. The well-manicured rolling hills make for some great elevation changes. Call 620-342-0343 for tee time. There is a greens fee. Course Length: 9354 ft. Par: 61

HAMMOND PARK

1628 Merchant St. Hammond Park is a fun little recreational level course set in a small park. Moderately wooded with a nice variety of holes makes this course challenging. No water holes! Course Length: 2172 ft. Par: 27

FLINT HILLS TECHNICAL COLLEGE 3301 W. 18th Ave. A variety of holes ranging from 150 to 350 feet, this short open course plays around Flint Hills Technical College. This quick play course is a good warm-up or practice course. The course starts on the north side of FHTC. Course Length: 2312 ft. Par: 27

With some of the best professional 18-hole disc golf courses in the country and a culture that welcomes players, Emporia has become a mecca for disc golfers. That is why every year thousands of people from around the globe come to play in the world’s largest disc golf tournament.

PETER PAN PARK The holes in this beautiful park are short and technical. Peter Pan Park’s course is great for casual golfers and beginners, but with fun and unusual features, it can challenge more experienced golfers. Water is in play on up to 8 holes and hole 11 is a peninsula shot. Feel free to explore the memorials, stone structures and natural amphitheater in this historic park. Free course. First hole is on S. Congress St. between Kansas Ave and Logan Ave. Course Length: 6650 ft. Par: 57

JONES PARK WEST

JONES PARK EAST

This course offers a nice variety of

With long fairways, 3 water shots

holes, from short to long. Gently

and many trees, this course is a

rolling hills and light woods are fun

great challenge. Golfers will be

for golfers of any skill level. There

forced to test their skills on the

is not a lot of heavy rough, but

technical holes. With longer holes

many protected pins will challenge

than Jones Park West, this course

golfers. Water is in play on 5 holes.

allows golfers to open up on their

Free course.

drives. Free course.

First hole is near Prairie St. entrance Course Length: 5354 ft. – 6637 ft. Par: 55

First hole is near Lincoln St. entrance Course Length: 6665 ft. – 8044 ft. Par: 62

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EMPORIA MIDDLE SCHOOL

2300 Graphic Arts Rd. This is a fast paced course with short holes that is great for working on your short game. It is closed during school hours, and is designed as an appropriate challenge for beginners and juniors. Course Length: 2926 ft. Par: 54

NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1505 Rd. 175

This course is a good mix of open and lightly wooded holes. There are now two sets of tees for each basket to play 18 holes. This course is on church land, so please be respectful of their wishes. Course Length: 4613 ft. Par: 54

NEARBY COURSES Swope Park, Cottonwood Falls Hwy 177 and E. Pearl St. Reading City Park, Reading 613 First St.

Eagle Disc Golf, Olpe 600 Rd K7 Clovercliff Ranch, Elmdale 826A US-50

Jones Park, Olpe W. Santa Fe St.

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CYCLE CITY

RIDE THIS WAY Emporia is the epicenter of the gravel grinding world. Every year, thousands of cyclists endure the blistering sun, steep hills and rough trails of the Flint Hills. Whether you are here to race in the epic Dirty Kanza, or to experience the solitary beauty of the landscape for yourself, Emporia has the cycling adventure for you.

THE DIRTY KANZA The first Saturday after Memorial Day, over 2,000 cyclists from across the globe descend on Emporia for the Dirty Kanza (dirtykanza.com). This grueling 200-mile bike race through the beautiful and rugged Flint Hills is one of the top endurance races in the world. Just finishing the Dirty Kanza has become a badge of honor for those in the endurance cycling world. The race winds through the very remote and unforgiving terrains of the Flint Hills. There is a reason it is on the bucket list of cyclists from around the world. Riders can also opt for the shorter DK100, the DK50, the DK25, the high school race or attempt the epic DKXL, a 350-mile race.

FINISH LINE CELEBRATION Experience the excitement at the starting line of the Dirty Kanza and cheer on the riders with thousands of other cycling fans that are lining Commercial Street. Later in the afternoon, join the finish line celebration as the first riders complete their trek. All of downtown becomes a street party that goes late into the night as fans enjoy live music, street food, games, and ringing cowbells to cheer riders across the finish line.

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OTHER GRAVEL EVENTS LUNAR KANZA JULY 18, 2020 This 50-mile gravel leisure ride takes place under the full moon. Riders get to explore the Flint Hills at sunset and under moonlight. The ride finishes with a late night block party featuring live music and food trucks.

FREEDOMFEST NOVEMBER 7, 2020 A number of rides and runs take place during this November event to support veterans, including the Spur Ride, a unique 5k run and gravel grinding ride that will challenge any athlete.

LA GRIND MAY 2-3, 2020 La Grind is a two day gravel stage race through the Flint Hills. Ride on approximately 150 miles of iconic gravel roads with proceeds going to charity. You can also participate in the 35 mile fun ride or the 60-mile endurance challenge.

KANSAS CANNONBALL 550 SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2020 This ride is a 550 mile gravel bikepacking event that starts and ends in Emporia. This event is an unsupported bikepacking ride.

LAP THE LAKES OCTOBER 10, 2020 Lap the Lakes Gravel Grinder, presented by Emporia Police Benefit Association, is a 130-mile gravel road race fundraiser for Emporia’s Camp Alexander that takes riders around three different local lakes. This fast rolling ride has a 65-mile course too.

RUSH THE RAILS OCTOBER, 2020 Rush the Rails is a fondo ride and relay run along the Flint Hills Nature Trail. The full distance event begins in Osawatomie and ends in Council Grove. You can opt for the 1/2 distance or 1/4 distance, too.

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NATURAL GETAWAYS

CYCLING ADVENTURE For gravel cyclists and endurance riders, Emporia is the spot to be. With a cycling culture like no other, Emporia proves that cycling is not about your destination, but the adventures along the way.

BIKE PACKING Bike packing is a fun choice for friends, couples and families who ride together. Part backpacking, part bike touring, this activity lets you cover more miles than hiking. Plan your trip to explore the scenic Flint Hills and camp at area lakes and campgrounds.

GEAR UP No trip to a cycling-oriented city is complete without a stop at the local bike shop. Gravel City Adventure

CYCLING The endless unpaved stretches of the Flint Hills are perfect for those cyclists who want to test their limits. Emporia is the epicenter of the gravel grinding world. Every year, thousands of

& Supply Co. (716 Commercial St.) is your adventure headquarters. From beginners to pros, they will help you find the right bike and gear to tackle the Flint Hills. Eclectic Bikes (823 Commercial St.) is a specialty bicycle shop where you can rent or buy new or vintage road bikes.

cyclists endure the blistering sun, steep hills and rough trails of the Flint Hills.

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TOP FLINT HILLS ROUTES YOU HAVE TO RIDE Whether you are here to race in the epic Dirty Kanza, or to experience the solitary beauty of the landscape for yourself, Emporia has the cycling Nadventure E B R A Sfor KA you. The Iconic Route Series offers the K perfect A N S Aride, S regardless of your skill level.

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WASHINGTON Murder Ordained

MARYSVILLE

SENECA

Despite its ominous name, ‘Murder Ordained’ is a very tame, beginner-friendly route. It is nearly pancake flat with only 249 Washington Marshall ft. of climbing over the 13.8 miles.

Nemaha Pottawatome

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Kahola Krusher

CLAY CENTER

Clay

Many Dirty Kanza veterans know Kahola Lake quite well, as it is featured in the final leg of many editions of the famed gravel Riley race. This scenic route will give riders the same taste of those hills without the epic MANHATTAN distance, it is only 53.4 miles.

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The Grind

HOLTON

WAMEGO

ALMA

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A NATURAL WONDER Voted one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas, the Flint Hills are a special, magical place. The region is one of the last remaining tallgrass prairie ecosystems in the world.

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THE FLINT HILLS The Flint Hills are a remarkable expanse in North America that has been 250 million years in the making. Much of Kansas was covered by the vast Permian inland sea. This shallow sea was rich in life. As the ancient plants and animals died, they dropped to the sea floor, and over time, became the limestone and chert (flint) deposits seen today. Over millions of years, the seas drained and erosion sculpted the landscape into rugged, high escarpments and gentle rolling slopes. With its thin, rocky soil, the Flint Hills became a vast NEBR ASKA grassland, and its rich ecosystems allowed human activity that can KANSAS be traced back at least 12,000 years. MARYSVILLE

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EXPLORE THE REGION CHASING WATERFALLS Prather Creek Falls, also known as Chase Lake Falls, is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state. This three tiered waterfall is located just off the Flint Hills Scenic Byway at the spillway of Chase State Fishing Lake Photo by Chris Nichols

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NEARBY ADVENTURE Enhance your visit with an excursion to one of our neighboring communities.

CHASE COUNTY (25 minutes west of Emporia) Chase County boasts the largest area of unspoiled tallgrass prairie remaining in the world. Find yourself in the untouched beauty of the Chase County Flint Hills. Chase County is home to the oldest operating courthouse in Kansas.

COUNCIL GROVE (41 minutes northwest of Emporia) Experience a historic community and an authentic old trail town at the crossroads of the Sante Fe Trail and the Flint Hills Scenic Byway.

MADISON (26 minutes south of Emporia) Hidden Valley of the Flint Hills. Take a scenic country drive south from Emporia on Highway 99 to Greenwood County.

OLPE (9 minutes south of Emporia) This little town is well-known for the family-owned Olpe Chicken House. Recognized nationally as a premier chicken restaurant, they are famous for their handbreaded onion rings and homemade pies. Make sure to visit Olpe during the annual Downhome Festival in July.

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FLINT HILLS RODEO Beginning in 1937, the Flint Hills Rodeo (flinthillsrodeo.org) is the oldest consecutive rodeo in the state of Kansas. This PRCA sanctioned event takes place in Strong City and includes a parade and dance.

CELEBRATE RANCHING Flint Hills Beef Fest (beeffest.com) is an annual celebration of the grass cattle industry for which the Flint Hills region is well known. Immerse yourself in a weekend of activities including a Ranch Feed, Ranch Rodeo,

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and a steak dinner and dance.

FARM LIFE Whether you need farm equipment or you’re looking for the perfect gift,

Discover real western adventures in Emporia and experience a different way of life.

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bicycles, collectibles and more.

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Shop at one of the area’s many boutiques specializing in western wear. Find your treasure at Prairie & Pearls Western Boutique (628 Merchant St.) featuring western fashions and accessories.

A FLINT HILLS EXPERIENCE Bluestem Farm and Ranch Supply (2611 W. US Hwy 50) is an Emporia tradition. You can spend hours browsing the aisles of this family-owned store that has everything you may need for your farm or home. Check out their wall of jeans with over 8,000 pairs.

COWBOY UP Open since 1975, Jim’s Cowboy Shop (312 Commercial St.) will take care of all your western needs with western wear, hats, cowboy boots and leather repair.

WAGON WHEEL Sometimes you just want great food with an authentic atmosphere. Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill (2909 W. 9th Ave.) is off the beaten path, and is one of the best places to get steak in Emporia.

BOURBON COWBOY Bourbon Cowboy (605 Commercial St.) is a 6,000 square foot, two-level country dance bar featuring live music on most Saturday nights and the friendliest bartenders and cocktail waitresses in the region. visitemporia.com

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EMPORIA BY THE SEASON The right time to visit Emporia is anytime. As the city changes with the seasons, plan your trip to make the most out of the experiences Emporia has to offer.

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FLATLAND CRUISERS CAR SHOW

Take a step back in time during the annual Flatland Cruisers Car Show. Open to all classes of cars, trucks and motorcycles, these beautiful vehicles will impress attendees.

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Celebrate the luck of the Irish at the annual St.

Open year-round, the Emporia Farmers Market

Patrick’s Day Parade. Explore downtown for themed events and specials.

(emporiafarmersmarket.org) offers the best in locally-grown produce and goods. From sun-ripened tomatoes to oven fresh cinnamon rolls, shopping local is the best way to eat local.

THE TASTE

Enjoy the best Kansas has to offer. At Emporia Main Street’s Taste of Emporia, sample products from local wineries, breweries and distilleries and enjoy a variety of food samples and entertainment.

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Every year the Lyon County Fair Grounds is home to one of the most exciting events in town, the Fair! Enjoy the carnival, demolition derby, and concerts.

CYCLING OR DISC GOLF

Summer is a great time to be outside. One of the best ways to enjoy Emporia’s parks is by playing a round of disc golf. No matter what your skill level is, Emporia has a course perfect for you. Another way to commune with nature is to explore the back roads of the Flint Hills on Photo by The Emporia Gazette

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AUTUMN APPLE PICKING

The Orchard (1120 N Highway 99) is a great place to go for outdoor fun. Pick your own apples, fish in the well stocked pond, or play a round of miniature golf. Try an apple cider slushie at their country store, or buy local honey, fresh local fruits and produce, and a variety of Kansas-made products.

ON THE FARM In October, visit the

Roga Pumpkin Patch (150 Rd 140) to find the perfect pumpkin on a real working farm. This is a must go attraction every year before Halloween. En-

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HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Enjoy the Yuletide in downtown Emporia. Take a horse-drawn Carriage Ride tour of historic Commercial Street Thursdays in Photo by Justin Ogleby

EEK!TOWN EXTRAVAGANZA

October is full of spooky events. The Historic Haunted Tours offer a behind-the-scenes flashlight tour of downtown locations. Dress the kids up and visit all your favorite Commercial Street businesses during Downtown Trick-or-Treating for sweet treats. (emporiamainstreet. com)

FREEDOMFEST

Freedomfest (emporiafreedomfest.org) is an amazing array of events ranging from the family friendly 1-mile Freedom Run, to a disc golf tournament, to the most challenging 4 hours of your life, the Will to Win Spur Challenge, a 5k run, 40 mile gravel grinder, and SPUR readiness test.

December, and ring in the season by watching the Annual Community Christmas Parade. After shopping downtown during Moonlight Madness, see the Holidaze Lighting display at the David Traylor Zoo.

WHITE CHRISTMAS AT RED ROCKS

Tour Red Rocks State Historic Site, the former home of famed journalist, author and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, William Allen White. Red Rocks is decorated for the holidays, and local talent performs your favorite seasonal music for this Open House.

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LATINO AUTÉNTICO

¡BIENVENIDO A EMPORIA! Emporia boasts a thriving Hispanic population that is engaged in the community and enjoys sharing and educating others about their culture.

FESTIVALS Bring the family downtown for authentic food, music, dancing, and a beer garden at the annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Extravaganza in Kellogg Circle on the ESU Campus and get treated to Hispanic foods, regional music and folkloric dancers. Join in on the fun for Dia de los Muertos. Festivities include a Parade of the Living Dead and a street party with food trucks, movies and more.

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4 MUST TRY MEXICAN RESTAURANTS Casa Ramos 707 Commercial St. Quality food, great customer service, huge portions, and festive atmosphere have made this a popular place with locals and visitors since 2004. One thing for sure is you won’t leave hungry. Be sure to visit on someone’s birthday.

El Lorito 2144 W. US Hwy 50 This colorful Mexican restaurant serves big tastes at affordable prices. Everything on the menu is great, but be sure to try the best queso in town.

Salsa St. Mexican Grill 1120 Commercial St. Build a your own burrito at Salsa St. Mexican Grill. With burritos, tacos, nachos, vegetarian options and huge portions, this locallyowned restaurant is a creative dining experience.

El Marmol 713 W. South Ave. Enjoy a true south-of-the-border experience at this foodie favorite. Located off the beaten path, El Marmol serves up authentic Mexican cuisine.

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HALFWAY BETWEEN EVERYWHERE Offices in different metros? Emporia is perfectly located between Wichita, Topeka or Kansas City for your meetings.

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FAMILY FUN

FAMILY FAVORITES From our parks to our zoo, from concerts to swimming, we have plenty of reasons to keep kids off their phones and enjoying family time.

A NATURAL ESCAPE The David Traylor Zoo (75 Soden Rd.) is one of the most beautifully landscaped zoos in Kansas and possibly the best FREE zoo in the country. Come get lost with the animals in the botanical beauty of the park. The lemurs in the newest exhibit, Mission Madagascar, will steal your heart. Take a break from the day while the kids play and explore the Preston Forest Adventure.

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FUN AND ATTRACTIONS

Looking to spend time with the family? Emporia is ideal for family visits. With a safe, small town feel and fun attractions, there is lots for kids of all ages to do.

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COOLING OFF Looking to cool off on a hot summer day? Come take a dip at the Jones Aquatic Center (4202 W. 18th Ave.). With water slides, lazy river and zero-depth entry pool, this oasis is open daily Memorial Day to mid-August. The outdoor pool and slides can be rented out for birthdays, family reunions or group events. Visit the Splash Pad at Peter Pan Park (S. State St. & W. Kansas Ave.) for a wet and wild adventure with the kids!

REC CENTER Enjoy family fun with racquetball, an indoor pool, fitness room and more at the Lee Beran Recreation Center (313 W. 4th Ave.). Available for rentals.

SKATEBOARD PARK Spend the day having fun with your family. The Southwest Santa Fe Skateboard Park (South Ave. & West St.) is a free park open to skateboarders and inline skaters. This hybrid park features rails, transitions and a quarterpipe.

BOWLING Flint Hills Lanes (1519 W. 6th Ave.) offers 24 lanes of bowling with easy automatic scoring for family, friends and league bowling.

FAMILY FUN Try your hand at mini-golf, go-carts and batting cages at the Emporia Family Fun Center (1004 E. 12th Ave.). Open March through November.

HIT THE RINK Rollers Skating Rink (701 Graham St.) provides a fun, safe and supervised environment for the whole family! Great for birthday parties or spending time with the kids.

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the Library and enjoy music and fun with the Artmobile. Fun for kids of all ages. Koncerts begin May 29 then every Wednesday in June. (110 E. 6th Ave.)

EXPLORE THE GREAT OUTDOORS Camp Alexander (1785 Rd. P5) provides 90 acres of stunning outdoor adventure filled with lush woods, ponds and rolling meadows. Whether you are looking for a serene walk in the woods or want to build upon your fitness program, Camp Alexander provides nearly five miles of challenging hiking and biking trails traversing thick woods and open meadows.

RECONNECT WITH NATURE Give the TV a break, pack up the kids, and head to Camp Wood YMCA (1101 Camp Wood Rd., Elmdale) for the family experience of a lifetime. Their weekend family camps are designed to build strong families through shared adventures and time spent together outdoors. Whatever your camper’s interests, from horseback riding to skateboarding and paintball to rock climbing, there is a special camp for them set in the beautiful Flint Hills.

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LOCAL HISTORY

MEMORIALS AND MUSEUMS

Teachers set us on a better path, and Emporia is where many get their start. Once known as “the Athens of the Plains” for its colleges and Carnegie libraries, Emporia is home to the National Teachers Hall of Fame and the poignant National Memorial to Fallen Educators.

SCHMIDT MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY The Schmidt Museum of Natural History (1320 Merchant St., ESU Cram Science Hall Room 043) contains a comprehensive collection of approximately 600 taxidermy mounts of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish from Kansas. A research collection of more than 2,500 bird and mammal skins from various parts of the U.S. is maintained for advanced study and research.

PETERSON PLANETARIUM NATIONAL MEMORIAL TO FALLEN EDUCATORS

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National Memorial to Fallen Educators (12 W. 18th Ave., ESU Campus, nthf. org) is free to visit and open 24 hours a day. It is the first and only national memorial in the state of Kansas. The memorial commemorates educators who have lost their lives while serving in their professional roles.

NATIONAL TEACHERS HALL OF FAME The National Teachers Hall of Fame (1701 Morse Rd, ESU Visser Hall, nthf.org) recognizes and honors exceptional career teachers, encourages excellence in teaching and preserves the rich heritage of the teaching profession in the

the wonders of the universe in the Peterson Science Hall Room 031). Free shows play Thursday evenings and the second Saturday of each month.

JOHNSTON GEOLOGY MUSEUM See a western Kansas Cretaceous mosasaur, a giant ground sloth, a mastodon tusk plus other displays in the Johnston Geology Museum (1320 Merchant St., ESU cram Science Hall Room 106). The museum contains geological specimens predominantly from Kansas.

United States. The museum honors the teachers inducted and is a teacher resource center.

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LIVE MUSIC Listen to free summer concerts in Fremont Park as the Emporia Municipal Band plays American standards in a Norman Rockwell setting. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the music and fireflies on Thursdays. Enjoy the Emporia Symphony Orchestra ensemble made up

HONORING HEROES

Emporia is the official founding city of Veterans Day. We celebrated the first Veterans Day in 1953, a year before congress made it a National Holiday in 1954. The idea came from Emporian Alvin J. King, who suggested the renaming of Armistice Day. Emporia Congressman Ed Rees and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, also of Kansas, took the final steps to create this reverent holiday. Every year, Emporia honors our veterans.

ALL VETERANS TRIBUTE The All Veterans Tribute is a two-week observance honoring our service men and women. Festivities include the Veterans Day Parade, Veteran Artist Exhibit, Quilts of Gratitude, Essay and Poster Contest, FreedomFest and more.

of community and university musicians. They perform a repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary at Albert Taylor Hall as well as other venues.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Designated as a Historic District, Downtown Emporia (3001200 block of Commercial St.) is the place to go for local nightlife, cuisine, coffee, antiques and boutiques. With more than 17 architectural styles, including the Spanish Colonial Revival of the Historic Granada Theatre, a stroll down Commercial Street is an architecture lover’s dream.

VETERANS BANNER PROJECT Emporia started a national movement by dedicating street banners to individual veterans. A project of Emporia Main Street, see these tributes to local heroes along Commercial Street and Emporia State University every year around Veterans Day.

LYON COUNTY HISTORY CENTER The Lyon County History Center (711 Commercial St.) is more than a museum, it is a place to discover and share your history. With a Kid's Zone and a model train, this center is fun for all ages. You will experience history and connect with stories in new and memorable ways through guest speakers and traveling exhibits. Come be inspired in this community

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center. Insightful conversations start here.

The All Veterans Memorial (933 S Commercial St.) features a World War II M-4A6 Sherman army tank, Vietnam Veteran Memorial with Huey Helicopter, USS Oliver Hazard Perry anchor and Purple Heart Memorial. Open daylight to 11 pm. (933 S Commercial St.)

SETTLER HISTORY Built in 1867 by a Welsh immigrant stone-mason, the Howe House & Welsh Farmstead (315 E. Logan Ave.) is one of the oldest homes in Emporia. This historic limestone home features original architecture and furnishings. Info and tours by appointment, 620-340-6310.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE

Famed publisher William Allen White wrote in 1922, “Things start in Emporia that finish in history.” He couldn’t have been more right. The roots of Emporia are the roots of the state, and of the country.

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Voted as one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas People, William Allen White (1868-1944) created a newspaper that brought Emporia national attention. Explore his life and his impact around town. Start your day at Red Rocks State Historic Site (927 Exchange St.).

RED ROCKS STATE HISTORIC SITE The home of William Allen White is known for its famous guests, including five U.S. Presidents. Furnishings and memorabilia portray the world travels and writings of White and his son, William Lindsay, both nationally prominent writers and journalists. (927 Exchange St.)

WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE BUST & MEMORIAL This bust of William Allen White (SE of lake at S. Rural St. & Randolph Ave.), dedicated in 1950 by President Herbert Hoover, includes White’s moving essay “Mary White” in remembrance of his daughter who was killed in a horseback riding accident.

WILLIAM LINDSAY WHITE MEMORIAL This bust of William Lindsay White (1900‑1973) (6th Ave. & Merchant St., in White Memorial Park), author and son of William Allen White, includes selections of writings by the two men.

YES, GUNNY! Emporia is the birthplace of actor R. Lee Ermey. He is best known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best

OLD SCHOOL COOL

Supporting Actor.

As the birthplace of Maud Wagner, the first

Marine and Vietnam

known female tattoo artist, Emporia has been on the forefront of culture since the beginning.

Ermey was a former Veteran.

Maud’s legacy is being kept alive at Maud’s Tattoo Company (720 Commercial St.) and she is being honored by having a wine named for her at Twin Rivers Winery (627 Commercial St.).

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COLLEGE LIFE

COLLEGE LIFE With a rich history stretching back over 150 years, Emporia State University’s traditions have been making memories for students from around the world.

WELCH STADIUM Opened in 1937 and dedicated in 1960, Welch Stadium (Emporia State University Campus) is host to Emporia State and Emporia High School football. It lies just north of beautiful Lake Wooster on the ESU campus and is home for generations of Emporia State football fans.

ESU HOMECOMING CELEBRATION WOOSTER LAKE

Homecoming is a celebration that includes annual traditions, athletic

Enjoy a picnic or a quiet afternoon on the

Commercial Street or attend the annual Homecoming musical at Albert

lawn around this picturesque lake. Between the Memorial Union and Welch Stadium, this lake is at the center of many campus traditions, including the legend that if you kiss your significant other on Wooster Bridge at midnight, they will be the person you marry.

events and a host of social gatherings. Watch the Homecoming Parade on Taylor Hall. Cheer on the Hornets at Welch Stadium, or grab a ticket for any Hornet football game this fall!

HISTORIC CAMPUS There is so much for visitors to do on the Emporia State University campus (1 Kellogg Circle, emporia.edu). Stroll though the manicured green spaces or visit the university’s many art galleries or museums. Visit their website and schedule a tour.

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LOCAL FOOD

FOODIE

Emporia is a culinary hot spot, and the restaurants here will satisfy any craving. From a variety of food trucks to exciting ethnic cuisine to delicious comfort food, you’ll have a memorable experience when you dine in one of Emporia’s unique eateries.

DO-B’S BURGERS, PHILLYS & POBOYS This local favorite draws in diners from all over the region with their delicious food that’s made fresh to order just for you. Chosen “Best Burger in Kansas” by msn. com two years in a row, Do-B’s Burgers Phillys & Poboys (704 E. 12th Ave.) offers a variety of original burgers like the Creole Gouda, Other enticing options include regional classics like the mouthwatering Philly cheese steaks and hearty Po-boys.

J’s Carryout (27 Commercial St.) is a family-

BOBBY D’S MERCHANT STREET BBQ

owned and operated Emporia icon has been

It’s all “bout da meat! at BobbyD’s Merchant

serving up quality burgers for over 30 years.

Street Barbecue (607 Merchant St.). Satisfy your

Named #1 Burger in the State by AAA Travel

craving for slowly smoked ribs, brisket or pork

Magazine, customers describe it as “a small piece

at a local favorite that has been voted Emporia

of Americana”, “a Kansas treasure.” J’s is the first

Gazette’s “Best of the Flint Hills Best Barbecue”

stop for people returning to Emporia for a visit.

for the last 14 years.

J’S CARRYOUT

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ASIAN CUISINE

Emporia has a large selection of fantastic Asian restaurants to choose from. Nearly the whole continent is represented in this small town. Here are just a few to choose from.

SHANGRI-LA SUSHI & TERIYAKI Sushi and kitchen entrées abound at this traditional, yet modern, Japanese restaurant. Shangri-La Sushi & Teriyaki (841 W. 6th Ave.) offers a large selection from vegetarian, to teriyaki. They feature over 50 different rolls, including thoroughly cooked rolls that provide options for sushi novices as well.

HAGAYA RAMAN SHOP

COMMERCIAL STREET DINER This all-American diner serves up piles of hash browns, pancakes bigger than your head, and chicken fried steaks that hang off the plate. With one of the best breakfasts in the region, Commercial Street Diner (614 Commercial St.) is a must-stop.

FRESH BAKED BREADS Specializing in Mexican sweetbreads and sandwich rolls, Panaderia Progresso (602 E. 6th Ave.) is a delight. Try sweet or savory breads, conchas, and

AMANDA’S BAKERY & CAFÉ Amanda’s Bakery & Café (702 Commercial St.) serves up delicious sandwiches made with freshly baked bread and desserts that are

Traditional Japanese style cooking techniques ensure perfection at Hagaya Ramen Shop (1111 Commercial St.). Serving everything from modern Yuzu Ramen to their signature Tonkotsu Ramen.

ICHIBAN ASIAN FUSION BISTRO Come to Ichiban Asian Fusion Bistro (1430 Industrial Rd.) for some great Japanese eats! Try specials like the Alaskan Dream Roll, Dancing Eel, or the Chosen Roll.

PHO BANNLAO HOUSE OF NOODLE East meets mid-west in this authentic Laotian restaurant. Try something from Pho BannLoa House of Noodle’s (409 Commercial St.) diverse menu, such as Pad Thai, spring rolls, pho bowls, or curry.

CHI EM EATS Bringing the tastes of Vietnam to Emporia, Chi Em Eats (409 Commercial St.) serves up South-East Asian cuisine, such as spring rolls, banh mi, and vermicelli.

empanadas. Just the smell of their fresh baked goods will delight your taste buds.

definitely worth the splurge. From amazing soups and cinnamon rolls to fresh-made sandwiches, it is hard to pick a favorite from their menu. Amanda’s was voted Kansas Magazine Readers’ Choice Best Local Eats.

FOOD TRUCKS Some of the best food in Emporia can’t be found in any restaurant, but on the street. Food truck locations can vary, but keep an eye out at events for these favorites: FHTC Fusion Food Truck, Mis Antojitos, Curry in a Hurry, or Jack’s Snack Shack.

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DINING LISTINGS LOCAL

Asian Cuisine

Shangri-La Sushi & Teriyaki 841 W. 6th Ave, 620-412-5588

Pizza

Domino’s Pizza 2326 Industrial Rd, 620-341-9411

Desserts

Sweet Granada 803 Commercial St, 620-342-9600

Dunkin’ Donuts 2000 Industrial Road, 620-342-9424

Mexican

Taco Express 201 Commercial St, 620-208-2272

Coffee House, Donuts, Fast Food, Sandwiches

Mexican

Taqueria El Marmol 23 East 6th Avenue, 620-412-5250

Desserts, Fast Food

Freddy’s Frozen Custard 1400 W. 6th Ave, 620-341-9009

Family Dining, Pizza

Gambino’s Pizza 1003 Industrial Rd, 620-343-9114

Mexican

Tortas El Toro 602 East 6th Avenue, 620-341-9293

Family Dining, Sandwiches

Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs 1004 E 12th Ave, 620-343-3100

Desserts

Traci’s Shaved Ice 1608 W 6th Ave, 785-817-6158

American, Family Dining, Fast Food

Hardee’s Family Restaurant 1126 E. 12th Ave, 620-342-6166

Bar & Grill, Family Dining

Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill 2909 W. 9th Ave, 620-343-2525

Family Dining

Huddle House 4215 W US Hwy 50, 620-343-3099

Family Dining

IHOP 2831 W 18th Ave, 620-412-9586

Sandwiches

Jimmy Johns 726 Commercial St, 620-342-0000

American, Family Dining, Fast Food

KFC 2613 Candlewood Dr, 620-343-9999

Pizza

Little Caesar’s 1014 Commercial St, 620-343-8900

American, Fast Food

McDonald’s 1202 W. 6th Ave, 620-342-9325

American, Fast Food

McDonald’s 2810 W 18th Ave, 620-342-9444

Desserts

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt 1114 Commercial St, 620-208-5323

Pizza

Papa John’s Pizza 2808 W US Hwy 50, 620-342-7272

Family Dining, Sandwiches

Amanda’s Bakery & Cafe 702 Commercial St, 620-340-0620

American, Family Dining

Billy Bob’s BBQ & Ice Cream 20 Commercial St, 620-342-4227

American, Family Dining

BobbyD’s Merchant Street BBQ 607 Merchant St, 620-342-1990

Bar & Grill, Family Dining

Bruff’s Bar & Grill 2640 W. 18th Ave, 620-342-1223

Family Dining, Mexican

Casa Ramos 707 Commercial St, 620-340-0640

Asian Cuisine

Chi Em Eats 11 W. 6th Ave, 620-208-6000

American, Family Dining

Asian Cuisine

China Dragon 1113 Commercial St, 620-340-0033

Ad Astra Food & Drink 318 Cottonwood Street, Strong City, KS 620-273-8440

Family Dining

Bar & Grill, Family Dining

Coach’s 2702 W. 15th Ave, 620-343-6362

BETO Junction Restaurant 2775 US Hwy 75, Lebo, KS 620-256-6311

American, Family Dining

Commercial Street Diner 614 Commercial St, 620-343-9866

American, Family Dining

Family Dining

Cowboy Cafe 502 Albert St, 620-340-1000

Chicken House 8 East Hwy K-99, Olpe, KS 620-475-3386

Family Dining

Family Dining, Sandwiches

Do-B’s Phillys & Poboys 704 E 12th Ave, 620-342-7294

Grand Central Hotel & Grill 215 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS 620-273-6763

Family Dining, Mexican

El Lorito 2144 W. US Hwy 50, 620-342-7547

Bar & Grill

Harry & Lloyds 608 Main Street, Americus, KS 620-443-5066

American, Family Dining

Kathy’s Kitchen 117 SW Main, Melvern, KS 785-549-3535

Family Dining

Keller Feed & Wine Co 317 Broadway St Cottonwood Falls, KS 620-273-5016

Family Dining, Pizza

Pizza Hut 2920 W 18th Ave, 620-342-4655

American, Pizza

Family Dining

Pizza Ranch 3000 W 18th Ave, 620-343-8646

Lebo Diner 1060 Bree Street, Lebo, KS 620-246-5900

Sandwiches

American, Family Dining

Planet Sub 2715 Candlewood Dr, Suite B, 620-343-1660

Miracle Cafe 103 Franklin St., Reading, KS 620-699-3009

Coffee House

Scooter’s Coffee 1702 N. Industrial Rd., 620-481-2770

Bar & Grill, Family Dining

Rolling Hills Bar and Grill 622 Main St, Americus, KS 620-443-7005

American, Fast Food

Sonic Drive-In 1101 W. 6th Ave, 620-342-8875

American, Fast Food

Spangles 2708 W 18th Ave, 620-342-2888

REGIONAL

Mexican

El Marmol 713 W South Ave, 620-342-7307

Asian Cuisine, Family Dining

Golden Wok 2804 W US Hwy 50, 620-343-6688

Coffee House

Granada Coffee Company 809 Commercial St, 620-342-4001

Coffee House

Gravel City Roasters 608 Commercial St, 620-343-3919

Asian Cuisine

Hagaya Ramen Shop 1111 Commercial St, 620-208-6688

Asian Cuisine

House of Ma 1404 Industrial Rd, 620-342-3433

Asian Cuisine

Ichiban Sushi & Asian Fusion Bistro 1430 Industrial Rd, 620-208-6888

American, Fast Food

J’s Carryout 27 Commercial St, 620-342-5780

Coffee House

Bar & Grill, Family Dining

Applebee’s Bar & Grill 2901 Eaglecrest Dr, 620-343-0000

Starbucks 2916 Eaglecrest Dr, 620-340-0289

Desserts, Donuts, Mexican

Panaderia Progreso Mexican Bakery 602 E 6th Ave, 620-341-9850

Sandwiches

Fast Food

Arby’s 2711 W US Hwy 50, 620-342-6322

Subway 1128-D Merchant St, 620-343-2907

Sandwiches

American, Family Dining

Billy Sims Barbecue 737 W. 6th, 620-341-9919

Subway 935 Industrial Rd, 620-343-7012

Sandwiches

Desserts, Fast Food

Braum’s Ice Cream 1028 W 6th Ave, 620-343-2951

Subway 2301 Industrial Rd, 620-340-0633

Desserts, Fast Food

Braum’s Ice Cream 2120 Industrial Rd, 620-340-1080

Fast Food, Mexican

Taco Bell 2807 Eaglecrest Dr, 620-342-8545

Fast Food

Burger King 2725 W 18th Ave, 785-214-5705

Fast Food, Mexican

Taco Bell 1407 W. 6th Ave, 620-343-7990

Desserts

Dairy Queen 1710 W. 6th Ave, 620-342-5887

American, Fast Food

Wendy’s 1928 W. 6th Ave, 620-208-2272

Donuts

Daylight Donuts 1028 Commercial St, 620-342-6844

Asian Cuisine

Pho BannLao House of Noodle 409 Commercial St, 620-208-6666

Bar & Grill, Microbrewery, Pizza, Sandwiches

Radius Brewing Company 610 Merchant St, 620-208-4677

Mexican

Salsa St. Mexican Grill 1122 Commercial Street, 620-208-8220

Asian Cuisine, Family Dining

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LOCATION

Centrally located in Eastern Kansas, Emporia is only an hour and a half from both Kansas City and Wichita. Nestled at the crossroads of I-35, the Kansas Turnpike and US Highway 50, Emporia is easily accessible from anywhere. Or fly into the Emporia Municipal Airport, only 5 minutes from downtown.

Wichita

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DryerPark

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34 Emporia Country Club

18th Ave. Maplewood Cemetary

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C of E Park

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Hammond Park

15th Ave. Prairie St.

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Memorial Lawn Cemetary

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12th Ave.

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9th Ave. Eastside Memorial Park

Whittier Park

Whildin St.

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Rural St.

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Lincoln St.

Graphic Arts Rd.

Jones Park

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Exchange St.

Lowther Field

Quaker Park

South Ave.

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East St.

Southwest Santa Fe Park Las Casitas Park

Urbanside Park

Fremont Park

Logan Ave.

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DOWNTOWN EMPORIA

ATTRACTIONS 15 All Veterans Memorial 933 S. Commercial St.

16 David Traylor Zoo

S Commercial St. & Soden Rd.

Topeka

Kansas City

17 Emporia Arts Center 815 Commercial St.

12TH AVE.

18 Emporia Family Fun Center 1004 E. 12th Ave.

19 Emporia Public Library

11TH AVE.

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110 E. 6th Ave.

20 Eppink & Gilson Art Galleries

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1301 Market St., ESU King Hall

10TH AVE.

21 Granada Theatre

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807 Commercial St.

22 Howe House/Welsh Farmstead 315 E Logan Ave.

9TH AVE.

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23 Lyon County Fair Grounds Industrial Rd. & W. Hwy 50

24 Lyon County History Center

8TH AVE.

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711 Commercial St.

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25 Memorial to Fallen Educators 12 W. 18th Ave., ESU campus

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UNION ST.

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6TH AVE.

MARKET ST.

26 National Teachers Hall of Fame EXCHANGE ST.

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MECHANIC ST.

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COMMERCIAL ST.

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MERCHANT ST.

CONSTITUTION ST.

7TH AVE.

1701 Morse Rd., ESU Visser Hall

27 Prairie Passage

Industrial Rd. & W. Hwy 50

28 Sertoma Miniature Train S. Commercial St.

29 Red Rocks State Historic Site

5TH AVE.

927 Exchange St.

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30 White Auditorium 111 E 6th Ave.

4TH AVE.

31 William Allen White Bust & Memorial

Peter Pan Park, Rural St. & Randolph Ave.

32 William Lindsay White Memorial 6th Ave. & Merchant St.

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RECREATION

2ND AVE.

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Alexander 33 Camp 1785 Rd. P5

1ST AVE.

Country Club Disc Golf 34 Emporia Rural St. & 18th Ave.

35 Emporia Municipal Golf Course 1133 S. Hwy 99

LODGING

36 Jones Aquatic Center 4202 W. 18th Ave.

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America’s Best Inn & Suites 3181 W. US Hwy 50

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites 3007 W. 18th Ave.

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Budget Host Inn 1830 E. US Hwy 50

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La Quinta Inn & Suites 2930 Eaglecrest Dr.

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Candlewood Suites 2602 Candlewood Dr.

10 Emporia Inn

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Clarion Inn & Conference Center 2700 W. 18th Ave.

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Quality Inn & Suites 2921 W. 18th Ave

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Comfort Inn 2836 W. 18th Ave.

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Rodeway Inn 3183 W. US Hwy 50

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Econolodge 2511 W. 18th Ave

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Super 8 2913 W. US Hwy 50

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Hampton Inn & Suites 2900 Eaglecrest Dr.

14 Gufler Mansion B&B

2630 W. 18th Ave.

612 W. 12th Ave.

37 Jones Park East Disc Golf Lincoln St. & Jones Dr.

38 Jones Park West Disc Golf Prairie St. & Jones Dr.

39 Lee Beran Recreation Center 313 W. 4th Ave.

40 Peter Pan Park Disc Golf

S. Congress St. & W Kansas Ave.

41 Sodens Grove Ball Field S. Commercial St.

42 Southwest Santa Fe Skateboard Park South Ave. & West St.

43 Trusler Sports Complex West of Burlingame Rd.

44 DeBauge Family Sports Complex W. 18th Ave.

45 Welch Stadium ESU Campus

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ECONOLODGE

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