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.

Emporia treasures its veterans, and it has even before starting Veterans Day over 50 years ago.
Reviewed by ChuckSamples
on September 17, 2012
Emporia has ALWAYS celebrated and honored its veterans in a special fashion in the 38 years we have lived here involving both young and old in its now week-long celebration.
Reviewed by jharcler
on September 17, 2012
Original site of Veterans Day.
Reviewed by dbritton
on September 17, 2012
Emporia is very patriotic.
Reviewed by jlsmith88
on September 17, 2012
Emporia rocks! The memorial for those that have served our country is awesome.
Reviewed by lkmiller67
on September 17, 2012
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