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.

How much more patriotic do you need than the official home town of Veteran's Day??
Reviewed by ngarcia
on September 17, 2012
Sometimes a quiet place to live.
Reviewed by jamesbordonaro
on September 17, 2012
Founded Veteran's Day!
Reviewed by VolleyGirl_05_
on September 17, 2012
This is not my town but the closest to my town for shopping, Small enough for friendly people yet big enough to have alot of home town patriotism, especially because we are the founders of Veterans Day.!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by kimberlyyork96
on September 17, 2012
Very patriotic community, founding city of veterans day!
Reviewed by chiefsfan2011
on September 17, 2012
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