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BEST MAIN STREET



Rated the best Main Street in America by USA Today Readers' Choice, Commercial Street is more than Emporia’s downtown, it is the city’s heart and soul. Find unique shopping, inspiring cuisine, craft beers and wines, and a happening nightlife.

Historic Downtown


Our downtown vibe comes from quirky and hip “home-grown” businesses found only in the #1 rated Best Main Street in America. Whether you want to chill out in our winery or brewery, shop at chic boutiques, immerse yourself in history, or sip your way through 70 craft beers and 100 whiskies and scotches, downtown is the place to be.
Our downtown vibe comes from quirky and hip “home-grown” businesses found only in the #1 rated Best Main Street in America. Whether you want to chill out in our winery or brewery, shop at chic boutiques, immerse yourself in history, or sip your way through 70 craft beers and 100 whiskies and scotches, downtown is the place to be.
Our downtown vibe comes from quirky and hip “home-grown” businesses found only in the #1 rated Best Main Street in America. Whether you want to chill out in our winery or brewery, shop at chic boutiques, immerse yourself in history, or sip your way through 70 craft beers and 100 whiskies and scotches, downtown is the place to be.

Our downtown vibe comes from quirky and hip “home-grown” businesses found only in the #1 rated Best Main Street in America. Whether you want to chill out in our winery or brewery, shop at chic boutiques, immerse yourself in history, or sip your way through 70 craft beers and 100 whiskies and scotches, downtown is the place to b

Granada Theatre


807 Commercial St. • emporiagranada.com

The glitz and glamour of the historic Granada Theatre make every event extra special. Whether you attend a concert, meeting, reception or private function, you will enjoy the charm exuded by this restored 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival theatre.
The glitz and glamour of the historic Granada Theatre make every event extra special. Whether you attend a concert, meeting, reception or private function, you will enjoy the charm exuded by this restored 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival theatre.
It’s a family affair and the sweetest place in town. The handmade truffles will blow your mind. The fudge is delectable. Sweet G candy begins with the finest chocolate, add quality ingredients, and top it with the love and passion of the owners and employees and you have the best chocolate creations in the region.
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Why should the pros have all the fun? Come test yourself on the same courses and trails used in epic events like the Glass Blown Open or the Dirty Kanza.

Cycle the Flint Hills


Explore hundreds of miles of roads and trails in the gravel grinding capital of the world. Plunge into one of the last remaining Tallgrass Prairies in North America and enjoy the breathtaking scenery, solitude and pure freedom. You can ride the roads of the Dirty Kanza 200 - the worlds premiere endurance gravel road race. Prepare to be amazed.

Hitting the Chains


Immerse yourself in the disc golf experience. Choose from seven (and growing) area disc golf courses, several of which were designed by native Emporian Eric McCabe, the 2010 PDGA World Champion. Play where the pros play. Emporia is the home of Dynamic Discs and the Glass Blown Open - the largest disc golf tournament in the world, and hosted the 2016 Professional Disc Golf World Championships. Two holes have been featured in Sports Centers Top 10. Emporia knows disc golf !

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You’ll feel right at home when you pop into a family-owned restaurant. Our locals cook up awesome BBQ, authentic Mexican, outstanding burgers and phillys, chocolates and everything in between. These are just a few favorites.

RADIUS BREWING CO.


610 Merchant St. • radiusbrewing.com
A favorite among visiting disc golfers and cyclists, Radius Brewing Co., is Emporia’s first brewery since prohibition. You can watch beer brewing in the middle of the dining room! In addition to the regular food and beer menu, enjoy a rotating chef ’s menu and beer menu to offer your tastebuds an adventure. It’s tough to decide which is more delicious, the artisan food or the craft beer. Try them for yourself.

CASA RAMOS


707 Commercial St.
Generous portions of the Ramos family collection of delicious authentic Mexican cuisine will delight your tastebuds. Their warm hospitality and village-themed interior with wooden tables and chairs hand-carved in Mexico generate a festive atmosphere for all to enjoy.

SWEET GRANADA


803Commercial St. • sweetgranada.com
It’s a family affair and the sweetest place in town. The handmade truffles will blow your mind. The fudge is delectable. Sweet G candy begins with the finest chocolate, add quality ingredients, and top it with the love and passion of the owners and employees and you have the best chocolate creations in the region.
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David Traylor Zoo


75 Soden Rd. • emporiazoo.com
A feeling of serenity will surround you as you stroll through our quaint zoo enveloped in lush botanicals. The lemurs in our newest exhibit, Mission Madagascar, will steal your heart. Admission is FREE.

All Veterans Memorial


933 S. Commercial St. • allveteransday.org
You will be immersed in history and patriotism when you visit the All Veterans Memorial in the founding city of Veterans Day. Emporia’s All Veterans Memorial was the first in the nation to honor all Veterans from the Civil War through the Gulf War.
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Bluestem Farm and Ranch


2611 US Hwy 50. • bluestemfarmandranch.com
Bluestem Farm and Ranch Supply is an Emporia tradition. You can spend hours browsing the aisles of this family-owned store that has just about anything you may need for your farm or home. Check out the wall of jeans (8,000 pairs), visit with area farmers and ranchers and enjoy complimentary coffee and tea daily and popcorn on Saturdays.