Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Emporia Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:48:51 GMT Gravel Rocks! – The Dirty Kanza 200 http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/28/Gravel-Rocks-The-Dirty-Kanza-200/2222/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Dirty-Kanza-2012-2381.jpeg'/><br/>The Dirty Kanza 200&nbsp;is a mighty event in the heart of the Flint Hills. Dubbed North America’s Premier Annual Ultra Distance Gravel Race the cycling event may seem like an anomaly to many, but to the good people of Emporia and those in the racing community, the DK200 is a powerhouse that tests the endurance of racers from all over the world. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/28/Gravel-Rocks-The-Dirty-Kanza-200/2222/ Building History: Stone Fences on the Native Stone Scenic Byway http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/22/Building-History-Stone-Fences-on-the-Native-Stone-Scenic-Byway/2056/ A few years ago, I got tired of the space in between my home and the vacant lot beside my house. I decided to build a stone fence. Gathering up all of the limestone around our yard, I spent one ... Tue, 22 May 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/22/Building-History-Stone-Fences-on-the-Native-Stone-Scenic-Byway/2056/ Community Spotlight: Emporia http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/21/Community-Spotlight-Emporia/270/ Located in the eastern Flint Hills, Emporia mixes small-town charm with big-city arts and culture. Victorian homes along tree-lined brick streets reflect the city’s past while a new Arts Center offers gallery exhibits, a performing arts series and an art store. And the&nbsp;Emporia Granada Theatre&nbsp;– restored to its 1920s grandeur with modern comforts – shows movie classics like “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone With the Wind.”Founded in 1857, Emporia is the official founding city of Veterans Day and the site of an All Veterans Tribute Celebration in November. Other special events include Iris Days in May and Prairie Heritage Days in June. Emporia’s don’t-miss historical options include the&nbsp;William Allen White House State Historic Site&nbsp;and&nbsp;Lyon County Historical Museum.&nbsp; Mon, 21 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/21/Community-Spotlight-Emporia/270/