2016 Featured Businesses
Emma Chase Friday Night MusicEmma Chase Friday Night Music Contact: Annie Wilson
Enjoy one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas Customs in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills! Jam Session & Open Mike for local and visiting musicians playing traditional music. Public is welcome – Family friendly. Location: INSIDE at the lovely Prairie PastTimes store of Flint Hills Arts & Crafts – 220 1/2 Broadway. Or, weather permitting, OUTSIDE in front of Symphony in the Flint Hills Gift Shop & Gallery, 331 Broadway in beautiful downtown Cottonwood Falls near the historic Chase County Courthouse.
1st Friday – Gospel, 2nd Friday – Bluegrass, 3rd Friday – Country-
–Folk-Bluegrass, 4th Friday – Old Time Rock-n-roll &Vintage Country, 5th Friday – Special Events TBA. All Sessions are acoustic-instruments only except 4th Friday when electric are welcome also.
Emporia Granada TheaterEmporia Granada Theater Contact: Bryan Williams
Whether attending an outstanding concert, hosting a meeting or event, or celebrating a wedding … The Emporia Granada Theater offers patrons a truly remarkable experience.
For a complete list of upcoming concerts please visit the Emporia Granada Theater online at http://emporiagranada.com or via Facebook at facebook.com/emporiagranadatheater. Seating charts are also available on their site.
Flint Hills Community ChurchFlint Hills Community Church
Pastor Jim Bartsch • “Strength for today, hope for tomorrow”
Prayer and share: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday school: 10:00 a.m.
Morning worship: 10:45 a.m.
Pot luck: 12:00 a.m. (second Sunday of every month)
Flint Hills GalleryFlint Hills Gallery Contact: Judith Mackey
The artwork of Judith Mackey hangs in museums and permanent collections nationwide, including the Kansas Governor’s Mansion and Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Her honors are innumerable:”PrairyErth” Original Cover, first woman in American Royal Western Art Association, American Women Artists Master Member, Save America’s Treasures at the White House, Bill Kurtis’ Artist in Residence, a CBS Documentary, a New York Times Article, a lead story in nearly every major Kansas Newspaper, and many others.
Flint Hills Technical CollegeFlint Hills Technical College
Flint Hills Technical College is a two-year public institution of higher education nestled in the rolling hills of east-central Kansas. It is located at the intersection of I-35 and the Kansas Turnpike in Emporia, a city in the heart of the beautiful rangeland known as the Flint Hills and just a short distance from the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
Flying W RanchFlying W Ranch Contact: Josh & Gwen Hoy
The Flying W Ranch is a 7000 acre working cattle ranch that offers grand vistas, relaxation, and memorable experiences for all of its guests. Come experience the authentic cowboy lifestyle, complete with horseback riding, cattle drives, wagon rides, prairie burns, wildflower walks, star gazing, fishing and hiking in the Kansas Flint Hills.
The Flying W Ranch has four facilities offering various choices of accommodations for everything from large family reunions to single getaways. The beauty of our guest ranch is that you will stay in comfort of a rustic looking, but modern accommodations with nature just outside your door.
Catered meals are offered (for groups of 10 or more) to complement your time at the ranch, or your special occasion in the Flint Hills. Our food ranges from campfire cooking and picnic lunches to prix fixe gourmet dining.
Join us for one of our special events like the Flames in the Flint Hills or design your very own group horseback riding event. And with accommodations for large groups or small, a warm bed will be waiting for you when the sun goes down.
Get in touch with the history of Kansas Flint Hills and authentic Kansas cowboy culture with a special event or visit at the Flying W Ranch.
Frontier Store HouseFrontier Store House
Built between Scenic By-way #177 and the BNSF tracks the Frontier Store House in Matfield Green is as peaceful as can be. It started as a log cabin in 1868. Town “developer” David Mercer, after whom a nearby creek was named, built it and ran a frontier store and post office; a few years later, a stone room was added. Both the log cabin and stone room were preserved when, in the late 1880s, a two-story addition was created.
After having stood empty for more than 40 years, the Frontier Store House was beautifully restored and renewed, and became a comfortable very well insulated family retreat and guest house.
Only steps away from the tallgrass prairie and open range cattle country, this home away from home is perfect for long weekends and vacations.
$ 10.00 DISCOUNT FOR CASH OR CHECK PAYMENTS!
Ready for a Flint Hills adventure? The tallgrass prairie surrounding Matfield Green is a national treasure worth discovering. Just north of the little town you will find Pioneer Bluffs historic ranch and The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs. The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is 20 miles north in Strong City. Cottonwood Falls is also worth your visit; check out the historic courthouse and don’t forget to climb the stairs to the old jail. West of Cottonwood Falls you’ll find Chase State Fishing Lake.
A wonderful daytrip is a visit to the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, KS. Lots of informative displays and educational exhibits and a great short film about the Flint Hills will keep you captive. Just follow # 177 north.
You’ll find restaurants and groceries in Strong City and Cottonwood Falls as well as in El Dorado and Emporia.
Grand Central Hotel and GrillGrand Central Hotel and Grill
Located in the heart of the Flint Hills in Chase County, the Grand Central Hotel features ten rooms, an award-winning fine dining steak restaurant, full bar and great wine list. We are famous for our Sterling Silver prime rib. Reservations recommended.