Emporia, Kansas is home to rolling prairies, wheat fields, and the world's biggest frisbee golf tournament.
But the reason we went there: the National Teacher Hall of Fame, which gives the place it's most revered title, Teacher Town USA.
In 1989 the members of the Emporia local school board and Emporia State University asked, 'Why doesn't anyone honor teachers?'
To fill the void, they created the museum and hall of fame, where the top five teachers in the nation are honored every year. To be eligible, you must have taught for 20 years or more.