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MANHATTAN | Unique beauty | Enthusiastic people | popular events | | www.CityofMHK.com |


Aggieville

This shopping, eating and entertainment district has served K-Staters since 1889. Annual events include the mayor’s Christmas parade, St. Patrick’s Day parade, K-State homecoming parade and Little Apple New Year’s Eve celebration. | Aggieville | Anderson & N. Manhattan Ave. | 785.776.8050 | | www.Aggieville.org |


Courtesy: Manhattan CVB

ARTS IN THE PARK

Every summer, Manhattan Parks and Recreation lines up stellar live outdoor entertainment in the City Park pavilion area. From local musicians to tribute bands, Arts in the Park offers free music on Fridays from May to August. | Arts in the Park | 11th and Fremont St. | 785.587.2757 | | www.CityofMHK.com/ParksandRec |


Courtesy: Kansas State University

BEACH MUSEUM OF ART

Art from Kansas and the region is on display in the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art on the Kansas State University campus. View works from K-State’s permanent art collection and touring exhibitions. | Beach Museum of Art | 14th and Anderson | 785.532.7718 | | Beach.K-State.edu |


BILL SNYDER FAMILY STADIUM

Bill Snyder Family Stadium at Kansas State University is the mecca for Wildcat football and some of collegiate America’s best tailgating fun. | Bill Snyder Family Stadium | 2201 Kimball Ave. | 785.532.5282 | | www.KStateSports.com |


Courtesy: Kansas State University

BRAMLAGE COLISEUM

Nicknamed the “Octagon of Doom,” K-State’s 13,500-seat facility holds basketball games, concerts, commencement ceremonies and trade shows. Bramlage is home to the largest student section in the Big 12. Bramlage Coliseum | 1800 College Ave. | 785.532.7600 | | www.KStateSports.com |


CALL HALL DAIRY BAR

Carry out some Purple Pride ice cream, one of approximately 30 flavors available, or sit on a swivel stool to eat a chocolate sundae. The sales counter also has K-State cheese and meat. | Call Hall Dairy Bar | | 144 Call Hall | | 785.532.1292 | | www.ASI.K-State.edu |

Courtesy: Kansas State University


Courtesy: Waters Edge Aquatic Design

CITY POOLS

City Park, CiCo Park and Northview Park (pictured above) are home to the city’s three pools — open generally from Memorial Day to the middle of August. Waveboarding, slides, a lazy river and much more await swimmers at these recently renovated pools. | City Pool | 1220 Fremont St. | | CiCo Pool | 3309 Robinson Dr. | | Northview Pool | 510 Griffith Dr. | | 785.587.2757 | www.CityofMHK.com/ParksandRec |


Courtesy: La Brisa Photography

COUNTRY STAMPEDE

Join more than 40,000 fans listening to some of the top country music artists during the four-day concert in June at Tuttle Creek State Park. | Country Stampede | Tuttle Creek State Park | 785.539.3787 | | www.CountryStampede.com |


DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN

With more than 260 retail, service and professional businesses, downtown Manhattan is a unique location for shopping, events and activities. Through downtown redevelopment, many features have been added including the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Blue Earth Plaza. | Downtown Manhattan | 3rd & Poyntz | 785.537.9682 | | www.DowntownManhattanKS.com |


FLINT HILLS DISCOVERY CENTER

The Discovery Center, which opened in 2012, is devoted to preserving the history and future of the Flint Hills of Kansas. Among the unique aspects are the Immersive Experience and rotating exhibits that highlight science and nature. | Flint Hills Discovery Center | 315 S. 3rd St. | 785.587.2726 | | www.FlintHillsDiscovery.org |


HISTORIC SITES

Manhattan has more than 30 properties and/or districts currently listed on the national, state or Manhattan historic register. A virtual tour of Manhattan’s oldest homes and structures is available in addition to in-person tours. | Historic Sites | Throughout Manhattan | | www.CityofMHK.com/HistoricTour |


ICE RINK IN CITY PARK

Winter just isn’t winter without a spin around the ice rink. Open daily November through February in the John and Ruth Ann Wefald Pavilion, the ice rink provides classes and ice skating lessons for the whole family. | Ice Rink | 1101 Fremont St. | 785.587.2757 | | www.CityofMHK.com/IceRink |


JOHNNY KAW

The legend of Johnny Kaw originated from a Kansas State University professor in the 1950s. Mythical tales rivaled those told of Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill. The 30-foot-tall statue erected in City Park stands as a reminder of the local legend. | Johnny Kaw | | 1101 Fremont St. |


K-STATE INSECT ZOO

The zoo features exhibits including a tropical tree/flooded Amazonian rainforest, observation beehive and freshwater display. Walk-in visitors, as well as guided group tours, are welcome at the Insect Zoo, which opened on the K-State campus in 1999. | K-State Insect Zoo | 1500 Denison Ave. | 785.532.BUGS | | www.K-State.edu/butterfly |


KONZA PRAIRIE

Hike up to 7 miles of nature trails at K-State’s 8,600-acre prairie preserve, one of the last stands of native tallgrass. Limited campsites and lodging are also available. Konza Prairie | | Approx. 6 miles south of Manhattan | | www.Konza.KSU.edu |


LINEAR TRAIL

Hike, bike or jog Manhattan’s scenic 11-mile trail that encircles threequarters of the city on the east, south and west sides. | Linear Trail | Surrounding Manhattan | | 785.587.2757 | www.CityofMHK.com/ParksandRec |


Courtesy: Manhattan Arts Center

MANHATTAN ARTS CENTER

The Manhattan Arts Center is home to a performance hall, galleries and studio space. The Center offers performing and visual arts activities featuring both professionals and amateurs. | Manhattan Arts Center | 1520 Poyntz Ave. | 785.537.4420 | | www.ManhattanArts.org |


MCCAIN AUDITORIUM

McCain Auditorium on the Kansas State University campus provides a wide range of performing arts throughout the year for students, faculty and the community. | McCain Auditorium | 211 McCain Auditorium | | 785.532.6428 | www.K-State.edu/mccain |

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PILLSBURY CROSSING

A favorite hiking, sunbathing and picnic spot, this low water crossing also features the Deep Creek Waterfall, forming a natural bridge over Deep Creek where settlers and covered wagons once crossed. | Pillsbury Crossing | 7 miles SE of Manhattan | | www.KansasTravel.org/pillsburycrossing.htm |


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PURPLE POWER PLAY

An atmosphere of family fun with live entertainment and vendors in City Park fills the Thursday and Friday nights prior to K-State’s first home football game each season. | Purple Power Play | City Park, 1101 Fremont St. | | www.PurplePowerPlay.com |


RILEY COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Trace the establishment of Manhattan from the first days of settlement in 1855. | Riley County Historical Museum | 2309 Claflin Rd. | 785.565.6490 | | www.RileyCHS.com |


SUNSET ZOO

Home to more than 250 amazing animals — from anteater to zebu — Sunset Zoo offers up-close views of more than 100 species including emus, gibbons and leopards. Open 360 days a year. | Sunset Zoo | 2333 Oak St. | 785.587.2737 | | www.SunsetZoo.com |

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TOP OF THE WORLD

The Top of the World offers a view of Manhattan unseen by most. It’s a scenic overlook road off of Kansas Highway 113 west of Manhattan in Washington Marlatt Park. | Top of the World | NW of Manhattan |


tuttle creek lake, dam & state park

Kansas’ second largest lake offers 33,000 acres for boating, water skiing, fishing, hunting and hiking, as well as 225 sites for camping. | Tuttle Creek Lake | 5 miles N of Manhattan | 785.539-8511 | | KDWPT.state.ks.us/news/State-Parks/Locations/Tuttle-Creek |


UNION PACIFIC DEPOT

Union Pacific Depot, located near the Fort Riley Boulevard and K-177 interchange, is Manhattan’s original wooden depot, built in 1866. It is now used as an event space. | Union Pacific Depot | 120 Fort Riley Blvd. | 785.587.2757 | | www.CityofMHK.com/ParksandRec |


MORE INFO | www.ManhattanCVB.org |

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