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WELCOME TO MANHATTAN!
Celebrations in Manhattan are memorable. Football games. Graduations. Business milestones. Throughout 2022, Manhattan celebrates the Flint Hills Discovery Center’s 10-year anniversary. 10 years of inspiration for you to “Go see it.” There is literally something for everyone in our gem community located in the Flint Hills. Our Guide is a great place to plan your celebration. Learn more by scanning the QR codes found on select pages throughout. You will agree with Livability.com, we are indeed one of the 10 Best College Towns in America. See for yourself all Manhattan offers. Celebrate – Oh MANhattan!
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9 OUTDOORS 13 THINGS TO DO 17 ARTS 19 HERITAGE PAGE 13
21 SHOPPING 22 K-STATE GAME DAYIDE 23 SURROUNDING REGIONS 28 MAP 30 LODGING
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Good Eats PASS THE PASTA
Drawing on recipes, ingredients and techniques of old, Nico’s Little Italy, located in Aggieville, brings the best of the Motherland to Manhattan. Italian favorites like toasted ravioli, linguine chicken pesto, cannelloni family style or ala carte - combined with a huge wine list are sure to satisfy hungry diners’ appetite.
You can’t go wrong with biscuit-based meals from Manhattan’s Guilty Biscuit restaurant, located on the Westside of Manhattan. Catering to the takeout crowd, the eclectic menu features a plethora of biscuit-based sandwiches. From the Avocado Egg Biscuit, to the namesake sandwich, Guilty Biscuit, which is fried chicken, gravy and bacon this restaurant is a Manhattan treasure!
SWEET TREATS GALORE
Mere steps from the southeast corner of City Park is Manahttan’s newest bakery, the Little Batch Co. Owner and trained pastry chef has grown the bakery as an online order-only business.You’ll love the delicious pies, cakes and cookies. On weekends, Little Batch Co. offers savory, sweet breakfast and lunch specials too! For a full list of dining options scan the QR code. NICO’S LITTLE ITALY
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BREW NEWS MHK BEER
Do you love beer? The folks at Manhattan Brewing Company certainly do. Founded in 2020, this locally owned brewery offers more than a dozen original recipes for drink-in or carry-out enjoyment. Order appetizers or bring in your own food from neighboring restaurants to relax, unwind and talk with friends on the outside patio or inside. Grab friends and take part in special trivia nights, watch parties and more!
GOOD TIMES AT GOOLSBY’S
Pour your own pilsner, IPA or any of the 30 different ales from the beer wall at Goolsby’s, located in Aggieville inside the Bluemont Hotel. Founded and owned by former K-State gridder Denzel Goolsby, this unique eatery also has a ton of interactive games, including Duckpin Bowling, golf and baseball simulators. You can even bring your own golf clubs and bats. Munch on appetizers, burgers and sandwiches while you play. This unique atmosphere is fun for every age.
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COFFEE + DOUGHNUTS Enjoy the heavenly aroma of freshly-roasted coffee at the original Radina’s in the ‘Ville, and its sister shop Radina’s on the Hill, where you’ll find sweet and savory breakfast and snack pastries, plus homemade chocolates. Radina’s Bakehouse, in the Blue Earth Plaza, is home to the most amazing fresh-baked bread Manhattan has to offer. In Aggieville, Bluestem Bistro features flavor-packed coffee, cappuccino, espresso and freshly made sandwiches and pastries. Locals love to gather over their coffee cups, iced lattes, music and conversation at Brothers Coffee Company on Anderson Avenue. Bring your computer for work or play, or just enjoy a cup of coffee plus house-made pastries, snacks 6 VISITMANHATTANKS.ORG
and conversation at Public Hall, 1205 Moro Street in Aggieville. Paramour Coffee on Kimball Avenue is the Westside’s hot spot for locally-roasted coffee, fresh-baked pastries and breakfast sandwiches. Drive-thru or come inside for coffee and conversation. Arrow Coffee, at the corner of Claflin and Denison, makes Manhattan’s favorite pour-over brew. Chai Latte and Cold Brews are house specialties, plus freshmade treats. At night, enjoy Arrow’s premium cocktail menu. Varsity Donuts in Aggieville is Manhattan’s first and foremost gourmet doughnut shop. Try the Maple Bacon Bar, a blueberry Opal or luscious New Boston Cream.
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BURGERS The mouthwatering Saloon Burger at So Long Saloon in Aggieville is their signature thick ‘n juicy burger. Don’t forget to order the chipotle raspberry and black bean dip appetizer!
Family-owned and a vintage classic, Vista Drive In on Tuttle Creek Boulevard serves burgers, corn dogs and their signature dessert, the famous hot fudge brownie á la mode. Aggieville’s burger joint Kite’s has a long menu and delicious history of slinging specialty burgers, including the scrumptious Original Kite Burger and Mac N Cheese Stuff Burger.
Powercat Sports Grill specializes in legendary burgers. Featuring Wagyu beef, locally owned, raised and processed in the Flint Hills, these burgers will make you say, EMAW.
DON’T FORGET THE WINE!
Manhattan’s largest wine cellar, The Wine Dive + Kitchen, located downtown, features elegant meals with locally-sourced ingredients. At Liquid Art Winery enjoy majestic views of the Flint Hills and a glass of Liquid Art wine. Just west of town proprietors Dave and Dani create great wine as well as their own hard ciders.
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FOOD TRUCK FRENZY Locals love the quick and tasty bites from the Manhattanarea food trucks, and you will too! Check their Facebook pages for options to receive a current schedule. The Tasty Traveler stops each day at various locations throughout the town. Known for mouth-watering bierocks, wraps and appetizers. Need a little kick in your lunch? Try Jammin’ Jamaican Cuisine’s jerk chicken or spicy ribs. With their giant portions and ample side dishes, you won’t go away hungry.
blend rub. Ask about the brisket, pulled pork and baked beans, but don’t delay, they sell out fast! TheDoughBro bakery has made from scratch bierocks, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls and more. On Tuttle Creek Boulevard near Kimball Ave., Taqueria Los Burritos offers the city’s most authentic Mexican cuisine. Locals and visitors alike rave about the fish tacos, tamales and quesadillas.
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The Fabulous Flint Hills PRAIRIE HIKES ON THE KONZA
Hikers and nature enthusiasts marvel at the splendor of the Konza while exploring one of the Preserve’s three nature trails ranging from 2.6 miles to 6.2 miles. Wildlife living here includes more than 200 animal species, 600 species of flora, and a herd of approximately 250 bison. Jointly owned by Kansas State University and The Nature Conservancy and operated by the university’s Division of Biology, most of the Konza’s land has never been touched by a plow. Natural vistas are the same as those seen by pioneers and Native Americans hundreds of years ago when bison roamed. The trails are open daily. Pets are prohibited. $2 contribution suggested.
Evening Primrose in crevices of the flint rock outcroppings. It’s attractive pink bloom closes in the evening and opens again in the morning. In the summer, spot Prairie Coneflower, a relative of Kansas’ state flower, the Sunflower. This bloom has bright yellow blossoms and an extended seedhead, which feeds birds and small mammals. More than 600 plant species call the Flint Hills home.
The rugged beauty of Flint Hills flora and fauna is on display throughout all four seasons. Dozens of flowering plant species unique to the Flint Hills are most visible during two peak periods: mid-May through June, and August through September. In the spring, watch rocky outcrops and ledges for the purple blossoms and sweet fragrance of Rose Verbena. In May and June, look for the Missouri
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NATURE WILL INSPIRE YOU PADDLE ALL DAY
Experience the serene beauty of our National Water Trail, the Kansas River, by canoe or kayak. Called “the Kaw” by locals, our section of this 173mile prairie-based river features a braided channel during low flow. There are several access points near Manhattan which allow you to enjoy a couple hours or multiple days on the river. Other paddling options include the River Pond at Tuttle Creek State Park and Pottawatomie County State Lake 2, just east of Manhattan.
Visitors love the more than 50+ campsites, cabins, birdwatching opportunities, hunting and other outdoor recreation at Tuttle Creek State Park. Tuttle Creek Lake has nearly 11,000 acres of water, perfect for waterskiing and fishing fun. You’ll want to check out Wildcat Marina, which has watercraft rentals, bait, tackle and food supplies.
PILLSBURY CROSSING: A HIDDEN GEM
Nestled in the Deep Creek Valley seven miles southeast of Manhattan is the 60-acre Pillsbury Crossing Wildlife Area, named after early pioneer J.H. Pillsbury. The pristine waters of Deep Creek lead to the 60-foot wide, five-foot tall Deep Creek Waterfall (weather permitting), making this one of the area’s most popular areas for relaxing, fishing, and short trail hikes. Pillsbury Crossing is a must-see for the outdoors enthusiast.
MAY THE COURSE BE WITH YOU…
Disc golf aficionados have four course choices in Manhattan. Tuttle Creek Family Disc Golf Course is known for its short, yet challenging holes. River Pond Disc Course is longer with a tremendous view of River Pond. Warner Park’s 9-hole course provides a great view of the Flint Hills, while the 18-hole course in Fairmont Park is a hidden gem on Manhattan’s Southeast side.
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Manhattan’s rolling landscape presents a variety of biking and hiking trails, challenging golf courses and easily accessed waterways for boating, fishing and paddling. Linear Trail winds past the old train depot, along the Kansas River and traverses the eastern, western and southern portions of the city. Walking trails at City Park and Anneberg Park offer a change in scenery and skill level.
Thrill-seekers head to Wildwood Adventure Park to zip high above a plunging limestone canyon. Some zipline runs stretch a quarter-mile and are tandem runs. Finish in a guide-monitored, free-fall back to the ground. Wind down at sunset sipping wines at Liquid Art Winery. Plot team strategies to escape and solve a mystery at Locked Manhattan, an escape room adventure. Kids of all ages love the state’s top-ranked Sunset Zoo.
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TAKE A DIP!
Families flock to Manhattan’s water parks sprinkled throughout the city. City Park Waterpark’s lazy river, slides and diving boards are fun for all ages. Northview Pool offers a variety of water features including twisting slides, splash zones and lazy rivers. Refreshing and free, City Park Splash Park and Blue Earth Plaza Splash Park guarantee hours of family fun and frolic.
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Things to do
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1. Humans have lived in the Flint Hills for 13,000 years. Fossils show signs of sea and plant life more than 250 million years old. 2. Just 4% of the world’s tallgrass prairie remains and most is in the Kansas Flint Hills. 3. Grasses in the Flint Hills can grow 10-feet tall, and roots may extend 15feet into the soil. 4. The Flint Hills were formed 250 million years ago when shallow seas covered the region. Fossils of water animals from this era may be found in the limestone. 5. Manhattan is known for its white stone buildings made of the region’s native Cottonwood Limestone. Built in 1879, Anderson Hall on the Kansas State University campus and the Riley County Courthouse on Poyntz, completed in 1906, are two magnificent examples. 6. Folk hero Johnny Kaw carved the Kansas River with his scythe and whipped all challengers in feats of daring and strength. A 25-foot tall statue of Johnny Kaw towers above Manhattan’s City Park.
FLINT HILLS DISCOVERY CENTER Celebrate the story of life in the Flint Hills at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Bitter winds. Blanketing snow. Raging wildfires. Violent storms. Stampeding buffalo. Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the prairie re-created with stunning authenticity at the immersive theater experience, “Tallgrass Prairie: Times of Time.” Exhibits throughout the Flint Hills Discovery Center will introduce you to the prairie and inspire you to learn more about the region’s geology, animal habitats and rich history. The Flint Hills Discovery Center is 35,000 square feet of interactive splendor located in downtown Manhattan. Exhibits will have you exclaim, “Oh Man” with examples of the majestic tallgrasses, native wildlife, colorful wildflowers, Native American culture, historic railroad towns, cattle branding, and settler wagon trains. Relax and contemplate the hardship of our early
settlers as you relax on the roof garden, surrounded by beautiful landscaped native prairie grasses and wildflowers. For the past 10 years children of all ages have enjoyed the second floor indoor Prairie Playscape. This children’s play area encourages young visitors to explore and play amongst the plants and animals who call the tallgrass prairie home. During 2022, the children’s area will be enhanced to engage and inspire young minds with new hands-on exhibits and activities. VISITMANHATTANKS.ORG
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Manhattan’s award-winning Sunset Zoo features all your favorite animals from an Amur leopard to a miniature Zebu. The brand new Expedition Asia experience adds a world class experience to rediscover tigers, sloth bears and leopards. Special events include Party for the Planet, Earth Day, Water Safari and SPOOKtacular, a familyfriendly Halloween event.
MIDWEST DREAM CAR COLLECTION
Custom cars, muscle cars, exotics and classics are all on display at the Midwest Dream Car Collection, the region’s largest collection of fine automobiles. Established in 2019, the museum has more than 65 stunning vehicles on display, with the collection revolving constantly. Enjoy the lecture and program series, or secure the venue for an unforgettable private event.
THE GARDENS AND INSECT ZOO
Kansas State University’s Botanical Gardens, located at the iconic Dairy Barn on the north side of the K-State campus, is home to native flowers and a vast collection of Flint Hills favorites, including iris, peony and roses. Spend hours exploring the beautifully curated grounds, featuring rest spots, statues and fountains. Visit the Insect Zoo in the historic Dairy Barn. Interactive displays showcase the sights, sounds and smells of your favorite creepy crawlies, including Amazonian insects, bees and an assortment of tarantulas and spiders. INSECT ZOO
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GOLF Golfers of all levels discover challenges at Manhattan’s public golf courses. Rolling fairways and well-manicured greens welcome players to Colbert Hills, ranked since its opening in 2000 by Golf Digest as the best public course in Kansas. Wide fairways showcase stunning Flint Hills views. Colbert Hills hosts a tournament yearly for golfers competing to earn a spot on the prestigious PGA Tour. Former PGA pro and K-State alum Jim Colbert was instrumental in the course design. Located on the northwest side of town, Jim Colbert says a good hamburger is a hallmark of every good golf course clubhouse.
Stagg Hill flanks the Kansas River and demands precision shot-making. Be ready for tricky dogleg holes and tight fairways lined with towering oaks and cottonwoods on this beautiful, 80-year-old course. The scenic 9-hole course at Wildcat Golf and Fitness also features FootGolf.
UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS LOVE PUZZLES?
You’ll love the challenge of participating in one of six themed puzzle rooms at Locked, Manhattan’s escape room getaway. Immerse yourself and your friends in The Dinner Party, or will you be one of the few who master the Dalton Room? Whether it’s a night of teambuilding, date night, or family fun, Locked is labeled “challenging and fun” by its guests.
Axe-throwing venues are sweeping the nation, and Manhattan offers two of them. Manhatchet, located downtown and Axe to Grind in Aggieville, have multiple lanes for a night of friendly competition. Enjoy drinks, appetizers and friendly competition in one of the nation’s hottest sports! MANHATCHET VISITMANHATTANKS.ORG 15
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MARIANNA KISTLER BEACH MUSEUM OF ART
ART GALLERIES Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art celebrates 25 years as home for the Flint Hills region’s cultural achievements. Called “The Beach” by locals, this campus museum displays collections by Kansas natives such as John Steuart Curry and photography by Kansas native, Jim Richardson. Most exhibits illustrate traditional and WAREHAM OPERA HOUSE
contemporary artwork that capture the essence of Midwest life. SNW Gallery & Custom Frames located downtown is the state’s oldest commercial gallery, featuring paintings, sculptures and jewelry by Kansas artists.
LIVE PERFORMANCES McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University hosts an annual performance series featuring major performers and critically acclaimed stage productions. Landon Lectures at McCain showcase notable newsmakers and political leaders. Manhattan Arts Center on Poyntz Avenue, where dramatic theater and musical productions abound, featuring local talent for spring and fall productions. You’ll soak up local art exhibits and live music at this Manhattan treasure. The Wareham Opera House was Kansas’ second motion picture moviehouse. Located in one of the city’s most iconic buildings, the Wareham now stages live music, theatrical performances and entertaining special events. VISITMANHATTANKS.ORG
ART MURALS Tag yourself and your friends at any of Manhattan’s growing number of murals. From the Ruth Bader Ginsburg mural on Fourth Street to the “I Love You Little Apple” mural on Moro Street, Manhattan’s mural madness offers splashes of color and imagery to stir your imagination, and connect our community with art. AJ’S NY PIZZERIA PATIO
The Kitty Castle
This mural started Manhattan’s mural movement by Incite MHK in 2019. Created by the Brazilian mural Bicicleta Sem Freio, the mural occupies an entire wall, overlooking the AJ’s Pizzeria patio. It is an awe-inspiring work depicting a young woman reading and writing.
Located west of The Chef Café on Fourth Street, the Kitty Castle was completed by nationally known artist Nick “Sick” Fisher in 2021. Depicting a cat playing with a ball of yarn on a huge cat toy, the Kitty Castle is one of three murals in the alley, the others including ’Sup and the Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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Celebrating the heartbeat of our community, Carr, Kerr & Co. have captured what makes Manhattan unique with this mural. Filled with iconic experiences found only in Manhattan, complete with our trademark, The Little Apple®, this mural is guaranteed to make you smile as you enjoy Manhappiness!
Manhattan’s beginnings began on April 27, 1855 when the Cincinnati and Kansas Land Company departed Cincinnati, Ohio on the Steamboat Hartford. The plan was to found an abolotionist community. A new town of Boston was already established when the Steamboat ran aground. The Bostonians liked the new arrivals, convinced them to stay and Manhattan became the town’s name.
RILEY COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Begin your tour of historic Manhattan and Riley County here, where you’ll discover Manhattan’s past through changing exhibits and priceless artifacts on permanent display. Open daily.
GOODNOW HOUSE STATE HISTORICAL SITE
In 1855, abolitionists Isaac and Ellen Goodnow founded Manhattan on the common principles of freedom and education. Their home located next to Riley County Historical Museum was built in 1861, contains Victorian-era furniture, and is open for tours.
Pre-fabricated homes were part of steamboats carrying passengers west. The Hartford House is located at 2301 Claflin Avenue and was originally assembled near 5th and Colorado Streets. About 50 years ago the home was to Riley County Historical Museum. Hours vary.
Fort Riley opened in 1853 as a frontier Army installation to protect pioneers traveling on wagon trails heading west. Today, Fort Riley’s workday population exceeds 20,000 military and on-post, private-contract employees. The post contributes $2 billion to Manhattan and Kansas economies. WOLF HOUSE MUSEUM
PIONEER LOG CABIN
PIONEER LOG CABIN
The cornerstone for this pioneer cabin was laid in 1915 and incorporated stone from the first building constructed at what is now Kansas State University. Built using walnut logs, the cabin illustrates a typical Riley County pioneer period home. Located in City Park, open seasonally.
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Built in 1868, this two-story, limestone home was originally used as a boarding house and then a private dwelling owned by the Wolf family before it became a museum in 1983. VISITMANHATTANKS.ORG
Welcome to the No. 4 spot in the nation for campuscommunity relations, according to the Princeton Review. Manhattan and K-State go hand in hand, and opportunities abound here to connect with campus life through cultural and entertainment activities, as well as our Division 1 athletic teams. There’s never a better time to stop and smell the roses at the K-State Gardens, admire exhibits from local and regional artists at the Beach Museum or take in a live show at McCain Auditorium. Ready to get loud and proud? Cheer on the ‘Cats who play their hearts out on our 16 varsity teams. Experience family in action.
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A district of food, shopping and entertainment, Aggieville is the gateway to Kansas State University. Gameday gear, must-reads, unique gifts and tons of food and drink options abound.
Downtown Manhattan is a vibrant mix of eclectic shopping and great dining options. Find your special Manhattan memory, enjoy our shopping, home decorating and apparel options. Make time for one of our mouth-watering eateries.
The heartbeat of west Manhattan, Westloop has relaxation and fitness options, plus one of Manhattan’s most-decorated restaurants. Travel to Village West for special gifts and decorative items, plus great food options!
SETH CHILD COMMONS
Fine clothing for men, stylish jewelry and timepieces, and much more can be found on the Westside, Seth Child Commons. BORCK BROTHERS
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Manhattan Town Center is anchored by two department stores Dillards and J.C. Penny’s with more than 50 shops and full service restraunts. After shopping enjoy a movie at the AMC Dine-In IMAX Theater with 13 screens.
From the region’s best vinyl record store to reptiles and everything in between. Explore Manhattan’s unique shopping options!
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One of the most popular phrases among Wildcats fans is “EMAW,” or “Every Man a Wildcat.” A battle cry for decades of K-State athletics, fans unite behind the slogan which declares they are part of the Wildcat Nation. You’ll love rocking to and fro to the Wabash Cannonball, played loud and often by the K-State Marching Band. ESPN named it the “best pre-game tradition in the Big 12 Conference.”
GAME DAY Wildcat Fans. ARE. YOU. READY?! That’s the battle cry of the Kansas State University Wildcats. Get your gameday vibe going dressed head-totoe in purple, the Wildcats’ favorite color, with a trip to Rally House in Aggieville, the K-State Superstore on McCall Road or K-State’s Student Union. The Sudler-Award-winning K-State Marching Band, known as the “Pride of Wildcat Land,” will get your heart racing and feet stomping as they pub crawl throughout Aggieville and other parts of town the night before games, playing Wildcat fan favorites. Do you live to tailgate? You’ll love the ribs, brisket and pulled pork at Cox Bros BBQ. Plan to celebrate post-game victories at pubs located in Aggieville, Westloop or downtown Manhattan. BILL SNYDER FAMILY STADIUM
Before or after the game, Aggieville is where Wildcats gather. Eat, drink, play and shop at the more than 100 shops, restaurants and hangouts. Home to the annual Homecoming Parade, throngs of visitors come to Aggieville to celebrate their Alma Mater. Fight, you K-State Wildcats!
Home to the Buffalo Soldier Memorial, Civil War Monument and Kansas Vietnam Memorial, Junction City is located at the confluence of the Smoky Hill River and Republican River, 20 minutes west of Manhattan on I-70.
Boyhood home, presidential library, museum and burial place honoring the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower is 40 minutes west of Manhattan, on I-70.
REGIONAL VISITS Fun day trips from Manhattan include visiting Wamego where you will find the historic Columbian Theatre, Dutch Mill, Oz Winery and OZ Museum. Continue your journey throughout the Flint Hills on the Native Stone Scenic Byway.
Located one hour south of Manhattan on Kansas Highway 177, find Kansas’ oldest operating Chase Count courthouse, the Grand Central Hotel and Restaurant and Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
Ten minutes west of Manhattan, Fort Riley is home to the 1st Infantry Division called “The Big Red One.” 1ID is the U.S. Army’s oldest division created during World War I. Visitors must present photo ID.
An hour north of Manhattan is Pony Express Home Station No. 1, the first stop on the legendary run. Visitors enjoy the Doll House Museum’s collection of antique and modern toys.
Learn about the Land of Oz at the Oz Museum or enjoy one of the small town’s many festivals. Experience the largest Independence Day Celebration in the Midwest, all in Wamego, 15 minutes east of Manhattan.
COUNCIL GROVE There are 24 nationallyregistered historical sites in this community, 40 minutes south of Manhattan on Kansas Highway 177. Delight in great food at The Hays House, and enjoy smalltown shopping.
Antique stores abound in this tiny town 20 minutes east of Manhattan off I-70. You’ll see many preserved Victorian-era buildings. In September, Paxico hosts the annual Blues Festival.
Find the Beecher Bible and Rifle Church, Alma Creamery, a family-run cheese plant, and Volland store with Midwest-inspired art exhibits 10-30 minutes east of Manhattan.
Located 35 minutes west of Manhattan, this town is located on the banks of Milford Lake offering outdoor activities including great fishing, birding and boating.
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Best Western, 601 E. Poyntz Ave., 785-537-8300 (T8)
Bluemont Hotel, 1212 Bluemont, 785-473-7091 (O8)
Candlewood Suites, 115 Blue Earth Plaza, 785-320-7454 (R11)
Comfort Suites, 1020 Hostetler Dr., 785-539-9449 (R8)
Courtyard by Marriott - Bluemont & N. 12th St. (O9)
Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 300 Colorado St., 785-539-2400 (Q11)
Four Points by Sheraton, 530 Richards Dr., 785-539-5311 (J13)
Hilton Garden Inn & Manhattan Conference Center, 410 3rd St., 785-532-9116 (Q11)
Holiday Inn at the Campus, 1641 Anderson Ave., 785-539-7531 (M9)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 115 Blue Earth Place, 785-320-7454 (R11)
Parkwood Inn & Suites, 505 S. 17th St., 785-320-5440 (M11)
Quality Inn & Suites, 150 E. Poyntz Ave., 785-770-8000 (R10)
Super 8, 200 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-537-8468 (R10)
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Abner Allen Guest House, 7280 Zeandale Rd., 785-456-9201 (V20)
Anderson Bed & Breakfast, 1719 Fairchild Ave., 785-539-4994 (M10)
Moore House Bed & Breakfast, 500 Denison Ave., 785-776-5603 (L9)
Prairie View Guest House at Lazy T Ranch, 2103 Zeandale Rd., 785-537-9727 (U11)
Prairiewood Retreat & Preserve, 1484 Wildcat Creek Rd., 785-537-9999 (A8)
Scenic Valley Inn Bed & Breakfast, 610 S. Scenic Dr., 785-776-6831 (B13)
The StoneHouse at Prairiewood, 5020 Anderson Ave., 785-537-9999 (A7)
Sunset Cottage, 727 Sunset Ave., 785-537-9999 (L8)
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