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Manhattan (Kansas)

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Manhattan is a college town in Kansas. It is the home of Kansas State University [1].

Get in[edit]

  • Manhattan Municipal Airport (MHK) [[2]]. - American Eagle Airlines offers five daily flights to both Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth and sells connections beyond. The airport has Hertz and Enterprise car rental facilites available.
  • KCI Road Runner [[3]] - A shuttle service from Junction City, Kansas to the Kansas City International Airport, with stops in Lawrence, Topeka, and Manhattan. Typically about $40-80 a trip.

Get around[edit]

  • Taxi4Less (locally owned).
  • Yellow Cab Taxi.


  • Manhattan Public Library[4]629 Poyntz Ave. Mon-Th 9AM-9PM, Fri 9AM-8PM, Sat 9AM-6PM, Sun 1PM-6PM

See[edit][add listing]

  • Aggiville.
  • Sunset Zoo.
  • The Konza Prairie Observatory.

Do[edit][add listing]

Outdoor Activities[edit]

  • Konza Prairie[5]. Most of Konza was once a part of the Dewey Cattle Ranch. In the 1970's, the Nature Conservancy purchased the property, over 13 square miles. It is managed by Kansas State University to be used as a research natural area to study the tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Camping not allowed. Nature Trail (2.5 mile loop); Kings Creek Loop (4.4 miles - includes the first); Godwin Hill Loop (6.0 miles - includes the other two). Konza Prairie is south of Manhattan. Travel 6.3 miles south of K-177 on McDowell Creek Road along the east side of the Kansas River. The area can also be reached from 1-70 by taking Exit 307 and traveling north 4.9 miles on McDowell Creek Road (also identified as Riley County 901).
  • Linear Trail[6] This 9.4-mile crushed gravel trail wraps around most of the city and connects many different neighborhoods and natural areas. There are ten access points along its length. Both hikers and bikers are welcome.
  • Bluemont Hill Scenic Overlook [7] Visible from most points in town, this hill displays the name Manhattan in large white letters (in case you forget where you are). A parking lot provides access to the hilltop which includes a great view of the city and landscape beyond. The overlook is located off of Ehlers Road on Bluemont Drive and is a part of Goodnow Park.
  • Sunset zoo[8]The zoo exists to “inspire conservation of the natural world” by engaging and inspiring over 65,000 annual visitors to actively embrace conservation. The zoo's vision is to create an educational atmosphere where people can learn about the natural wonders of the surrounding world and their personal role in its preservation. Open every day. Apr-Oct 9:30 AM-5PM; Nov-Mar 12-5PM; Adults $4; Children (3-12) $2; Children under 2 Free
  • Anneberg Park[9]Frank Anneberg Park was one of the projects funded from Manhattan's 1986 "Quality of Life" Bond Issue. The park provides for a variety of activities including team sports at one of the State's leading facilities. Softball, soccer, or flag football can be played on irrigated "regulation" playing fields. Jerry Dishman Lake, the park's stocked lake, provides area youth with good fishing opportunities with a limit of three fish per species per day. Park Amenities Six softball fields; Eight regulation soccer fields; Two covered shelters; Grills; Playground inside sports complex; ADA Playground; Jerry Dishman Fishing Lake; Trail: 1.6 miles; Restrooms


  • Flint Hills Discovery Center [10] Learn something new. From the diversity of plant species to the culture of indigenous people, this museum offers a broad coverage of information relating to the natural history of the Flint Hills region. There is a short immersive movie, a gift shop, a children's museum. There is also an area for rotating exhibits and events.
  • KSU Insect Zoo[11] Kansas State University operates this very unique attraction on it's campus. See a variety of both local native species as well as exotic species from around the world live. The gift shop sells locally produced honey and live tarantulas. Tue-Sat 12PM-6PM; Walk-ins $2/person. Seniors and military $1.50. Guided tours $3/person and must be scheduled one week in advance.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Manhattan Town Center[12] Located in Manhattan, Kansas in the heart of downtown, Manhattan Town Center continues to be the cornerstone of community life for almost 20 years. Whether you are just visiting or have been here for years, you will find your heart's desire at over 70 specialty stores and Dillard's, JC Penney, and Sears department stores. Located just off the K-177 exit, find yourself at home in the heartland at Manhattan Town Center

Eat[edit][add listing]


  • Call Hall Dairy Bar[13]Purchase meat and dairy products produced locally at the KSU farm units. The dairy bar is on KSU campus and operated by students. Items for sale include a variety of meats, cheeses, ice cream, eggs, and flour. Prepared foods and ice creams are available. M-F 8AM-6PM.
  • Tad's Shaved Ice Tad's has been serving extremely sweet shaved ice since 1995. They have a menu of over a hundred flavors. Their location is currently in the ACE Hardware parking lot on Hostetler Dr.


  • Famous Daves Barbeque 910 Commons Place Manhattan, Kansas 66503 785-537-2401


  • Valentino's 3003 Anderson Avenue Plaza West 539-6444


  • Carlos O Kelly's Manhattan Town Center 785-537-4688
  • Chipotle Gourmet Burritos and Tacos in Aggieville


  • Gumby's Pizza 702 North 11th Street in Aggieville 770-3333
  • Little Caesars 1150 Westloop 539-3333
  • Domino's Pizza 517 N 12th Manhattan KS 776-7788
  • Papa John's 2615 Anderson Ave. 537-1400
  • Papa Murphy's Take n bake pizza 2745 W. Claflin 539-3321

Steak houses[edit]

  • Doe's Eat Place 2605 Stagg Hill Road Manhattan, Kansas 66502 785-537-6070
  • Little Apple Brewing Company 1110 Westloop Manhattan, KS 66502 785-539-5500
  • Sirloin Stockade 925 East Poyntz Manhattan, Kansas 785-776-0516
  • Whiskey Creek Steakhouse 200 Manhattan Town Center Manhattan, KS 66502 785-776-7300

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Four Olives,
  • Bars,
  • Tubby's Sport Bar,
  • Kite's Sport Bar,
  • The Purple Pig,
  • KatHouse,
  • Long Horn Saloon,
  • Rusty Last Chance,
  • Buffalo Wild Wings,
  • Porter's,
  • So Long Saloon,
  • Auntie Mae's,
  • The Lou,
  • Silverados,
  • Mulligans,
  • Pat's Blue Ribbon.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Econo Lodge,
  • Motel 6,
  • Super Motel 8,
  • Holiday Inn.,
  • Days Inn.


Get out[edit]

Routes through Manhattan
StocktonClay Center  W noframe E  WamegoTopeka

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