IGP Visitor's Guide
Welcome to K-State!
Voted as the #1 College Town in America, Manhattan is a special place, not only for students from all over the country and world, but also visitors. You do not have to be here too long before experiencing the family environment that everyone talks about with people who genuinely care.
Manhattan is the fastest growing metro in the state and Riley County is among the top 20 nationally in economic growth. Being a Wildcat and a part of the K-State Family is truly a great experience for anyone.
Below is a list of dining options and attractions in Manhattan, Kansas for visitors to enjoy during their stay.
- Bourbon & Baker
Soulful small plates with a bakery in the back.
- Keltic Star
British Pub House serving authentic British cuisine.
- Kite's Grill & Bar
Full range menu served in the heart of Aggieville.
- Little Apple Brewing Co.
Hand-crafted beers with Certified Angus Beef.
- Powercat Sports Grill
K-State themed sports bar.
- So Long Saloon
Home of the Cowboy Challenge and raspberry black bean dip.
- Tallgrass Tap House
Brewpub serving American cuisine with a modern twist.
- Wahoo Fire & Ice Grill
No. 1 family friendly eats.
Italian fine dining.
Voted "Best restaurant in Kansas" by Business Insider.
- Rock-A-Belly Deli
Deli and drinks served in a kitschy retro atmosphere.
- Radina's Bakehouse
Fresh baked artisan breads and locally roasted coffee every day.
- Sparrow Specialty Coffee
Coffee and tea served.
- Varsity Donuts
Serving up fat and fluffy donuts in Aggieville.
- AJ's NY Pizzeria
Authentic NY pizza.
- Coco Bolo's
Wood fire grill and cantina.
- Taco Lucha
Mexican street food with a modern twist.
- McAlister's Deli
Known for their famous sweet tea.
- Tanner's Bar & Grill
Bar and grill chain serving pub grub, burger and wings in a modern space in Aggieville.
- The Chef
Breakfast cafe serving dishes from frittatas to PB&J pancakes in a casual atmosphere.
- Vista Drive-in
Famous for their Vista burger and ice cream delights.
- Mr. K's Cafe & Bar
Flatbreads and cocktails served in a cool, sports-themed space with outdoor seating.
- K-State Dairy Bar
Ice cream, deli and specialty shop located on K-State's campus.
Attractions and Sights:
- Konza Prairie Nature Trail
Five miles south of Manhattan and set in the scenic Flint Hills, the Konza Prairie is 3,487-hectare of untouched native Tallgrass prairie.
- Flint Hills Discovery Center
A dynamic tribute to the Tallgrass Prairie and the Flint Hills that surround Manhattan. With more than 7,000 square feet of exhibit space, visitors explore how settlers and pioneers encountered shallow soils, forcing them to create new uses for a new land. Guests partake in the immersive exhibits, visit the gift shop or take in a panoramic view of downtown Manhattan from the outdoor terraces.
- Kansas State University Gardens
The KSU Gardens is a horticulture display garden that has been established as an educational resource and learning laboratory for K-State students and the visiting public. It is a privately funded project, located on the campus. The KSU Gardens is designed to show hardscape and tested ornamental plant material in different aesthetic settings.
- Sunset Zoological Park
Founded in 1933 by the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Board, the Sunset Zoological Park has been a cultural and educational asset to the community for more than 80 years.