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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. 


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.