Manhattan Travel Guide

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Manhattan Things to Do

  • Manhattan Arts Center

    Whether you want to take an art class for adults or youth, listen to music, see theatre productions, or view the art galleries, the Manhattan Arts Center has something for everyone!

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  • Fling Hills Affiliation

    The town is right close to Flint Hills-which are made up of layers of flint and limestone. There really are hills, but none that stand out tall on the skyline; maybe 100 feet tops. The rolling hills are a feature that the Kansas people brag on.

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  • Homes of the town.

    Bedroom community it is, but there are some larger and more ornate structures around town. Most are middle class type homes and people live a middle class life in a quite and peaceful manner.

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  • Manhattan Christian College

    Manhattan Christian College is right across from K State Campus, but obviously not as big. It is a nondenominational affiliation for christian churches but Churches of Christ is a core. Founded in 1927, it has evolved into a reputed campus, with the slant to be christian, but you do not have to be a fanatic about it.

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  • Sunset Zoo

    They have about 10 different sections in the zoo exhibiting animals from Africa to the locals around Kansas. The zoo is open 9:30-5 daily April-Oct, and 12-5 the rest of the year. Adult charge is $4 and children $2. It is a pleasant diversion for some moments.

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  • Beach Art Museum

    This is one of the noted art culture museums in the town. It was named after Marianna Kistler Beach, an alum of K State along with Art Beach, husband. The facility in today's site opened in 1996. They have 6,5000 art objects, but not all are on display and roatte time to time. Located at 14th & Anderson, it is right on the main section of campus....

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Manhattan Hotels

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Manhattan Restaurants

  • A right of passage...don't miss the...

    Pub food...is pub food! So go for the BEER!During the summer season and in the daylight hours, Rusty's is a run of the mill saloon that serves up a decent helping of American bar food (burgers/fries/rib tips/etc.) that won't stress the wallet. Great for anyone on a budget, a big appetite, and a thirsty palate. There are daily specials...

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  • Head south down Hwy 177 for old time...

    The meal was served very well and the employees try hard to please the customer. They have salads that range form $7-10, with the higher end being special meat with the salads base. Chicken fried steak is $8.15 and pan fried chicken $7.75, for lunches. That comes was a full meal with vegetables. The history is one reason to come here. It is very...

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  • Great food - great prices

    The Pub has an Irish theme, and although it definitely serves some traditional Irish fare (such as very good bangers and mash), it also offers plenty of other options. The food is great, the service has always been top notch, and the prices are reasonable - lower than you would probably expect. I've never had a bad experience there and I highly...

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  • Will go again

    They had some computer problems and prepared a wrong dish. But manager came over and explained the situation and apologized and told me that I will have to wait a little bit longer till they prepare my dish. They also took it off the bill. I was really satisfied the way they handled the situation instead of lying to me and say something like they...

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  • It's awful. Don't go there

    We ordered HotPot (which is basically a boiling pot filled with a soup and you get raw meat that you can dip in to it and cook) and all the meat we received are old big chunks of ice. They must have been in the freezer forever. HotPot is like a buffet, you can get unlimited meat, rice and Noodle.Also the serving staff was rude. Before even...

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  • The Best Burgers in Aggieville?

    I met my friend Natasha for lunch at the So Long Saloon, which has the reputation of having the best burgers and fries in Manhattan. I'll to come back to verify - I had a chicken salad croissant that was very good. Good collegiate vibe here.

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Manhattan Nightlife

  • Another chance to mention this place...

    I have Rusty's at my restaurant tips for their pub food. So for more info on what kind of food they offer see the page there. Manhattan being the college town it is, looks to Aggieville for some evening of frolicking fun. Chance does get crowded in the evening and sometimes during the summer and winter holidays it just depends on what is going on....

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  • Quick Sticks and Fast Balls

    Okay this place is not fabulous looking but they offer pocket billiards, a small area for video games, some decent food (nothing really to write home about), and an assortment of alcoholic bevies. This is a great place to hang out, pass the time (no...not gas), snack on some of their fries and play a little game or two. The really best thing that...

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  • Yep....another country bar!

    On most nights Silverado's is a country bar belting out the most popular top 40 country tunes and occasionally some good old country music with DJ in tow. However, on those nights that they bring in the the occasional live band coming through, you can hear the sounds of Pomelroy or Ruskabank belting out a song or two as well as any up and coming...

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Manhattan Transportation

  • KCI Roadrunner

    The KCI roadrunner would be the alternative to arriving into Manhattan if you didn't want to fly on a prop plane or didn't want to drive into Manhattan on your own. The roadrunner travels through Junction City, Ft Riley, Manhattan, Topeka, Lawrence and through to the Kansas City Airport. Shuttle service is run on a preset schedule, you make your...

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  • Manhattan Regional Airport

    Manhattan Regional Airport is located just four miles west of Manhattan on K-18. US Airways Express provides several flights daily to and from Kansas City International Airport. Kansas Air Center provides private executive air charter service. Call 785-776-1991 or 888-462-1991 for more information.Airport Operations Monday – Friday - 4:45 a.m. –...

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Manhattan Shopping

  • A little freshness goes a long way!

    In 1976, the owner started with just a small fruit and veggie stand on the east side of Manhattan. Now the store has expanded to two locations and included fresh flowers, christmas trees in the winter and now they are starting out on gift baskets. Oh...of course they have the K-State gift basket. But you ought to see their Kansas Gift basket with...

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  • Books, Games, Music, & Movies to Rent or...

    In 1996, Hastings opened it's doors to to the Manhattan community. A simple way to describe Hastings is like a discount Barnes and Nobles. This place is an absolute weakness for me! They have a great selection of books to buy at decent prices. If the book you are looking for isn't there, you can order it. You can also buy, sell and trade your CDs....

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  • Bargain Sportswear

    This shop specializes in mass producing personalized clothing for sports teams, companies, schools, events, greek houses, etc. Say for example a company or school orders 30 shirts for a particular event but they only take 20. GTM stores the remaining shirts and sells during a tent sale along with other shirts, jackets, hats, etc. Tent sales happen...

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Manhattan Local Customs

  • The tallest building in Manhattan!

    Grain Marketing and Production Research Center...The research center's is administered by the Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Their programs are geared towards solving problems relating to the conservation, production, harvesting, storage, marketing, and utilization of grain. Their research emphasizes...

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  • Cowboy Hats and Belt Buckles

    Unlike my hometown in eastern Kansas, you'll see many people in Manhattan wearing cowboy hats and boots. My first class at K-State was the first time I saw anyone using chewing tabacco (beware the pop bottles with brown juices in them!). I suppose this is what most people imagine midwesterners to be like, but it was new to me!

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  • Seen through purple and white colored...

    The closer you are to Manhattan the deeper you get into wildcat country. You will an abundance of powercat logos and wildcat trademarks. Too many to count. And with the exception of the Minnesota Vikings, we have the market cornered on the color purple. In the past there has been a deep aversion to the Kansas Jayhawks. (And that is putting it...

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Manhattan Warnings and Dangers

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    Information booth between the Union and Ahern

    by aphrodyte Written Jul 12, 2003

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    Permits are required to park on K-State campus from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for meter parking lots. (Even in the summer time.)

    Visitor permits are free of charge and are valid for a single visit. Permits may be obtained from the Information Booth located south of the Union (Usually need to have DL and plate number). You can also stop by at Parking Services, 108 Edwards Hall.

    Visitor permits are valid in the following areas:

    Any student, housing and faculty/staff parking lots, designated with the signs O, R, W, T or Z.

    Visitor permits are not valid in Service Vehicle areas, Reserved Parking areas or Meter Parking.

    Meter Prices are $.75/hour.

    There are meter nazis so if you don't want to get the "boot" just get a visitor pass (the "boot" is for excessive violations). They're free and it's good for the whole day.

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Manhattan Off The Beaten Path

  • Pillsbury Crossing

    Pillsbury Crossing is NOT off the beaten path to young local families and to college kids. It is the place to hang out on a hot summer day. Pillsbury Crossing is a shallow fording spot on Deep Creek, and unlike most in Kansas is on a solid slab of stone. It is located within a small wild life refuge south and east of Manhattan, Kansas, but the only...

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  • Council Groves-an Old Historic Town

    Just to the south of Manhattan about 35 miles on Hwy 177 is Council Groves. It has recorded 28 buildings/homes on the National Register of historic and unique preserved buildings. A tour around the town is quite pleasant and all the people in town are proud to show off those places. The town got a start with Seth Hayes building some retail stores...

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  • Wind Turbines in the Fields

    There are hundreds of huge wind turbines in the fields to the west of Manhattan and the setting is awe inspiring. So many are twirling in the wind, and the size is hard to imagine until you get up close. A new industry for this windy flat terrain. The wind that rushes through the plains is a good place to have these energy machines.Sometimes that...

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Manhattan Sports & Outdoors

  • Kansas State Football

    Kansas State University is part of the Big 12 athletic conference and boasts one of the top Division I football teams in the country. If you happen to be in the area during a home game weekend be sure to make your way to the stadium, located on the northwest part of town. Tailgating commences in the east and west parking lots hours before kickoff,...

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  • Tuttle Creek Spillway

    We usually fish late at night so that we don't get hit with the heat. It's kinda neat to go down to the rock wall and set your stuff up with a night lamp and your fishing gear. Crazily enough, we wouldn't be the only one out there. There is excellent channel and flathead catfish. Worms, minnows, shad, and crawdads are the baits best used. There is...

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  • Tuttle is not a puddle...but a man made...

    Tuttle Creek is the second largest lake in the state. The lake has 104 miles of shoreline and nine developed park areas several with play areas. The lake provides boat ramps and docks, fishing, hiking, horseback riding trails, hunting, areas for 4-wheeling/dirt bikes, picnic areas, museum/visitor center, water sport activities, and wildlife...

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Manhattan Favorites

  • Nichols Hall

    While visiting Manhattan, you'll want to take a drive around the KSU campus. Nichols Hall dates from 1911, and originally housed the military science department. (That's probably why it looks like a fortress!)After a devastating fire in the 1960s, the building was meticulously restored, but I think it now houses the department of Physics.

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  • Kansas Sandstone on the KSU Campus

    Kansas State is a very attractive campus, unified by the use of local white sandstone for most of the buildings.

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  • donovanel's General Tip

    I had a great time at this little soiree...reminded me of being at a wedding reception--minus the bride and groom! I will always remember constantly walking on the balls of my feet, because my heels kept sinking into the grass! Talk about a creative way to turn the soil!

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