Places to visit in Manhattan Kansas

Wondering what to see and do in Manhattan Kansas?

Being home to the Country Stampede Music Festival every June, Manhattan KS is undoubtedly, one of the most popular vacation spots in the Midwest to enjoy a nice weekend break, or long-week vacation.

Whether you’re visiting Manhattan Kansas on a short trip, or day trip from Kansas City, you’ll be glad to know that Manhattan KS boasts lots more than meets the eye!Below, we’ve rounded up all the popular attractions and must-see places in Manhattan KS:

Kansas State University

Visiting Kansas State University (also known as K-State) is one of the most popular places to visit in Manhattan Kansas since some of the city’s top attractions are located there.

K-State’s campus is home to the:

-Marianna Kistler Beach Art Museum: boasts famous works by local and Midwestern artists.

-K-State’s Botanical Gardens: where you can take a stroll while seeing beautiful plant displays.

-McCain Auditorium: is another of the popular places to visit in Manhattan Kansas to catch regular events such as musicals and dance performances. (be sure to check in what's on at the auditorium when in town!)
Places to visit in Manhattan Kansas

-Fred Bramlage Coliseum: is the place where you can see the Kansas State Wildcats men’s and women’s basketball teams play. Besides seeing the Wildcats’ performing, the Coliseum is also a great place to pass by to see the historic displays and Wildcats’ trophies.

Aggieville District

Aggieville District is the city’s entertainment hub, and one of the top places to visit in Manhattan Kansas to enjoy an nice evening out.
Manhattan Kansas

Aggieville District boasts lots of dining and shopping opportunities with many boutique type shops, restaurants, food joints, cocktail and sports bars.

Aggieville District is also the place to be to attend regular and annual events such as the Little Apple New Year's Eve Ball Drop and the Christmas Tree Lighting in December, as well as the annual City-wide sidewalk summer sale in late July.

Riley County Fair Grounds

If you’re planning to visit Manhattan KS during the summer, the Riley County Fair Grounds is another of the best places to visit in Manhattan Kansas with kids.
Riley country Fair Manhattan Kansas

If you’re planning to visit Manhattan KS with the family, be sure your visit coincides with the Riley County Fair in late July. You'll be able to enjoy fun rides and a ton of fun attractions such as rodeo competitions.

Swimming Pools

If you’re looking for more fun things to do, Manhattan’s swimming pools are popular places to visit during a  visit in Manhattan KS.
Manhattan KS

The city of Manhattan Kansas boasts three swimming pools where you can cool off during the hot summer days such as Manhattan City Park pool, which is located in Manhattan City Park.

The other two swimming pools are Cico swimming pool in the Riley County Fair Grounds, and Northview pool in Northview Park (northeast of Kansas State University).

Manhattan City Park

Manhattan City Park is the largest green area in the city and one of the best places to visit in Manhattan Kansas to enjoy outdoor recreational activities, as well as picnicking.
Manhattan City Park Kansas

During the summer months, Manhattan City Park is also home to the annual Arts in the Park summer series where you can catch daily live music and performing arts.

Tuttle Creek Lake State Park

If you’d like to enjoy more outdoor activities, Tuttle Creek Lake State Park is another popular place to visit to enjoy hiking, camping and swimming.
PTurtle Creek State Park Manhattan Kansas

Besides being able to enjoy fun activities, the annual Country Stampede Music Festival is held in Tuttle Creek Lake State Park in June.

Manhattan Town Center

If you enjoy the mall shopping experience, Manhattan Town Center is another great place in Manhattan KS if you want to spend a nice day or afternoon out shopping at popular stores such as JC Penney.

Manhattan Arts Center

The Manhattan Arts Center is another must-see attraction located just a bloc away from Manhattan City Park.
Manhattan Arts Center Kansas

The Manhattan Arts Center boasts many galleries with cool exhibits on display, as well as a theatre where you can catch family-friendly musicals and Broadway type productions during the summer season.

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