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Aug 03

Region's unique aura yields outgrowth of "Oh Manhattan!" message

Posted on August 3, 2018 at 9:52 AM by Michael Goens

The magnificence of Manhattan’s surroundings frequently influences visitors into a state of amazement. A sense of wonder. A sense of “wow!”

The Flint Hills are one facet of Manhattan’s fascinating story. Years of evolutionary nature formed the rolling hills into an astonishing natural landscape; subtle while simultaneously sublimely breathtaking. That’s so Manhattan.

Kansas River bridge_Dave MayesPhoto by Dave Mayes

Oh my? Oh Manhattan!
A new tourism-focused marketing campaign – Oh Manhattan! – embodies the understated wonder of Manhattan and our tourism destination draws. The campaign’s visibility will have an online presence at, with national and regional advertisements, on social media channels and prevalently along highway billboards on Interstates 70/135 and Kansas Highway 77.

Visit Manhattan has stamped our immediate region “Gateway to the Flint Hills” with a glowing portfolio of exciting attractions. The resounding “sense of being” within proud northeast Kansas residents contributes to Manhattan’s aura and visibility.

Growing tourist destinations helped MHK eclipse 1.5 million visitors for 2015-2017.

Konza Prairie_Doug Stremel photo
Photo by Doug Stremel

Rarin' to get active
Go Play! Scenic biking and hiking trails along the Kansas River, within luscious Flint Hills and nearby Tuttle Creek make Manhattan the Perfect Playcation. Flint Hills Discovery Center opens the proverbial gateway to the beautiful and historic Flint Hills.

The prairie-burned sunsets. The whirring, flying, dizzying excitement presented at Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park. The relaxing atmosphere of a refreshingly cold cider at Liquid Art Winery and Estate. The restaurants. The downtown. The ‘Ville.

The parks. The campus. The Cats! Oh my!

Oh Manhattan!

Plan your next “Oh” moment at


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