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Sep 21

5 Reasons You'll Fall for Manhattan KS

Posted on September 21, 2020 at 2:32 PM by Tarra Rotstein

anderson hall k-state fall
What's so great about Manhattan in the fall? Well, everything! The weather has cooled off, outdoor activities are bustling and the Konza is in a beautiful state. Find out the 5 reasons to fall for Manhattan this autumn.


1. Konza Prairie


If you are a sucker for the beauty of leaves changing and those warm fall colors the Konza Prairie is the place for you to be. The native grasses are lush at this time and those browns, reds and yellows are visible on the prairie. Check out our info graphic below for plants you can spot during fall. 
2. Sunsets
Konza Prairie sunset

The sunsets in Manhattan are incredible all year long, but they are especially great during the fall. There are so many spots to catch a beautiful sunset from the Scenic Overlook to Tuttle Creek Lake or even out on the Kansas River. Nothing quite beats a Manhappiness sunset.

3. Manhattan Kansas = Flavortown
bourbon and baker - downtown Manhattan - dining in Manhattan - Manhattan Kansas

Okay, so maybe Guy Fieri didn't say that about Manhattan, but he definitely should. We have tons of locally owned restaurants that pack tons of flavor. Find unexpected dishes throughout town from biscuit sandwiches to a mac n' cheese grilled sandwich to a small dining plate with a southern twist. Manhattan is overflowing with dining options.

4. Fun Attractions to Enjoy
flint hills discovery center - manhattan kansas

Fall weather can be a bit unpredictable, but rain delays and random cold fronts won't stop the fun in Manhattan. Manhattan is filled with tons of indoor fun like the Flint Hills Discovery Center, K-State Insect Zoo, axe throwing, guided painting/crafts or Locked in downtown Manhattan. Your fun doesn't stop, even if the weather decides to not cooperate.

5. Outdoor Activities Galore 
linear trail _bike Manhattan - manhattan ks

Got a bike? We've got trails for you. Own a kayak/canoe/paddle board? There are tons of spots for you to paddle. Headed to the green? Don't miss our top ranked golf course! Whatever outdoor activity you are looking for Manhattan definitely has options for you to enjoy. 


We can't wait for the fall fun to begin! As you take part in all of these fall activities be sure to use the #VisitMHK and you might just be featured on our Instagram feed!

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