Sunflower Summer

Sunflower Summer is a program of Kansas Tourism for Kansas residents May 25 - August 11, 2024.

This is a great way to explore our state with free admission to various museums, zoos, historical attractions, and nature centers. Have even more fun by participating in the Manhattan Passport for prizes!

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McCain Auditorium

Located on the K-State campus, McCain hosts an array of outstanding artists and attractions each year in the McCain Performance Series. From ballet to Broadway, jazz to chamber music, comedy to classic theatre, McCain has something for every taste. History A college barn, Anderson Hall, an…

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Summer Savings in MHK

Cash in on some summer savings and plan a budget-friendly trip to Manhattan, Kansas. Here in The Little Apple®, we have plenty of ways to stay entertained and on a budget. Come experience many priceless moments of thrilling adventure right here in Manhattan. FREE ACTIVITIES Looking for a free fun…

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Juneteenth in Manhattan Kansas

Manhattan is celebrating Juneteenth all week long starting Monday, June 13- Sunday, June 19! Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Today Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom and achievement while encouraging continuous…

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5 Ways to Beat the Heat in Manhattan, Kansas

As summer begins to heat up we created a list of 5 ways to stay cool while still enjoying some of Manhattan’s best attractions! 1) Take a LEAP Try out one of Manhattan's newest attractions, LEAP, an indoor trampoline park complete with an arcade and bowling lanes! Leap is full-fledged unabated fun…

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Fishing in Manhattan, Kansas

Fishing is a great activity to enjoy the outdoors by yourself or with friends and family. Whether you’re a first-timer, a self-proclaimed pro or a visitor looking to learn more about the area we have answered some FAQs below. From what you will need to bring, some of the best spots around Manhattan…

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Road Races

Whip up the green wardrobe because Manhattan's St. Patrick's Day festivities are right around the corner. Back in 1978, Rick Mann of KS State Bank and Sonny Ballard of Ballard’s Sporting Goods along with others had the idea to bring some life back to Aggieville during the slow spring break week…

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Celebrate National Margarita Day in MHK

Grab your drinking partners - and your designated driver- because February 22 is National Margarita Day! We've curated a list of the best spots in MHK to enjoy a fresh margarita. From great atmospheres, great food, and even better margaritas, Manhattan has the place for you to celebrate this…

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22 Things to do in Manhattan in 2022

1. Stroll through the K-State Gardens Soak in a kaleidoscopic swirl of colors, scents, sights and sounds in this on-campus gem, where you can take a peaceful walk through the butterfly garden, sit back and relax or bring your children to teach them about plants. 2. Take a photo in front of our…

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Your MHK Weekend Bucket List

Coming to town for graduation, to visit friends, or catch up with family? Manhattan is full of so many enticing attractions it’s hard to choose just a few. We’re here to help. Here are our top 5 bucket list items for your weekend in The Little Apple®. 1. Visit the Festival of Lights. As you drive…

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Guess who is turning a quarter of a century old?

When you think of anniversary gifts your mind may go to flowers, jewelry or a weekend away. Or what about a museum of art named in your spouse's honor? That's just a bite into the big history of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. The Beach Museum as locals call it has been an important part…

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