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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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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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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5 Free Activities in Manhattan

Looking for new activities that won't break the bank? Check out these 5 free activities to do in Manhattan. 1. K-State Gardens Head to the University Gardens at Kansas State University. The garden was built back in 1907 as a horticulture educational resource and learning laboratory for K-State…

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5 Bucket List Items in Manhattan

Did you know that according to Provision Living more than 95% of people have a bucket list? Travel is the #1 most popular bucket list item for many! Find several bucket list worthy experiences right here in Manhattan, Kansas. 1. Zip Line Soar above the tree tops at Wildwood Adventure Park. Enjoy…

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20 Outdoor Activities in Manhattan

Summer is here, time to get out and go exploring! Find 20 unique spots for kids in Manhattan. Take a bike ride through City Park for a short distance ride. Enjoy one of Manhattan's most well known parks located right outside of Aggieville. Take the kids for a walk through the K-State Gardens…

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5 Things To Do this Spring in Manhattan

Spring is almost here, which means fun outdoor activities, longer days and more events to enjoy! Here are 5 things to do this spring in Manhattan. 1. Kansas State University Gardens Head to Kansas State University Gardens to see it in full bloom. Walk through the gardens to see all of the…

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Top 10 Best Things to do in a Manhattan Weekend

What to do in a weekend in Manhattan? What not to do is the better question as there is no way you can pack all this fun into one weekend. I guess, we'll see you back next weekend? 1. Flint Hills Discovery Center The Flint Hills Discovery Center is where history and science collide. The main floor…

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