Have a bachelor party coming up? Or a milestone birthday you want to celebrate with the guys? Rally the troops and plan your guys' getaway to Manhattan, Kansas! On top of the 13 hotels you'll find around Manhattan, we have several unique stays like The Samy Family Stay and Play Lodge at Colbert Hills Golf Course. Located directly behind the driving range, this spacious lodge has two sides each featuring several bedrooms, a living area, a beautiful stone fireplace, a large bar area, ample seating and multiple TVs. Or embrace the outdoors as you camp at one of Tuttle Creek Lake's cabins.
First things first, it's time to hit the course! Manhattan is home to 3 public golf courses. First, we have Colbert Hills. Ranked as the #1 public golf course in Kansas, their 18 holes feature some of the best Flint Hills landscape. Then we have Stagg Hill. Located off of Fort Riley Boulevard and Scenic Drive, this tree-lined course alongside the Kansas River has several challenging holes. If you're looking for a wider range of activities try Wildcat Fitness and Fun. Here they have a 9-hole golf course, driving range, 18-hole mini golf, and batting cages located all within Anneberg Park.
Once you're done on the course, head to Goolsby's in Aggieville. Goolsby's features duck bowling and 2 multi-sport simulators. If it wasn't your day on the actual golf course, you may just have a chance to redeem yourself on the golf simulators. Plus, arguably most importantly, they have a 30-tap (yes, 30!) self-pour beer wall! For another axe-illerating time, try your hand at Axe Throwing. Manhattan has two great axe-throwing locations, Axe to Grind in Aggieville and Manhatchet in downtown.
Aggieville is the place to be for nightlife in Manhattan! Start by having dinner and drinks at Tanner's Bar and Grill. Then lead your friends on a pub crawl through Aggieville where you'll find over 20 bars each with its own signature drink! Try a sharknado from Mojo's Beach Bar or a mind-eraser shot from Rock a Belly. Head to the Ville's only Irish Bar, O'Malley's, for a Belfast bomb or mini beer shot. If you want to try something sweet you can find some of the best rum buckets in town at Tubby's Sports Bar or try a classic fish bowl from Fat's.
Grab yourself a big breakfast for a big day at Early Edition. Known for serving up the best sizzle, their menu is packed full of all your favorite breakfast classics. From breakfast to lunch, they have the comfort food you need.
Get out on the water at Tuttle Creek Lake. Rent a pontoon, kayak, canoe or paddleboard from Wildcat Marina. There are also plenty of spots to go fishing around Tuttle Creek Lake. Like the Tuttle Creek Reservoir, with over 10,900 surface acres and multiple spots to drop a fishing line or put in a boat. Catch fish like crappie, white bass, catfish, largemouth bass and saugeye. There's also Tuttle Creek Willow Lake located just below the Tuttle Creek Reservoir. This is a fun place to fish with plenty of spots to cast your hook. Great for catching channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass and trout. Located on the northeast side of Manhattan, Pottawatomie No. 2 is a great spot to spend a long afternoon fishing. Catch fish like black bass, channel catfish, crappie and bluegill. A great place to try out kayak fishing as well.
For dinner and evening entertainment head downtown. Here you can find several great restaurants like Tallgrass Taphouse, Bourbon and Baker or El Patron. For some post-dinner drinks try a local brew at Manhattan Brewing Company. Or check out our calendar of events to see what live music might be happening around town!
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