Looking for the ultimate list of places to go and things to do in Manhattan? You've found it! Check out our top 10 picks of the best things to do in Manhattan. 

Konza trail

1. Konza Prairie 

Explore the Flint Hills landscape by hiking the Konza Prairie. The Konza Prairie is beautiful prairie land that also serves as a research station. The views are incredible on each of the trails. Trails range from 2.6 to 6.2 miles long.

Flint Hills Discovery Center

2. Flint Hills Discovery Center

The Flint Hills Discovery Center is located in downtown Manhattan in the Blue Earth Plaza. The center serves as a tribute to the 10,000 square miles of tall grass prairie that we call the Flint Hills. The three story structure is filled with opportunities to learn for all. On the lower floor learn all about the striking Flint Hills. On the second floor find their temporary exhibit that is always showcasing something new.


3. Wildwood Adventure Park 

Soar above the tree tops at Wildwood Adventure Park. Enjoy 7 zip lines up above the tree tops, with their longest line at 1,400 feet long. Don't forget the 40 foot free fall jump at the end!

Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

4. Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art 

The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art houses the Kansas State University permanent art collection, which originated in 1928. It has the most space devoted to the widest variety of Kansas art in the state. The museum offers an in-depth look at Kansas art, but also brings art and artists from around the world to the heart of Kansas. It is an art experience not to be missed. Did we mention admission is free? 

Liquid Art Winery and Estate aerial

5. Liquid Art Winery & Estate

Are you a wine connoisseur or maybe just a big fan? Enjoy Manhattan's own Liquid Art Winery & Estate, a local winery that produces wine and cider all on site. Sit on their patio, sip some wine and enjoy the view of the beautiful vineyard.  

Midwest Dream Car Collection

6. Midwest Dream Car Collection

The Midwest Dream Car Collection is a unique collection of more than 60 vehicles. Find muscle cars, customs, exotics, classics and more in the collection. Learn about each vehicles story as you travel the floor. 

Golf course

7. Golf at Colbert Hills

Take in the Flint Hills landscape through an afternoon out on the green at Colbert Hills. The 18 hole course features native Kansas limestone and vistas up to 12 miles. The course presents wide-open fairways with wispy rough that enters into play just a few steps off the fairways. Don't forget to grab a bite to eat at the Colbert Hills Bar & Grill.

Sunset Zoo

8. Sunset Zoo

The Sunset Zoo is the place to spend an afternoon outside in Manhattan. The zoo is home to more than 200 animals from flamingos to leopards to an ornate box turtle. The Sunset Zoo holds their accreditation by the Association of Zoo's & Aquariums and is committed to the highest level of animal care and guest experience. The zoo is a walkable park that makes for a fun afternoon excursion.

Kansas State University Gardens

9. University Gardens and K-State Insect Zoo

Find nearly 20 acres of different plant species throughout the Gardens at Kansas State University. The garden serves as a beautiful educational resource where the public and students can view a wide variety of plant life. This place is beautiful and serves as a great spot for a photo op! The Insect Zoo features many exhibits of creepy crawlies also known as insects and their arthropod relatives. Many children's activities are featured throughout the insect zoo.

Locked Manhattan

10.  Locked MHK 

Locked Manhattan has earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, so you know this escape room adventure is going to be great! Located in downtown Manhattan they have six unique escape rooms that range in difficulty level. Escape rooms are intricately designed through countless hours of research and planning. Your group has one hour to investigate semi-cover clues, piece the clues together and gain your freedom. 


Which Manhattan attraction will you visit first? Did we miss any of your favorite things to do in Manhattan?