As a meeting planner you're balancing all of the large and small details of planning a meeting or event, which can be stressful. The Visit Manhattan team is here to help you! Learn about our complimentary services before, during and after your event. Find our meeting planner guide full of the information you need for planning your event and check out the marketing tools available for you to promote your event. Discover our top 10 reasons to meet in Manhattan. 

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1. Manhattan is the #1 Walkable Meeting Destination in Kansas

The Manhattan Conference Center is less than a 1/2 mile from the center of downtown Manhattan. Downtown's shopping, dining, attractions and more are easy for guests to walk to, no car ride service needed. Manhattan also feature three hotels within walking distance to Aggieville for your guests to enjoy dining, shopping, the night scene and more. 

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2. Exceptional Meeting Venues

Hosting a large conference? We've got a meeting venue for that. Hosting a small board retreat? We've got the perfect spot for that. Looking for a unique event space? We've got tons of options for you. Whatever your meeting or event venue needs are, Manhattan has a spot that will suit you. Learn more about our venue options here.

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3. Over 1,300 Sleeping Rooms

Bringing a big group? Don't worry, we've got enough rooms for that. The Manhattan Conference Center is next to two hotels that can host those overflow guests. Find all of Manhattan's lodging options here. 

Bourbon & Baker Dining Downtown

4. 50+ Unique Dining Offerings

Manhattan's diverse dining options and local eateries offer delicious choices for every appetite. From burgers to steaks, salads to seafood, donuts to gourmet pastries; your guests' taste buds are in for a treat. Explore all of Manhattan's dining options here. 

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5. Home to Kansas State University

Kansas State University calls Manhattan home. On campus find beautiful historic buildings, botanic gardens, an art museum and live performances. Watch Manhattan turn to purple on K-State game days as the Wildcats battle their opponent. Learn more about Kansas State University here. 

Flint Hills

6. Gateway to the Flint Hills 

Whether you're driving or flying into Manhattan you will get the chance to see the beautiful Flint Hills that surround Manhattan. Just a few minutes from downtown your meeting guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the Flint Hills from sunrise to sunset. 

Flint Hills Discovery Center

7. Great Attractions

Event goers will enjoy their time off exploring all Manhattan has to offer. From a visit to the Flint Hills Discovery Center to zip lining, there is always something to do. 

People Walking in Aggieville

8. Unique Team Building Opportunities

Find several unique opportunities for team building in Manhattan. Immerse your team in a Kansas ranch team building opportunity or enjoy Kansas State University's challenge course. Bring your team out for an afternoon at Locked Manhattan, escape room, or throw some axes for a fun evening out. Looking to get your team excited? Take them for a zip line adventure, it is sure to get their heart racing! 


9. Complimentary Conference Services

The Visit Manhattan team is here to help you make the most of your meeting. Visit Manhattan provides complimentary services like welcome packets and name tags, bid proposals, charging stations, welcome speeches and more. Visit our Complimentary Conference Services page to learn more. 

Manhattan Regional Airport

10. Fly Manhattan Regional Airport

Manhattan's Regional Airport is less than 10 miles from downtown Manhattan. This allows your guests to quickly get to the meeting venue and spend more time enjoying their stay in Manhattan. The regional airport has daily connecting flights with Dallas Fort Worth and Chicago O'Hare. Learn more about FLY MHK. 


We can't wait until you visit Manhattan! From exceptional meeting venues to delectable dining options and more it's no wonder your guests will want to add a few days to their trip. Not sure where to get started on hosting your meeting in Manhattan? Download our meeting planner guide or contact the Visit Manhattan team.