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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Drive to Manhattan!

Manhattan is an easy-to-reach destination, conveniently located just off Interstate 70 in the scenic Flint Hills region of NE Kansas.

Map of Kansas

State highways

US Highway 24 and Kansas highways 18, 113 and 177 provide regional access from every direction into Manhattan.

Interstate 70 travel

Traveling along I-70 provides east and west access points.

Westbound travel 

Exit 313 (from Kansas City/St. Louis/Topeka), proceed 9 miles north on Kansas Highway 177, across Kansas River and into east-central MHK. Downtown Manhattan district (Poyntz Ave.) is directly accessible, with visitors just minutes to Kansas State University campus via Anderson Avenue.

Eastbound travel

Coming from Denver or traversing north from Dallas/OKC/Wichita: Exit 303 funnels traffic onto Kansas 18 (K-18); 10-mile NE route across Kansas River, past Manhattan Regional (5 miles from airport) puts travelers into southwestern areas of the city and access to Seth Child Boulevard and Fort Riley Boulevard.

Driving distances (in miles)

Topeka: 55 
Salina: 67
Kansas City: 110
Wichita: 130
Lincoln: 135
Omaha: 175
Oklahoma City: 290
St. Louis: 370
Dallas/Denver: 495
Chicago: 630 

Getting Around Manhattan 

Transportation services around Manhattan: 
Car rental
Public transportation
Taxi service
Green Apple Bikes