Manhattan, KS

The Flint Hills Discovery Center is your gateway to learning about the last remaining stand of tallgrass prairie. Witness fire and snow outside on the prairie, and inside the Flint Hills Discovery Center! Delve underground; breathe fresh air from the multi-story patio and splash your way through the Blue Earth Plaza located just out the doors of the Discovery Center.

Venture into our rich heritage with neighboring Fort Riley, and out along the Oregon Trail. Fish and boat in the second largest lake in the state; Tuttle Creek State Park. Play elite golf on one of three public courses, or enjoy four days of the largest country musical festival in the Midwest; Kicker Country Stampede!

Take the family to wind in and out of flower-lined pathways with AZA accredited Sunset Zoo. View creepy crawlies up close and personal at the insect zoo and meander the kaleidoscopic K-State Botanical Gardens. Ready to head inside? Sample our shopping with multiple districts around Manhattan from quaint local shops to big-city offerings!

Aggieville provides an active nightlife for the night owls and fantastic local dining, eclectic shopping, and purple pride. Don’t forget to tour the Kansas State University campus, or catch an on-stage production with the McCain Performance Series while you’re here; they bring in actors and performers from around the world!

If you’ve never been- now’s the time to experience The Little Apple®. If you’ve been before- our renovations and explosive growth will shock you. Have a big adventure in The Little Apple®!