Welcome to Manhattan, the quaint yet modern city of over 50,000 proud residents. ‘Manhappiness’ is a beautiful and friendly town, located where the Big Blue and the Kansas River intersect. Nestled in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills, Manhattan is a thriving city for trade, education, government, health care, and entertainment. Featuring Kansas State University (Home of the Wildcats, ‘EMAW’), historic Aggieville shopping district, Fort Riley Army Installation, and the National Biological Agricultural Facility (NBAF), Manhattan has a wide range of amenities and attractions for all ages.
Tuttle Creek State Park features more than 1,200 acres of outdoor recreational activities, including nature trails, camping sites, scenic picnic areas, an 18-hole disc golf course, archery range, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and a swimming beach. Tuttle Creek offers excellent channel cat and flathead fishing in the lake and the river above and below the lake. Bass and crappie are frequently caught near standing timber and brush piles. The nearly 12,000-acre wildlife area offers excellent hunting and wildlife viewing.
Located in the Flint Hills of Northeastern Kansas, Konza Prairie Biological Station is a native tallgrass prairie preserve. Konza Prairie’s hiking trails wind through lowland forests, cross Kings Creek, and climb over ancient limestone ledges into the largest native tallgrass prairie in North America. At the highest points, one can enjoy breathtaking views of the Flint Hills and the Kansas River Valley.