Manhattan, Kansas


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

832 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
11 Votes - "Friendliest"
4 Votes - "Most Fun"
2 Votes - "Most Patriotic"


This college town in the Flint Hills is the home of Kansas State University, founded as the Kansas Agricultural College in 1863. The city's historic homes and structures include Goodnow House, an idiosyncratic home owned by educator Isaac Goodnow, Wolf House, a stone house originally built in 1868, and the 1916 pioneer log cabin in City Park. You can also visit Sunset Zoo which features over 300 animals in African and North American settings. Southwest of the city, the Konza Prairie, a living research center of native tallgrass owned by the Nature Conservancy, offers hiking trails of three, five, and six miles. The fishing is excellent at Tuttle Creek Lake to the north.

Located in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas, this vibrate community showcases nature at its best. Our community is dedicated to education, from higher learning to continual education on the Flint Hills. Enjoy hiking on the Konza Prairie, beautiful sunsets, star filled nights. Limestone buildings speak of our heritage and Manhattan's newest attraction, the Flint Hills Discovery Center shares the importance of the Prairie. Come, see for yourself why so many folks love Manhattan and desire to make this home.
Reviewed by Karen Hibbard
on April 26, 2012
Surfing at one of the city's three pools, jogging in beautiful Anneberg Park while watching kids play soccer, seeing the lights downtown at Christmas time from the back of a horse-drawn carriage, checking out the new Flint Hills Discover Center or the dancing waters at Blue EarthPlaza in the evening. I love Manhattan.
Reviewed by parkguy
on April 26, 2012
Very diverse population
Reviewed by sueschin
on April 26, 2012
Manhattan is the best small town in America!
Reviewed by TonyWebb
on April 26, 2012
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